Cattle report: Quality good despite winter conditions
A TOTAL of 495 cattle were sold at last Saturday's Lismore store sale.
Despite the winter conditions most cattle presented well and buyers competed strongly from start to finish.
A total of 245 steers/bullocks of mixed quality averaged $3.16/kg.
Bob Irvin's angus bullock sold for $300.2/kg, returning $1831.
Heavy feeder steers sold from $3.28/kg ($1510), while weaner steers ranged in price from $3.10-3.60/kg ($500 to $943).
Most weaner heifers sold in the $2.95-3.20/kg range. Stephen Fields' roan shorthorn heifers returned $3.42/kg ($718).
Good lines of young cows and calves sold from $1600-2000 and secondary types $1200-1500.
Three hundred cattle were yarded for Tuesday's weekly sale.
Vealers sold on an improved market with most selling in the $3.00-3.15/kg range.
Heavy vealers/weaners sold to backgrounders. Heifers to $3.20, steers to $3.35.
Weaner steers, suiting western restockers, were in short supply and sold in the $3.303.55/kg range.
The cow market was cheaper than last week's exceptional sale.
Heavy cows sold from $2.25-2.40/kg and the lighter end $1.60-2.20/kg.