Dry conditions boost cattle sale numbers
A TOTAL of 420 cattle were sold at Saturday's Lismore Store Sale.
Heavy steers were generally 10c/kg cheaper than last month but good quality lightweights improved. Feeder steers sold from $2.65-2.82/kg - depending on weight and quality - for returns of $850-1258.
Good weaners sold from $3-3.22/kg.
Lightweight weaner heifers sold to a cheaper trend of $2.35-2.75/kg.
Only 50 cows and calves were yarded and sold well. The better end sold from $1450-1540 with the secondary run $1200-1350.
Nearly 500 cattle were yarded for the regular Tuesday sale.
The unseasonally dry weather is having on effect on the cattle: More plain vealers were on offer.
Prime vealers sold at similar rates to last week, of $2.58-2.76/kg.
Heavy weaners/vealers sold from $2.75-3.12/kg for good returns of $715-972.
Medium and light angus weaner steers sold from $3.10-3.36/kg.
It was a good yarding of cows and the market showed further improvement.
Heavy cows sold from $2.10-2.38/kg. Rory Richardson's charolais-cross cow weighed 735kg and returned $1603.
The best of the dairy cows, from Kyogle, sold for $2.32/kg ($1671).
Secondary cows sold in the $1.70-2.10/kg range and the odd light cow was $1.20-1.55/kg