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



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