It’s Friday, which means salinity and cattle reports
MID Richmond River salinity for April 27 and May 4 respectively and dissolved oxygen levels for May 4, supplied by Richmond River County Council, Lismore: Kilgin Rd 0.21mS, 4.5mS (7.3mg/L); Woodburn 0.22mS, 0.28mS (8.1mg/L); Rocky Mouth Creek 0.90mS, 0.85mS (5.9mg/L); Swan Bay 0.19mS, 0.20mS (9.0mg/L); Coraki 0.20mS, 0.20mS (7.7mg/L).
Maximum tolerance for livestock for limited periods as supplied by the Department of Primary Industries: Beef cattle 16.6mS, dairy cattle 10.0mS, poultry 5.8mS, horses 11.6mS, pigs 6.6mS and sheep 23.0mS.
Cattle sale report
A FEW more cattle were yarded at Casino’s weekly sale on Wednesday.
Of the 1210 head more than 900 were young cattle consisting of a fair few light veal, however there was a large percentage of medium-weight vealers too. Quality was mixed, with some good runs of well-finished milk veal through the sale.
The market saw little change, with most vealers selling to similar prices to last week. The best of the light veal sold to 279c/kg and medium weights from 260-288c/kg to average 274c/kg. A few prime butcher vealers met keener demand, selling from 300-320c/kg.
Falls of rain over a large part of the state resulted in restocker demand increasing, with restocker vealer steers gaining 10-20c/kg. Most steer calves sold from 256-330c/kg while restocker vealer heifers topped at 298c/kg.
Grown steers held firm, topping at 246c/kg.
The yarding of cows sold firm to 4c dearer, with medium weights averaging 192c and heavy cows selling to 215c/kg.