Mixed returns at Lismore cattle sale
AN INCREASED yarding of 483 cattle were sold at the Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.
Firstly, the good news. Light vealers, the ones weighing up to about 240kg live weight, nice and fresh and of good shape, sold well, making up to $2.03/kg or $486.
Good bobby calves sold to $2.28/kg.
Butcher vealers topped at $1.90/kg for a couple of outstanding Limousin x returning $523.
The quality of the young cattle deteriorated and this was reflected in their price, with many big bully weaners in the $1 to $1.30/kg range.
An outstanding line of Brahman x and Santa x bullocks sold for $1.45/kg, returning $879.
There was no joy in the cow market, with the best cows making $1.21/kg.
There are now only two Lismore sales left before the Christmas break, the last being on December 15. The first sale in the New Year will be held on January 5, 2010.
It is difficult to write 2010 and harder to believe. It only seems like five years ago that it was the year 2000, with the Sydney Olympics and the expected computer malfunctions.