Quality, not quantity at Lismore saleyards

A GOOD quality yarding of 380 cattle were sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.

Most vealers sold 10c/kg cheaper than last week, but with most weighing well, producers were satisfied with their returns.

Medium vealers sold to meat operators for $2.75-$2.96/kg.

Heavy vealers/weaners sold to meat operators and backgrounders for $2.80-$3.20/kg.

An angus steer off the Byron hinterland topped at $3.14/kg, returning $1052.

Errol Green's well-bred droughtmaster weaner heifer sold to a Nimbin cattleman for $2.88/kg ($909).

Grown cattle sold on a par with last week, with heavy cows selling for $2.10-$2.26/kg.

Bruce Jobson's South Devon cow topped the market at $1580.

Secondary cows sold in the $1.60-$2/kg range.

This Saturday's monthly store cattle sale will see an expected yarding of about 300 head go through the ring. Farmers wanting to buy steers, heifers, bulls or cows with calves are invited to attend.

The sale starts at 10am with viewing from 9am onwards.

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