Rain raises demand for Northern Rivers cattle
WITH widespread rain across the country, demand for cattle is high.
At last Saturday's Lismore store sale, 340 cattle were sold.
Steers sold extremely well, reaching new highs with restockers who paid up to $1526 for crossbreds.
The grown steers were mainly of secondary quality and sold in the $3.05-3.15/kg range. Most weaner steers sold from $3.15-3.52/kg, depending on weight and quality.
Heifers sold well above meat value, ranging in price from $2.60-3.08/kg.
The best of the cows and calves sold in the $1450-1680 range.
Young heifers with calves and older lines sold from $1000-1350.
On Tuesday a rain-reduced yarding of 220 cattle was sold.
The number of prime milk vealers was reduced and sold in the $2.80-3/kg range. Secondary lines sold from $2.70-2.85/kg.
Weaner steers sold in $3.10-3.40/kg range.
Sixty cows were yarded, consisting of mainly secondary types, with most selling in the $2-2.42/kg range.