Kari Bourne

Solid cow market at saleyards

ANOTHER good yarding of 330 cattle were sold at Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.

Vealer pries increased by another 8c/kg. 

Most prime 6 - 9 month old vealers sold in the $2.90 to $3.10/kg. 

The McMillan family's line of Brahman cross vealers sold for $3.10/kg, $671.

Heavy vealers/yearlings were sought after by butchers and feedlotters. 

Andrews Matthew's prime Angus steer sold for $2.96/kg returning $1125. 

Geoff Crawford's weaner steer sold for $3.34/kg, $835.

Secondary vealers generally sold from $2.45 to $2.80/kg depending on shape and finish.

The cow market was solid. 

A Charbray cow off Mckees Hill topped the day at $2.56/kg, $1652. 

Most of the heavy cows sold in the $2.30 to $2.50/kg range. 

Medium cows sold from $2.00 to $2.30/kg. Cows for restocking sold from $1.70 to $1.95/kg.

On Saturday the monthly "Store Cattle" sale will be held at Lismore Saleyards. 

This will be the last chance for local farmers to buy cattle this year at Lismore yards. 

A good yarding of steers, heifers, cows with calves and bulls are expected.

Next Tuesday will be the last Lismore "fat" sale for this year.

Sales will resume in the new year on Tuesday, January 5. 

We would like to wish all our valued clients a safe and merry Christmas.



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