Strong demand for quality breeders

LAST Saturday's Store Cattle Sale at the Lismore Saleyards attracted another big crowd of buyers keen to bid on the 350 head of cattle on offer.

The quality of the young cattle was generally low with most in “store condition”. A good line of 15-month-old Charolais steers sold for $650. Brahman cross steers the same age sold for $630.

There was a good run of three-year-old Angus heifers a little low in condition and these sold like hot cakes topping at $820 and averaging around $700.

The demand for quality breeding cattle is still strong. Two F1 (Brahman cross Hereford) calved heifers sold for $1140. Charbray heifers and calves also made $1140. Cows and calves sold in the $750 to $1050 range, depending on age and quality.

At Tuesday's cattle sale a rain-affected yarding of only 500 were sold.

Most of the vealers lacked finish, but a few good lines sold on a slightly improved market with good rain falling in the west, topping at $2.23/kg.



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