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By Glenn Weir

Cattle Market Report 16th April 2024

Lismore Saleyards 


1,400 weaners and feeders were sold through the ring at the Lismore Saleyards on Thursday 11th April.


Feeder steers under 380kg sold from $3.20 to $3.72 per kilo.  Heavy feeders, milk and 2 tooth sold from $3.16 to $3.40 per kilo for returns of $1,400 to $1,603. 


There was a very good yarding of heavy yearlings and weaner steers with most finding new homes in Queensland or the Tablelands.  The majority of yearlings sold from $3.50 to $3.70 per kilo for returns of $1,050 to $1,350.


A good run of Charolais and Limousin steers sold from $3.68 to $4.14 per kilo depending on weight for returns of $900 to $1,362.  British breed steers also sold very well with good quality lines ranging from $3.70 to $3.95 per kilo.


Lightweight Angus steers sold up to $4.58 per kilo for returns of $828.  Steers not as suitable for the northern orders sold from $2.50 to $3.20 per kilo.


Heifers sold at improved rates.  Good lines of Euro heifers sold from $2.90 to $3.18 per kilo for returns of $750 to $950.  In general, most of the heifers suitable for outside orders sold in the $2.65 to $2.90 per kilo range.


On Saturday 13th April, a breeder sale was held at the Lismore yards.  Buyers from the local area competed on the good lines of calved and pregnancy tested heifers and young cows.  Once again buyers were happy to pay a premium for the good quality quiet cattle.


Brangus and Angus heifers with calves ranged from $1,550 to $1,850.  PTIC F1 Brahman x Hereford heifers sold from $1,700 to $2,300.  Young Angus x Brangus cows PTIC sold from $1,500 to $1,950.


Secondary cows and calves were mostly bought by locals or southern fatteners with the aim to improve and then split.  The price on these was determined by frame of cow and size of calf.  These cows and calves ranged from $1,000 to $1,960.


NEXT SALES AT LISMORE

Tuesday 16th April - fat cattle sale from 7.30am

Tuesday 30th April - fat cattle sale from 7.30am

Thursday 9th May - special sale of weaners from 9.00am

 

205 Lake Street, North Lismore

Glenn Weir

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