OFF THE RAILS
By Glenn Weir
Cattle Market Report 30th November 2023
1,330 cattle were sold at the Lismore Saleyards on Wednesday 29th November. All classes of stock showed price gains again this week.
Bulls which struggled to sell for $1.60 per kg a month ago topped at $2.70 per kg. The Armstrong's poll Hereford bull of Disputed Plains sold for $2.60 per kg, a return of $2,302. Wayne Barnes' Angus bull returned $2,382.
Heavy cows topped at $2.40 per kg for returns of $1,611 with most in the $2.20 to $2.30 per kg range. Secondary cows sold very well making from $2.00 to $2.15 per kg. The Smith family's dairy cow sold for $2.14 per kg for a return of $1,500.
A good line of Angus weaner steers sold to good competition. Under 200kg topped at $4.12 per kg. Angus steers in the 220 to 280kg range generally sold from $3.30 to $3.80 per kg for returns of $900 to $1,050. Steers of other breeds, suitable for the re-stocker also sold well from $3.20 to $3.80 per kg.
Heifers sold at dearer rates with many good lines ranging from $2.60 to $2.90 per kg and a few in excess of $3.10 per kg.
The sales were conducted by Ian Weir & Son along with all Casino Agents
Upcoming Sales at Lismore Saleyards
Saturday 2nd December from 9am
Special Breeder Sale
George & Fuhrmann and Ian Weir & Son
Wednesday 6th and 13th December
Friday Special Weaner sale from 8am
Friday 15th December
Breeder sale featuring some very good lines of cows and calves and PTIC Heifers