THERE were two sales last week, with some good numbers yet again coming through.
In total there were 5065 head sold across the two days.
2642 head were sold on Wednesday with prices similar to the previous week.
The average price across the sale was $883.71/head (263.2c/kg).
Average weight for the sale was 336kg.
The vealer market had average prices of 292.9c/kg (at 251kg), with this category topped by Barry Troy with one head at $1316.52.
Cows averaged 215.3c/kg (at 487kg) with Christine Thompson topping the market with one head at $1606.16.
A Jeffrey Harrison bullock got the highest price for the sale at $2227.68.
George and Fuhrmann held the first day of their sale on the Friday with 2423 head sold.
Heifers averaged 300.4c/kg (at 236kg) and steers averaged 318.1c/kg (at 298kg).
Bullocks averaged 265.3c/kg, top 276.2c/kg.
Bulls averaged 229.1c/kg, top 246.2/kg.
Cows averaged 215.3c/kg, top 242.2c/kg.
Cows and calves averaged $937.14/unit, top $1,040/unit.
Heifers averaged 247.7c/kg, top 264.2/kg.
Steers averaged 268.4/kg, top 291.2c/kg.
Vealer averaged 292.9c/kg, top 362.2c/kg.
Yearling heifers averaged 257.5c/kg, top 265.0c/kg.
Yearling steers averaged 283.1c/kg, top 318.0c/kg.
Heifers averaged 300.4c/kg, top 406c/kg.
Steers averaged 318.1c/kg, top 348c/kg.
520 cattle were sold at the Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.
With big yarding of cattle everywhere over the last week, prices couldn't maintain the levels of the previous good rate.
450 mainly good quality vealers sold to meat processors and, to a lesser extent, restockers.
The better end of the prime medium weight vealers sold from $2.70-$2.80/kg, $650-$780.
Heavy vealers/weaners steers sold from $2.60-$2.90/kg, $800-$980.
Weaner buyers were selective.
Good quality angus, charolais and limousin cross steers sold in the $2.50-$3.05/kg range and heifers $2.70-$2.80/kg.
The cow market held firm with last weeks sale topping at $2.28 /kg, $1323 for Jason Thompson's charolais.
Gary and Marie Tully's charolais cross cow sold for $2.18/kg, $1440. There were more secondary quality cows this week and they ranged in price from $1.60 to $2/kg.
714 cattle were yarded at Grafton. The market for bullocks and cows come back as per expectations, however, they still sold very strong to see bullocks hit 278c/kg and cows 216c/kg.
Calves to processors also sold softer to top at 282c/kg.
The back of the British bred weaner steers topped at 320c/kg, which was slightly easier also.
Peter Bowling bullocks sold to 265c/kg, weighed 685kg to return $1803/hd.
Tracey Lawson bullocks sold to 275c/kg, weighed 703kg to return $1926/hd.
F B & A D Hunter bullocks sold to 270c/kg, weighed 640kg to return $1723/hd.
Grab Pastoral bullocks sold to 276c/kg, weighed 660kg to return $1816/hd.
Kerr Adams bullocks sold to 260c/kg, weighed 617kg to return 1592/hd.
Rodney Chevalley cows sold to 214c/kg, weighed 237kg to return $1144/hd.
D & M Lawrence angus steers sold to 306c/kg, returned $883/hd to restockers.
MJ Corrigan sold brahman/brangus steers 267.2c/kg, averaged 700kg - $1870.40 p/hd.
S Blackadder sold a brahman cross steer 270.2c/kg, weighed 635kg - $1715.77.
John Andrew Svikis sold brangus steers 280c/kg, averaged 396.3kg - $1109.50 p/hd.
W V Ide sold angus cross steers 289.2c/kg, averaged 415kg - $1200.18 p/hd.
S Blackadder sold brahman cross heifers 243.2c/kg, averaged 467.5kg - $1,136.96 p/hd.
Estate of the Late Mary Carter sold hereford cross cows 215c/kg, averaged 692.5kg -$1,488.88 p/hd