WEANER steers hit 500c/kg at Inverell Regional Livestock Exchange's (IRLX) Prime Cattle sale on Tuesday as light weight feeder cattle remained in high demand, while prices varied due to quality.
Numbers were slightly down to total just more than 230 head across all categories due to the Easter long weekend, however the market stayed firm despite the reduced yarding.
Both cattle and buyers came from the surrounding areas of Inverell, Glen Innes, Texas, Warialda, Bingara and Bundarra.
Steers made up the lion's share of the yarding at 100 head.
A good line of Herefords from Worungil Partnership topped at 500c/kg, to make $975/head.
Worungil Partnership also achieved the top dollar in the heifer category with a pen of Angus Cross sold for 402c/kg, weighing 229kg, to make $923/head.
There was solid demand for cows with the best run achieving 257c/kg, weighing 558kg to make $1,437/head, supplied by P and N Butcher, while the average cow made 240c/kg or better.
Ben McMahon, Lehman Stock & Property, said the market was overall firm on last week, but there was a variation in price due to quality.
"The two, four and six teeth cattle didn't make as much as the young cattle," Mr McMahon said.
"The light weight, young cattle were slightly dearer and showed good quality."
D S Bradley and AJ McKay sold a Santa Gertrudis bull for $1,416. The bull weighed 515kg.