Bay of Plenty

18 February 2020

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 18.02

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 616-680kg, earned $2.50-$2.51/kg

  • R2 Red Devon bulls, 470kg, made $2.52/kg

  • Boner Friesian-Jersey cows, 353-474kg, improved to $1.18-$1.22/kg

  • Prime lambs earned $108-$119

The smallest yarding for at least ten years was penned at Rangiuru last Tuesday. Most of the prime section was a mixed collection of boner cattle, that all sold $1.15/kg to $1.27/kg, which for Jersey types was a significant improvement from last week. Most stores were R2 dairy heifers, with half in one pen of 15 Friesian, 342kg, that fetched $2.15/kg. The balance were generally smaller and selectively bought in the range of $1.29/kg to $1.93/kg.