Bay of Plenty

19 July 2019

Rangiuru cattle and sheep sale 16.07

  • Prime steers, 576-650kg, sold for $2.98-$3.03/kg, regardless of breed

  • Angus cows, 390-461kg and run with an Angus bull, made $838-$990

  • R2 steers sold well, the best Hereford-Friesian, 397kg, at $3.20/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 401-436kg, were close behind at $3.05-$3.09/kg

Mild winter weather continued at Rangiuru, allowing savvy buyers at last Tuesday’s sale to get a jump on spring pricing. Prime heifers sold at similar levels to the steers, rising to $3.04-$3.08/kg. Boner cows varied; a line of 456kg Friesian earned $2.26/kg, and 511kg, $2.07/kg.
R2 Hereford-Jersey steers, 441kg, achieved $3.08/kg, and Hereford-Jersey heifers, 278-373kg, $2.41-$2.52/kg. R2 Hereford-dairy heifers, run-with-bull, sold for $640-$760. Feeder calves started appearing last week and varied from $20 to $145.
It was a solid sale for the lambs and ewes yarded. The top price for prime lambs was $170, and store, $128.