Bay of Plenty

4 August 2020

Rangiuru cattle and sheep sale 4.08

  • R2 Angus-cross and Hereford steers, 324-367kg, earned $3.20-$3.21/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 328-455kg, made $2.95-$2.99/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 384kg, fetched $2.76/kg

  • Lamb numbers were low and made $87-$151

Specially advertised R1 Charolais-Simmental steers attracted plenty of attention at Rangiuru last Tuesday and 338kg-367kg sold for $1165 and $1270. Most of the remaining R1 steers were Hereford-Friesian and those in the best condition, 258-296kg, made $930-$1020 with the majority 163-236kg that fetched $690-$790. Traditional heifers, 192-287kg, were priced at $490-$760.
Prime steers were older big-framed ox that sold in the tight range of $2.95/kg to $3.07/kg. Almost 60 boner cows were available with Friesian, 568-642kg, half of the tally that earned $1.83-$1.90/kg while one pen at 605kg went slightly higher at $1.97/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.