Bay of Plenty

21 January 2020

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 21.01

  • Two-year Murray-Grey bulls, 477kg, made $3.00/kg

  • Two-year Hereford bulls, 588kg, earned $2.86/kg

  • Prime steers fetched $2.84-$2.85/kg

  • The top lambs made $141

Bulls were a big feature of all sections at Rangiuru last Tuesday, and in the 2-year category were significantly heavier than the best Hereford-Friesian steers, 343kg, that made $2.92/kg. Yearling Hereford bulls proved popular, with a pen of 246kg sold for $3.21/kg. A rate of $2.78-$2.88/kg covered most of the yearling steers that were largely 321-413kg beef-cross. The best heifers were Hereford-Friesian, 364kg, that made $2.75/kg, with most other lines of this breed $2.32/kg to $2.61/kg.