Bay of Plenty


12 November 2019

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 12.11

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 310kg, improved to $3.45/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 300-350kg, rose 15c/kg to $3.49/kg

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian bulls, 96-97kg, made $615-$628

  • Prime Angus steers, 688kg, fetched $3.44/kg

  • Prime new season lambs were $130-$197, with hoggets $111-$215

Store cattle kept up recent volume rises at Rangiuru last Tuesday after recent rain. Better quality lines were sought after with 2-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 420-495kg, sold for $3.29-$3.31/kg. Most beef 2-year steers over 400kg were $3.15-$3.18/kg, while 300-400kg were largely $2.90-$2.97/kg. Angus heifers, 366kg, made $3.01/kg, while Hereford bulls, 470kg, earned $3.09/kg.

Quality yearling heifers sold well; Hereford-Friesian, 360-387kg, traded for $3.13-$3.18/kg with second cuts, 272-352kg, at $3.09-$3.18/kg. Friesian bulls, 368kg, stood out from the crowd at $3.22/kg, while others were selectively bought at $2.38/kg to $2.79/kg.
Most prime beef steers, 500-619kg, made $3.25-$3.28/kg regardless of breed, and the best beef heifers, 470-516kg, $3.24-$3.30/kg.