Bay of Plenty

10 September 2019

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 10.09

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 345-470kg, made $3.13/kg

  • One-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 180-200kg, traded at $3.07/kg

  • Boner Friesian cows, 475-560kg, sold for $2.18/kg

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 529-556kg, made $3.12/kg

  • The top prime lambs made $217, and the best store lambs fetched $128 

Local farmers were hoping spring weather would arrive soon at Rangiuru after miserable conditions underfoot last Tuesday. High-yielding steers remain in demand, with the price for 525-575kg lines up 3c/kg to $3.12/kg, 10c/kg above last year. The prime section was divided evenly between prime steers and cull cows. Hereford steers, 610kg, sold best at $3.21/kg, while boner prices tightened and most 445-562kg lines sold for $2.16-$2.21/kg.

Half of the store yarding could be found in the mixed quality of the 1-year pens. Simmental-cross steers, 169kg, were $3.82/kg, and the best Hereford-Friesian heifers, 231kg, $3.46/kg. Buyers selectively bid on lesser lines, and prices varied throughout.