Bay of Plenty

23 February 2021

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 23.02

  • Prime Angus-cross bulls, 705kg, made $2.90/kg

  • Prime Friesian and Friesian-cross bulls, 685kg, earned $2.84/kg

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian bulls, 628kg, fetched $2.77/kg

  • Vetted-in-calf Friesian cows, 613kg, returned $2.69/kg

R2 cattle contributed most of the store section at Rangiuru last Tuesday. Steers were mostly Hereford-Friesian and sold in two cuts: the best 322-430kg attracted bids of $2.50-$2.61/kg while lesser quality cattle of similar weight sold from $2.21/kg to $2.45/kg. Half the heifers were Hereford-Friesian, 375-422kg, and ranged from $2.32/kg to $2.50/kg while Hereford, 233-353kg, made $2.23-$2.31/kg. The top Angus bulls, 326kg, fetched $2.52/kg and 361kg Jersey made $2.51/kg. Lambs mostly earned $80-$135 while ewes averaged $130. Read more in your LivestockEye.