Canterbury


6 August 2020

Coalgate cattle and sheep sale 6.08

  • Prime Angus steers, 464-500kg, sold well at $2.86-$2.92/kg

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 669kg, fetched $2.95/kg

  • Scanned-in-lamb ewes traded for $168-$192 

Store lambs numbered nearly 1000 at Coalgate last Thursday with quality forward store ewe lambs $128-$171 and lighter mixed-sex and male pens $80-$139. The top prime lambs earned $198 with the next cut $160-$195, while lighter types found top gear to sell in the tight range of $140-$149. One prime ewe managed $242 with other heavy pens $170-$228, and the balance $97-$149.
Dairy cows contributed the biggest group in the cattle section with Friesian cows, 500-643kg, priced at $1.83-$1.91/kg. Prime heifers were mostly Charolais-cross and a 467kg pen sold for the best price of the day at $2.99/kg. The store pens were mostly dairy or dairy-cross with the heaviest pen R2 Friesian steers, 483-513kg, that earned $2.07-$2.16/kg, whereas the pick of the R1 pens was 264kg Friesian bulls that made $720. Read more in your LivestockEye.