Canterbury


5 December 2019

Coalgate cattle and sheep 5.12

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 518-540kg, made $2.95-$3.00/kg

  • Limousin bulls, 329-361kg, sold from $3.88/kg to $4.01/kg

  • Limousin heifers, 309-343kg, made $3.79-$3.85/kg

  • Top store lambs made $110-$128, with second cuts $90-$109

Several large consignments of ewes were put forward at Coalgate last Thursday, with 4000 penned. A third traded for $230-$300, while medium held at $190-$229 and lighter types $110 to $189. Prime lambs were popular, with top cuts mainly $180-$240 and mid-range types $160-$179.

Prime cattle exceeded the number of store cattle available. Prime steers lowered 10-15c/kg with most Hereford-Friesian, 541-653kg, at $3.00-$3.06/kg. Heifers over 500kg earned $2.90/kg to $3.01/kg. Prices were down for boner cattle and most sold for $1.59/kg to $1.75/kg. 
In the store pens, yearling Charolais-cross steers, 283-357kg, sold in a tight range of $3.18-$3.25/kg, while yearling Angus steers varied from $2.34/kg to $3.26/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 237-245kg, eased to $2.49-$2.53/kg.