Canterbury


16 September 2021

Coalgate cattle and sheep 16.09

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 583-729kg, earned $3.28-$3.36/kg

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 329-370kg, made $2.35/kg to $2.49/kg

  • Prime lambs reached $362 and ewes, $363

  • One pen of 85 Coopdale ewes and 162 lambs traded at $128 all counted

  • The store lamb pens were quiet, and lines sold for $123-$154

Prime lambs were once again the main feature of the sheep pens at Coalgate last Thursday. A pair of buyers battled it out for ex-stud lambs that reached $354-$362. Plenty of others also sold above $300 followed by the majority at $200-$294. A level of $170 was needed to secure remaining pens. The top ewes managed $343-$362 with most other heavy pens $200-$269. The remaining ewes were evenly spread from $150 to $199. High yielding prime steers continued to achieve $3.28-$3.38/kg regardless of breed. Heifers sold along the same lines with over 60 491-549kg Angus, Angus-Hereford and Charolais-cross priced at $3.30-$3.36/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.