Canterbury


21 May 2020

Coalgate cattle sheep 21.05

  • Autumn-born R2 Angus-cross steers, 299kg, made $2.34/kg

  • R2 Angus heifers, 343kg, fetched $2.04/kg

  • Weaner Belgian Blue-Charolais steers, 281kg made $760, and heifers, 248kg, $675

Nearly five times more store cattle were yarded at Coalgate last Thursday than the pre-lockdown sale back in March. The store cattle started well as 29 R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 427-474kg, traded at $2.27-$2.34/kg. Over half of the store tally was found in the weaner pens, where Hereford steers, 208-249kg, made good values at $590-$705.

A large gallery watched the 2150 store lambs improve over the previous sale with half the yarding at $100-$117, and the balance $71-$97. Prime lamb prices were solid and evenly spread out a $101-$175 range. Heavy ewes made $162-$216, with the biggest volume sold for $100-$157.