19 July 2019

Canterbury Park sheep and cattle 16.07

  • Top traditional prime steers sold for $2.89-$2.95/kg

  • Prime Hereford heifers, 600kg, made up to $2.85/kg

  • Heavy mixed sex store lambs earned $125-$148

  • Top prime ewes made $210-$232

The prime cattle market at last week’s Canterbury Park sale was steady to lifting. Dairy-beef typically sold in a tight range of $2.81-$2.89/kg, with traditional lines above this. Prime heifers also strengthened with beef types above 400kg trading for $2.70-$2.80/kg, while Hereford-Friesian, 423-535kg, mostly made $2.65-$2.75/kg, with heavy types above this.

Store lamb tallies lifted back up to 1820 head and a good number of quality lambs lifted the average price to $123.60. Prime ewes were steady despite a lift in numbers, with the majority earning $120-$204. Prime lambs strengthened with the top end earning $190-$221.