Canterbury


23 January 2020

Coalgate cattle and sheep 23.01

  • Yearling Angus-cross steers, 333kg, fetched $2.85/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 270kg, made $2.44/kg

  • Prime Angus steers, 510-551kg, earned $2.72-$2.79/kg

  • Top cuts of prime ewes made $180-$194

Triple the long-term average of store lambs turned out at Coalgate last Thursday, and two-thirds traded at $90-$108, while heavier types fetched $110-$131. Prime lamb top cuts made $180-$198, with medium types $140-$169. Prime ewe volume also climbed, with the majority medium types at $130-$139.

Yearling cattle featured and Angus-Friesian or Angus-cross steers generally earned $2.27/kg to $2.55/kg. The top heifers were Hereford-Friesian, 260-303kg, $2.24-$2.31/kg, while others of the same breed traded from $1.39/kg to $1.95/kg.
In the prime pens, traditional bulls and steers were mostly $2.68-$2.79/kg, and dairy-beef steers $2.40/kg to $2.63/kg.