Canterbury


12 March 2020

Coalgate cattle and sheep 12.03

  • Hereford cows, 650kg, earned $1.65/kg

  • Friesian cows, 478-539kg, sold in the range of $1.37-$1.38/kg

  • Prime lamb quality was lower, and they generally made $111-$169

Another big yarding of store lambs at Coalgate last Thursday attracted a good buying bench. The top lines were again $110-$121, with shorn lambs purchased in preference to woolly. Two-thirds were medium types that held at $80-$109.
Prime ewe volume edged toward normal levels and prices were stronger, with nearly a third $140-$158. Medium and good types made $100-$139.
The cattle pens grappled with another quiet week. The prime steer section was the biggest at just 14 head; Angus-Friesian, 544kg, proved the best at $2.34/kg, and 440-465kg, $2.20-$2.22/kg. Angus heifers, 511kg, made the most money of the day at $2.40/kg.