6 August 2020

Tuakau 3.06

  • Autumn-born Hereford-Friesian steers, 110kg, made $580

  • Good weaner Angus heifers, 180kg, fetched $630

  • Prime Charolais heifers, 598- 660kg, returned $2.96-$3.03/kg

  • Top prime lambs fetched $145-$195

  • Good store lambs realised $100-$136, while lighter types sold down to $60.

A week of good weather contributed to a 10c/kg lift in store cattle prices last week, PGG Wrightson agent Chris Elliott reported.

The 320 head yarding included good Hereford-Friesian steers, 400-530kg, which made $2.90-$3.10/kg, while good yearling steers, 250-340kg, earned $2.90/kg to $3.25/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 386kg, made $2.91/kg, and 415kg Shorthorn, $2.86/kg. Yearling Hereford-Friesian, 240-300kg, sold at $2.85-$3.10/kg, with 170kg at $520.

Wednesday’s prime sale drew a small yarding and the market lifted. Heavy steers traded at $2.92-$3.06/kg, and medium, $2.80-$2.91/kg. Better heifers earned $2.86-$3.03/kg, and medium $2.78-$2.85/kg, with beef cows, $2.20/kg to $2.60/kg. Good Friesian cows earned $2.00/kg to $2.35/kg, and medium boners managed $1.80-$1.98/kg.