10 June 2021

Tuakau sales 10.06

  • Hereford-Friesian steers, 500kg, returned $2.80/kg

  • Prime South Devon steers, 710kg, made $3.05/kg

  • Top ram lambs reached $230

TUAKAU drew a small yarding of store cattle last Thursday, but the market was firm, Carrfields Livestock agent Karl Chitham reported. The 300-head offering included 456kg Hereford-Friesian steers which earned $2.87/kg, with 381kg at $3.23/kg and 144kg, $560. In the heifer section, 400kg Hereford-Friesian managed $2.68/kg with 322kg at $3.14/kg. Angus weaner heifers, 160kg, realised $490. Prime steer prices firmed by 15c/kg on Wednesday, and 580-680kg traded at $2.84-$2.97/kg. Prime heifers, 440-500kg, managed $2.55/kg to $2.77/kg. Friesian cows, 512kg, earned $2.13/kg and 475kg, $1.87/kg.   Heavy prime lambs traded at $176-$230 on Tuesday and medium made $155-$170. Medium store lambs returned $111-$133 and heavy prime ewes, $156-$177. Medium ewes fetched $135-$151 and light, $55-$97.