Hereford-Friesian steers, 268kg, sold strongly at $1000
Heavy prime steers returned $3.00-$3.19/kg
Top lambs fetched $219
Heavy prime ewes realised $160-$251
About 650 store cattle were presented at Tuakau last Thursday and the market held firm, PGG Wrightson agent Craig Reiche reported. Hereford-Friesian steers, 551kg, made $2.98/kg, with 480kg Charolais-Angus at $3.05/kg and 407kg Angus-cross, $3.02/kg. Hereford-Friesian weaners, 199kg, managed $755. In the heifer section, 428-455kg Hereford-Friesian returned $2.86-$2.92/kg and 208kg, $660.
Wednesday’s prime market lifted 10-15c/kg. Medium steers returned $2.90-$3.00/kg and light, $2.79-$2.90/kg. Heavy prime heifers earned $2.95/kg to $3.13/kg, with light-medium at $2.82-$2.95/kg and beef cows, $2.00/kg to $2.68/kg. Good boners managed $1.95/kg to $2.18/kg and light-medium, $1.40/kg to $1.95/kg. Monday’s sheep market firmed. Heavy prime lambs earned $187-$219, medium $165-$187 and store lambs, $90-$145. Medium ewes realised $140-160, with light selling from $80.