19 August 2021

Tuakau sales 19.08

  • Prime lambs averaged $188

  • Prime ewes reached $290

  • Top Hereford-Friesian bull calves made $265

Tuakau drew a small yarding of sheep last Monday but the market continued to strengthen, Carrfields Livestock agent Karl Chitham reported. The best prime lambs made $241, with lighter types selling down to $118. Store lambs traded at $139-$164 and averaged $150. Prime ewes averaged $165, selling up to $290. Ewes with lambs-at-foot managed $109. At Monday’s feeder calf sale, Hereford-Friesian bulls realised $155-$265 and Hereford-Friesian heifers, $55-$175. Charolais bulls returned $225 and most Friesian bulls earned $60-$90, though the top pen reached $130.