12 September 2019

Tuakau sales 12.09

  • Angus steers, 372kg, made $3.71/kg

  • Autumn-born Hereford-Friesian steers, 114kg, earned $660

  • Heavy prime steers sold at $3.00-$3.24/kg

  • Good prime lambs fetched $165-$236

The steer market was strong at Tuakau last Thursday PGG Wrightson’s Chris Elliott reported. Heavy steers, 450-480kg, sold at $3.08-$3.38/kg, with 370-450kg making $3.20-$3.71/kg and 300-370kg, $3.32-$3.74/kg. R1 steers at 200-310kg fetched $665-$1045 and Friesian bulls, 272kg, $810, while 300-360kg heifers earned $2.85-$2.90/kg, with 200-270kg returning $620-$775.

Medium prime steers traded at $2.90-$3.00/kg on Wednesday, with heavy heifers making $3.00-$3.16/kg, and medium, $2.90-$3.00/kg. Beef cows earned $2.00-$2.51/kg and well-conditioned Friesian cows, $2.00-$2.43/kg, while medium boners made $1.80-$2.00/kg.

Good store lambs fetched $110-$145 on Monday, with heavy ewes returning $150-$204 and light-medium, $80-$150. Ewes with lambs-at-foot made $105-$108 all-counted.