25 March 2019

Taukau sales 18.03, 19.03, 20.03, 21.03

  • Weaner Angus steers, 226kg, made $790

  • Weaner Angus and Hereford-Friesian heifers, 118-160kg, made $450-$550

  • Prime heifer prices lifted by 5c/kg and Hereford-Friesian, 569kg, earned $2.72/kg

  • Store lambs traded at $70-$113

Taukau drew another small yarding of 200-head last Thursday but the market was steady, Chris Elliott of PGG Wrightson reported.

Hereford-Friesian and Angus-cross steers, 414-530kg, traded at $2.81-$3.01/kg, while weaner Angus and Hereford-Friesian steers, 125-226kg, made $540-$790. Friesian bulls, $280kg, earned $790. Well-marked heifers in the 300-360kg range sold up to $2.72/kg, with lesser types at $2.36/kg.

Prime cattle prices lifted slightly last Wednesday. Good steers made $2.65-$2.70/kg, and good heifers averaged $2.65/kg. Beef cows returned $1.55-$1.60/kg and boners averaged $1.40/kg.

Good prime lambs fetched $130-$153 last Monday and mediums $120-$130. Ewe prices eased slightly, with the best making $145. Good-mediums averaged $110 and light, $70.