Hereford-Friesian steers, 496kg, made $3.10/kg
Hereford-Friesian heifers, 318kg, sold at $870
Prime beef cows returned $2.05-$2.20/kg
Prime ewes averaged $131, selling to $180
Heavier store steers and heifers held value at Tuakau last Thursday, PGG Wrightson agent Chris Elliott reported. Steers, 450-460kg, traded at $2.86/kg to $3.10/kg and 350-450kg made $2.70/kg to $3.02/kg. Demand for 250-350kg steers was limited, with most at $2.55/kg to $2.81/kg. Hereford-Friesian weaner steers, 207kg, fetched $675, and 147kg, $590. Beef bulls, 375kg, managed $2.58/kg and 317kg Friesian earned $825.
Most heifers, 445-470kg, sold at $2.73-$2.83/kg, while 300-400kg eased to $2.54-$2.74/kg. Hereford-Friesian weaners, 130-199kg, made $460-$595. About 1000 cattle were yarded on Wednesday and prime steers firmed by 3-4c/kg. Heavy steers returned $2.86-$2.96/kg and medium, $2.78-$2.86/kg. Heavy beef heifers managed $2.78-$2.85/kg and medium, $2.70-$2.78/kg. Boner prices lifted by 5c/kg, well-conditioned Friesian sold at $1.88/kg to $2.05/kg, with medium cows making $1.70-$1.85/kg, and light, $1.40/kg to $1.65/kg.