Hawkes Bay

15 September 2021

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 17.09

  • Three-year Angus steers, 450-499kg, reached $3.22-$3.33/kg

  • Two-year Friesian bulls, 470-519kg, firmed to $3.25-$3.31/kg

  • Heavy cryptorchid lambs sold for $172-$195

  • Very heavy ewe lambs returned $212-$224

Store cattle tallies pushed to 610 at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday, despite the sale being between big spring yarding’s. A large portion were beef-dairy, and weight dictated price. Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 568kg, made $3.25/kg though lines around 440kg returned $2.90-$3.03/kg. Heifers of same age and breed at 378-394kg varied from $2.79/kg to $2.96/kg. Two-year Hereford and Red Devon bulls, 422-431kg, returned $3.26-$3.32/kg. Yearlings were lighter than the previous week and Angus and Angus-Hereford steers, 215-226kg, sold for $802-$820, $3.64-$3.73/kg. Beef-Friesian, 246-279kg, returned $780-930, $3.10-$3.18/kg. Angus and Angus-Hereford heifers, 205-219kg, returned $515-$630. Store lamb supply dropped to 1400 and demand was solid throughout. Good ewe lambs lifted to $170-$177 as big line sizes attracted extra interest. Read more in your LivestockEye.