Hawkes Bay

14 October 2020

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 14.10

  • Top new season mixed-sex lambs made $127-$144.50

  • Remainder of the new season lambs traded from $93 to $119.50

  • Two-year Friesian bulls, 473-507kg, eased to $2.80-$2.89/kg

  • Yearling annual draft Angus bulls, 366-436kg, varied from $3.30/kg to $3.60/kg

  • Yearling Angus steers, 198-231kg, sold for $3.52-$3.63/kg

The new season lamb market kicked off at Stortforfd Lodge last Wednesday and values were above expectations. Later shipping of Chatham Islands hoggets meant these made up the bulk of the hogget section and the mixed wether and ewe lines made $115.50-$145.50. Two big lines of ewes with lambs-at-foot sold well at $86-$94.50 all counted. Cattle volume was high at 1200 and yearling traditional steers dominated. Lines 300kg plus eased to $3.12-$3.20/kg. Yearling Angus heifers averaged 205kg, $2.80/kg and beef-dairy, 185kg, $2.47/kg. Friesian bulls of same age and 275-329kg eased to $2.64-$2.72/kg and 2-year beef bulls, 509-511kg, $3.11-$3.14/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.