13 November 2019

Rongotea cattle 13.11

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian bulls, 605kg, earned $3.21/kg

  • Eighteen-month Friesian bulls, 411kg, returned $3.01/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 210-352kg, sold over an improved range of $3.48/kg to $4.20/kg

  • Yearling Murray Grey-cross heifers, 245-264kg, fetched $2.67-$2.82/kg

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian heifers, 87-215kg, held at $515-$650



Yearling cattle were well contested at Rongotea last Wednesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported.

Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers. 211-304kg, sold over a varied but improved $2.57/kg to $3.38/kg. With 18-month Angus-cross steers, 275kg, earning $3.31/kg.

Yearling Friesian bulls, 210-287kg, eased to $2.90/kg, while Angus-cross, 400kg, managed $2.95/kg.

Weaner Friesian bulls, 100-152kg, also softened to $450-$560, whilst Hereford-Friesian, 75-85kg, managed $495-$500.

Hereford-Friesian bull calves fetched $250-$300, with their sisters at $200-$255. Friesian bull calves returned $170-$235.

Friesian and crossbred boner cows, 392-536kg, traded at $1.79/kg to $2.27/kg.