16 September 2020

Rongotea cattle 16.09

  • Two-year Speckle Park-cross steers, 783kg, made $2.97/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 175-190kg, held at $2.79/kg to $2.97/kg

  • Boner cows, 450-581kg, softened at the top end to $1.81-$1.89/kg

  • Top feeder calves fetched $155-$205

Buyers showed a clear preference for heavy cattle at Rongotea last Wednesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. Top two-year Hereford-Friesian steers were mostly steady at around $2.85/kg, while Angus-cross were of lighter weights at 349kg and softened to $2.49/kg.  Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 432-475kg, eased to $2.63/kg to $2.80/kg. Yearling Hereford-Friesian bulls, 195-244kg, sold at $2.05/kg to $2.33/kg, with same breed heifers, 150-333kg, firm at $2.33/kg to $3.20/kg.