19 July 2019

Rongotea cattle 17.07

  • Two-year Angus-cross heifers, 341kg, made $2.40/kg

  • Yearling Speckle Park-cross bulls, 202kg, earned $650

  • Yearling Angus heifers, 289kg, sold well at $850

  • In-calf Friesian heifers made $950-$1100

  • Friesian-cross boner cows, 437-479kg, fetched $1.78-$1.94/kg

While the cattle pens remained quiet at Rongotea last week, the calf pens were busy with a good selection of Friesian bull calves as spring calving gets underway in the Manawatu, NZ Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. Friesian bull calves made $180-$265, while Hereford-Friesian bulls earned $290-$355, and heifers were $160-$200. Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers were of heavier weights this week and 198-230kg made $2.17-$2.77/kg, while same breed heifers, 145-184kg, earned $2.41-$3.10/kg. Yearling Angus-cross heifers, 160-256kg made $2.70-$2.83/kg.