14 September 2021

Rongotea cattle 14.09

  • Two-year Friesian bulls, 405kg, made $2.35/kg

  • Two-year White Galloway-cross heifers, 495kg, achieved $2.91/kg

  • Yearling Friesian bulls, 197-231kg, eased to $2.42/kg to $2.59/kg

  • Weaner bulls returned $400-$510 and heifers, $460

  • In-milk Friesian cows sold to $900-$1000

Heavy rain impacted both cattle throughput and buyer numbers at Rongotea last Tuesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. Better 2-year Hereford-Friesian steers sold to $3.06/kg and heifers, $2.46/kg to $2.76/kg. Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers, 270-355kg, fetched $2.37/kg to $2.48/kg. The top end of feeder bull calves realised $235-$290, medium $155-$165 and lighter bulls and heifers, $40-$80. Friesian boner cows, 530-578kg, made $2.04/kg and Hereford, 525kg, $2.43/kg.