23 February 2021

Rongotea cattle 23.02

  • R3 Hereford and Speckle Park bulls, 440-653kg, earned $2.39/kg to $2.56/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 229kg, made $2.75/kg

  • Friesian boner cows, 395-648kg, sold up to $1.45/kg

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian bulls, 137-215kg, achieved $460-$500

Better quality cattle were in demand, while lesser types struggled at Rongotea last Tuesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. R3 Hereford-Friesian steers, 435kg, earned $2.21/kg and 325-505kg heifers, $2.00/kg to $2.37/kg. Weaner Hereford-Friesian and Angus-cross steers, 137kg, eased to $450-$490, and Hereford-Friesian heifers, 172-285kg, traded at $430-$540.