2 December 2020

Kaikohe cattle 2.12

  • Two-year Friesian and beef-cross bulls sold at $2.55-$2.60/kg

  • Better 2-year whiteface heifers earned $2.60-$2.68/kg

  • Yearling beef-cross bulls made $2.55/kg to $2.66/kg

  • Quality Hereford cows with calves-at-foot fetched $1430

  • Boner cows traded at $1.60-$1.70

There were around 550 head at Kaikohe last Wednesday, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported. The market softened, driven by easing schedules and lack of processing space. Two-year beef-cross steers, 450-500kg, made $2.75-$2.80/kg with better dairy-beef types at around $2.55/kg. Yearling beef-cross heifers realised $2.55-$2.65/kg. In the weaner calf pens, dairy-beef bulls traded at $490-$500 and heifers made $430.