Two-year Hereford-Friesian and Hereford-cross steers, improved to $3.18-$3.25/kg
Two-year Charolais and Hereford-cross heifers earned $2.92-$3.05/kg
Yearling beef-cross and Friesian bulls returned $3.00-$3.10/kg
Yearling beef-cross and beef-dairy heifers improved to $3.20-$3.30/kg
A larger yarding of 650 head were penned at Kaikohe last Wednesday, with the market steady for most. Two-year Friesian and beef-cross bulls managed $2.70-$2.85/kg, with lighter yearlings of the same breeding making $2.50-$2.85/kg.
Better yearling beef-dairy steers returned $3.25-$3.38/kg with lighter types trading at $3.40-$3.45/kg.
Autumn-born weaner Friesian bulls, 170-240kg, managed $740-$760 for the tops, with the balance at $650. Weaner Hereford-cross heifers, 150kg, fetched $550-$580, with 100kg lines at $450-$480.
Heavier cows traded at $2.20-$2.25/kg, with lighter dairy lines at $1.90-$2.00/kg.