Weaner steers earned $2.75-$2.82/kg
Better weaner heifers traded around $2.30-$2.40/kg
Better beef cows with calves-at-foot realised $900 per unit
A lack of enthusiasm in the market is keeping downward pressure on values at Kaikohe, despite rain which improved pasture growth, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported. R2 beef-cross steers made $2.40-$2.50/kg. The best of the R2 heifers earned $2.30-$2.40/kg, though lesser types sold down to $2.00/kg. Weaner bulls proved to be hard work and made $2.00-$2.10/kg. Vetted-in-calf beef-cross and heavier boner Friesian cows sold to $1.80-$1.90/kg with better empty beef-cross cows $1.65/kg.