Northland


15 September 2021

Kaikohe and Hauhora Spring Fair 15.09

  • Yearling beef-cross steers made $3.00/kg to $3.20/kg

  • Yearling Friesian and beef-cross bulls fetched $2.65-$2.75/kg

  • Whiteface cows with calves-at-foot earned $1350

  • Autumn-born weaner Friesian and Hereford-Friesian bulls, 120-140kg, realised $510-$580

  • Boner cows sold around $2.00/kg to $2.15/kg

Quality lifted at Kaikohe last Wednesday, which was well received by buyers, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported. Two-year beef-cross steers made $2.90-$3.00/kg. Heavier heifers fetched $2.80/kg to $2.95/kg and lesser types, $2.60/kg. There was a nice line up of yearlings on offer. Good 260-300kg Hereford-Friesian sold to $3.50-$3.60/kg, Angus-Friesian realised $3.25-$3.30/kg and beef-cross, $3.00/kg to $3.20/kg. Very nice 330kg whiteface heifers earned $3.00/kg and lighter types fetched $3.00/kg to $3.12/kg.

  • Two-year cattle typically earned $2.80/kg to $3.00/kg

  • Yearling South Devon and beef-cross steers, 260kg, made $800-$950

There were around 400 head at the Hauhora spring cattle fair last Thursday, including a good line up of quality yearling Simmental steers and heifers. Heavy Simmental steers made $1300-$1400 and lighter types $1100-$1250, while better heifers achieved $1000-$1150 and the next cut $800-$900. The balance of South Devon, Charolais and beef-cross heifers traded to $700-$820 and lighter types $600-$650.