22 January 2020

Kaikohe cattle sale 22.01

  • Two-year traditional steers earned $2.60/kg to $2.74/kg

  • Two-year Hereford and Friesian bulls traded at $2.40-$2.50/kg

  • Better two-year beef-cross heifers returned $2.50-$2.60/kg

  • Dairy and beef cows with calves-at-foot earned $1000-$1220 per unit

  • Weaner Angus Stablizer-cross bulls, 220kg, managed $726, $3.30/kg

A smaller yarding of 135 cattle was on offer at Kaikohe last Wednesday, with dry conditions and reduced schedules softening the market, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported.

The handful of yearling steers made $3.00/kg. Weaner dairy-beef bulls fetched $400-$450, with heifers at $360-$400.

Lighter boner cows traded at $1.40/kg, and heavier types reached $1.60/kg.