18 October 2019

Kaikohe cattle 16.10

  • Two-year Angus-Hereford steers returned $3.10-$3.12/kg

  • Two-year traditional and exotic heifers were rewarded at $3.12-$3.22/kg

  • Better yearling beef and beef-dairy steers improved to $3.15-$3.45/kg

  • Yearling beef and beef-dairy heifers earned $3.00-$3.12/kg

  • Yearling beef-cross bulls managed $3.00/kg

A smaller yarding greeted buyers at Kaikohe last Wednesday, with good pasture growth meaning vendors are not in any hurry to offload, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported.

Just a couple of pens of 2-year bulls were on offer and being cross-bred types, they were harder work at $2.65/kg. Lighter yearling beef-cross bulls returned $2.75-$2.85/kg, with cross-bred steers similar at $2.70-$2.80/kg.

Empty Friesian cow numbers increased, but this did not soften the market with most earning $2.10-$2.17/kg.