11 March 2020

Kaikohe weaner fair 11.03

  • Autumn-born Simmental-cross, made $2.65-$2.75/kg, $760-$850

  • Younger and lighter weaner heifers fetched $3.20-$3.30/kg, $450-$490

There were around 700 weaner heifers at Kaikohe last Wednesday with support from local buyers, Pukekohe and Waikato. The market performed better than expected with the dry conditions, helped by numbers being down by around 450 on the previous year, and the average per kilo value was just 10c/kg below year-ago levels, at $2.76/kg. The yarding was equally split between Charolais, Simmental and Angus, with a few dairy-beef lines. At the top end, the bigger heifers traded at $650-$760, $2.70-$2.85/kg, with medium types around $520-$650, $2.75-$3.00/kg with better-quality types able to reach $3.10/kg