14 July 2021

Kaikohe cattle 14.07

  • R2 beef-cross bulls made $2.80/kg

  • Better R1 steers achieved $3.20-$3.25/kg

  • Quality R1 Friesian bulls, 188kg, sold to $3.50/kg

  • Vetted-in-calf cows earned $2.05-$2.10/kg

  • Boner cows eased to $1.80-$1.90/kg

Store cattle have continued to flow into the yards at Kaikohe driven by prolonged cold weather limiting pasture growth, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported. The market was on par to previous weeks and R2 beef steers made $2.88-$2.95/kg. Better R2 heifers achieved $2.70-$2.75/kg, though anything of lesser quality was difficult to move and sold down to $2.35-$2.45/kg. R1 Belgian Blue-Friesian heifers realised $3.07/kg, though the rest was more typically around $2.40-$2.50/kg.