Poverty Bay

6 October 2020

Matawhero cattle fair 6.10

  • Three-year exotic steers, 490kg, made $3.06/kg

  • Better two-year heifers fetched $2.69-$2.73/kg

  • Yearling Angus steers, 345-370kg, earned $3.42/kg to $3.53/kg

  • Yearling Hereford bulls, 270kg, sold well at $3.33/kg

Buyers were very selective at the Matawhero cattle fair last Tuesday for the 2500 head offering. Lighter weights in the two-year steers category pushed the average value for traditional lines down 8c/kg to $3.10/kg, although nicer traditional and Charolais, 305-385kg, were able to reach $3.51-$3.61/kg. Yearling exotic heifers above 300kg were sought after and sold above the $3.00/kg mark, while the balance sold in a wide range with lighter types heavily penalised. Read more in your LivestockEye.