South Canterbury

12 July 2021

Temuka prime cattle and all sheep 12.07

  • Angus-Hereford steers, 630kg, earned $3.00/kg

  • Hereford-Friesian steers, 587-615kg, fetched $2.97-$3.01/kg

  • The first new season lambs sold alongside their mothers at $141 all counted

Store lambs came from all points of the compass to Temuka last Monday. Plenty of forward stores earned $150-$183 while medium pens were generally $130-$149. Prime lambs continued their strong run and half earned $190-$228 while most of the remainder posted at least $170.  The top 10% of the ewes managed $208-$300 while the rest were centred around medium types at $150-$198 while the balance was generally $100-$148. A level of $2.78-$2.87/kg covered most of the 450-550kg steers and heifers offered. Friesian cows, 520-660kg, typically earned $1.80-$1.90/kg although they were pipped to the highest price by pair of 678kg that made $2.25/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.