South Canterbury

3 December 2020

Temuka store cattle 3.12

  • Two-year Angus-Hereford heifers, 415kg, made $2.65/kg

  • Two-year Angus-Hereford steers, 403-492kg, fetched $2.41-$2.43/kg

  • Two-year Simmental-Friesian heifers, 363-374kg, were $2.31-$2.41/kg

There was only limited interest in cattle at Temuka last Thursday. Many yearling pens passed-in but some still sold well. Good quality traditional steers, 205-333kg, achieved $3.18-$3.28/kg. The pick of the yearling Hereford-Friesian steer lines was 379-389kg that made $2.47-$2.56/kg. One pen of Angus heifers, 318kg, earned $2.73/kg while other Angus and Angus-Hereford lines, 273-334kg, were $2.43/kg to $2.59/kg. Hereford-Friesian, 210-314kg, largely sold in two cuts: $2.26-$2.30/kg and $2.10-$2.19/kg. Many two-year steers hailed from the Chatham Islands and included 363-394kg Hereford that made $2.38-$2.39/kg. Most two-year beef-cross heifers over 300kg earned $2.22-$2.31/kg range. Read more in your LivestockEye.