Yearling Angus heifers, 300-325kg, lifted to $3.62-$3.70/kg
Yearling Hereford heifers, 269-296kg, held at $3.21-$3.33/kg
A change of sale day and big sales in previous weeks meant a quiet day at the Temuka store cattle sale last Wednesday. Just 344 cattle were penned, with the typically beef-dairy yarding broken up by two consignments of traditional cattle.
Only one main line of 2-year cattle were penned – 14 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 401kg, $3.01/kg. Yearling dairy-beef cattle sold on a softer market, though a good portion were red rather than black. Hereford-Friesian steers, 248-358kg, varied from $2.74/kg to $3.02/kg, while red Hereford-Friesian heifers, 306-326kg, returned $2.61-$2.67/kg.