South Canterbury

16 September 2021

Temuka store cattle 16.09

  • Two-year Charolais and Charolais-cross heifers, 439-451kg, fetched $3.12/kg to $3.26/kg

  • Yearling Angus steers, 230kg, managed $3.74/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Moutbeliarde bulls, 246-260kg, earned $3.04-$3.12/kg

  • Yearling Speckle Park-Belgian Blue bulls, 238kg, traded at $2.99/kg

As well as the usual traditional and dairy-beef types at Temuka last Thursday there was also plenty of interesting crossbreeds available. Two-year Charolais-cross steers, 445kg, earned the most at $3.21/kg with the heaviest pen of Hereford-Friesian, 479kg, not far behind at $3.20/kg. Buyers chased the lighter Hereford-Friesian steers, 367-428kg, that made up most of the section and earned $2.95-$3.04/kg. Same breed heifers, 371-398kg, nearly all made $2.83-$2.95/kg with one pen of 436kg priced at $3.10/kg. A large contingent of exotic and traditional yearling steers were available and nearly all in the 200-350kg weight bracket sold within a range of $3.15/kg to $3.30/kg. Quite a few Hereford-Friesian, 154-247kg, achieved $3.09-$3.18/kg. Traditional heifers, 200-280kg, largely fetched $2.83/kg to $3.03/kg although one pen of Angus, 277kg, did a little better than most at $3.30/kg.  Read more in your LivestockEye.