South Canterbury

23 January 2020

Temuka store cattle and sheep 23.01

  • Yearling Angus heifers, 296-396kg, made $3.04-$3.13/kg

  • Yearling Angus heifers, vetted-in-calf and 321kg, sold for $3.01/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers, 315-340kg, earned $2.43/kg

  • Yearling Murray Grey-Friesian, 356-368kg, made $2.48-$2.49/kg

  • Yearling Angus bulls, 430kg, were $2.30/kg

Offloading due to the dry weather continued at Temuka last Thursday, but buyers generally kept their hands firmly in their pockets. Yearling Angus steers, 341-371kg, topped out at $2.82/kg to $2.95/kg, while Hereford-Friesian, 350-370kg, dropped 19c/kg to average $2.52/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 342-351kg, sold for $2.37-$2.43/kg.
Most weaners were Friesian bulls, 107-156kg, that all made $250-$290, although the heaviest pen made $445, with the best Hereford-Friesian bulls at $580.