South Canterbury

14 January 2021

Temuka calf sale 14.01

  • Hereford-Friesian steers, 190kg, managed $590

  • Belgian Blue-cross heifers, 106-137kg, fetched $355-$450

  • Friesian bulls, 120-170kg, were $370-$470

The usual store sale at Temuka was transformed into a calf sale last Thursday. There was plenty of buyers actively bidding through the beef-cross pens but once the Friesian bulls started both buyers and bids thinned out. Whiteface cattle provided the bulk of the tally with pens of Hereford-Friesian over 160kg frequently $455-$510 regardless of sex, but lighter pens of these and Hereford-Jersey were more varied and typically $280-$440. Read more in your LivestockEye.