South Canterbury

21 May 2020

Temuka store cattle 21.05

  • R2 Angus steers, 400-548kg, were priced at $2.32-$2.40/kg

  • R2 Angus and Angus-Hereford steers, 293-407kg, made $2.22-$2.31/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 329-415kg, traded at $1.95-$2.05/kg

It was a long time between store sales, but these cattle finally graced the pens at Temuka last Thursday. Just short of 700 were yarded and with the usual calf sales missed during lockdown weaners provided most of the tally.
Well-marked R2 Hereford-Friesian steers over 300kg were able to achieve $2.32-$2.40/kg, but prices varied for the remainder as same weighted pens ranged from $1.99/kg to $2.25/kg.
Weaner Angus or Angus-Hereford steers sold in two price brackets: 220-292kg that made $610-$800, and 200-220kg pens earned $480-$550, while their sisters over 220kg managed $530-$680.