South Canterbury

9 September 2019

Temuka prime and boner cattle; all sheep 9.09

  • Boner Friesian cows, 525-720kg, rose 10c/kg to $2.02/kg

  • Boner Kiwi-cross cows, 455-500kg, lifted 15c/kg to $1.96/kg

  • Prime beef-dairy heifers, 555-760kg, dropped 12c/kg to $2.95/kg

  • Half of the prime lamb tally made $198-$232, with the next cut $160-$198

  • Heavy ewes were $226-$251, and the bulk lighter types $110-$139

The supply of boner cows picked up at Temuka last Monday, contributing 217 of the 352 cattle yarded. Prices for these improved week-on-week, with prices above both last year and the long-term  average. Prime Angus steers, 575-675kg, sold for $3.13-$3.15/kg, and most other steers over 535kg earned $3.01-$3.12/kg. Traditional heifer prices were solid with Angus, 535-590kg, the best at $3.02-$3.05/kg.

Store lamb pens featured 1600 merino wethers, shorn a week ago. The best made $161, and most sold for $113-$142. Woolly halfbred lambs sold well with the top line fetching $173.