South Canterbury

26 March 2019

Temuka prime and Boner cattle; all sheep 25.03

  • Friesian and Friesian-cross cows, 450-745kg, traded at $1.30-$1.41/kg

  • Prime beef and beef-cross steers, 525-688kg, held at $2.51-$2.64/kg

  • Medium-good to good mixed sex lambs varied from $99 to $125

  • Medium-good wethers sold for $105-$111.50, and light Corriedale, $100.50

  • Prime lambs held at $110-$165, and ewes mostly traded at $70-$139

A smaller yarding of cattle at Temuka last Monday sold with mixed reviews. Prime Hereford-cross heifers, 550-632kg, firmed to $2.48-$2.52/kg, but boner Friesian heifers, 363-439kg, struggled at $1.30-$1.40/kg. Better types made $1.70-$1.90/kg. Beef cows mainly traded at $1.57-$1.64/kg.
Just over 7350 store lambs sold, with local entries joined by lambs from Wanaka. The market softened but only marginally. Light to medium mixed sex made $78-$107, while medium-good ewe lambs sold for $105-$111.