South Canterbury

16 September 2020

Temuka prime cattle and all sheep 16.09

  • Prime Speckle Park-Friesian steers, 573kg, earned $2.97/kg

  • Prime Hereford and Hereford-Friesian steers, 540-630kg, earned $2.80-$2.92/kg

  • Medium to heavy store lambs mostly traded for $103-$134

  • Prime lambs firmed with the top pens $210 and half of the section $164-$196

  • Ewes with lambs-at-foot sold for $60-$90 all counted

Prime steers and heifers met keen competition at Temuka last Monday. No steers had been able to reach the $3/kg mark at the previous sale but the best Angus, 542-629kg, achieved $3.00-$3.05/kg. The most numerous and best-performing heifers were 470-725kg Hereford-Friesian that despite the wide weight range mostly sold for similar values from $2.73/kg to $2.86/kg. Boner cows pushed higher as 559-627kg Friesian firmed to $1.97-$2.09/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.