23 January 2020

Taranaki dairy-beef weaner fair 23.01

  • Friesian bulls, 102kg, sold for $600

  • Hereford-Friesian bulls, 140-143kg, earned $635-$655

  • Speckle Park-cross heifers, 141kg, sold well at $580

The market at last Thursday’s Taranaki dairy-beef weaner fair was steady to softening, helped by an outside buyer taking home a large portion of the yarding. Weaner Friesian bulls averaged 145kg and fell to $450, although heavier types at 187-192kg held at $565-$600. Weaner steers also held with most Hereford-Friesian, 111-150kg, $570-$650, with reds discounted to $420-$530.