11 September 2019

Taranaki cattle 11.09

  • Two-year Angus steers, 292kg, made $3.39/kg

  • Two-year Angus-Friesian steers, 499-513kg, earned $3.15-$3.20/kg

  • One-year dairy-beef steers typically earned $610-$650, for a varied $3.85/kg to $4.35/kg

  • One-year Angus and Angus-cross heifers, 220-252kg, lifted to $600-$710

Last Wednesday’s Taranaki cattle sale penned just 238 cattle, although demand remained on par with the previous sale. A special entry of hill country three-year-old steers and heifers sold well, with Charolais heifers, 482kg, at $3.01/kg and Hereford-Friesian steers, 489-527kg, were sought after to make $3.23-$3.27/kg. Two-year cattle varied with quality, although the best of the heifers were Angus, 300kg, which fetched $3.03/kg.