14 October 2020

Taranaki cattle fair 14.10

  • Top 3-year steers sold well at $3.00-$3.09/kg

  • Yearling Speckle Park-cross steers fetched a premium at $3.12/kg to $3.52/kg

  • The average yearling dairy-beef heifer, 275kg, firmed to $2.48/kg

  • Yearling Speckle Park-cross heifers, 252-277kg, fetched $2.60-$2.70/kg

The buying bench lacked enthusiasm at the Taranaki cattle fair last Wednesday. Short-term cattle were sought after and 516kg Angus-Hereford achieved $2.94/kg, with the balance mostly steady on previous weeks and better dairy-beef at $2.84-$2.89/kg. A large portion of the 2-year heifers were vetted empty Hereford-Friesian and sold for breeding, while nice Charolais-cross made good values at $2.79-$2.88/kg. The best yearling Hereford-Friesian steers traded at $2.92-$2.99/kg, while very nice Friesian, 376-429kg, sold below expectations at $2.07-$2.17/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.