4 December 2019

Taranaki cattle 4.12

  • Three-year Hereford bulls, 690-915kg, made $3.49-$3.59/kg

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 476-532kg, sold for $3.26-$3.30/kg

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 676-752kg, earned $3.25-$3.26/kg

Last Wednesday’s Taranaki sale had a smaller yarding of cattle, and the market softened for some categories. Killable cattle continue to be sought after with prime heifers, 508-637kg, earning $3.14-$3.23/kg. 

Competition in the store pens for 2-year heifers was softer, and the better types sold for $3.11-$3.18/kg. Beef-type yearling steers above 316kg fetched $2.90-$3.07/kg, while heifers were mostly Angus-Friesian, 305-321kg, which firmed to $2.95-$2.98/kg.