Waikato


17 May 2019

Frankton cattle 15.05

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian, 399-524kg, improved to $2.72-$2.83/kg

  • Red Hereford-Friesian, 372-438kg, returned $2.58-$2.73/kg

  • R2 Angus; and Angus-Hereford heifers, 321-337kg, lifted to $2.52-$2.63/kg

  • Weaner Hereford bulls, 136-186kg, improved to $410-$605, and 200-255kg up to $690-$835

  • Prime Hereford-Friesian steers and heifers, 491-713kg, held at $2.67-$2.79/kg

Just on 530 cattle were penned at last Wednesday’s Frankton sale.  

R2 beef-cross steers, 395-468kg, improved to $2.62-$2.71/kg, with Angus-Friesian, 415-537kg, trading at similar levels. R2 heifers, 260-300kg, returned $2.16-$2.25/kg for most.

The weaner pens had a softer tone, and Hereford-Friesian steers, 138-180kg, earned $375-$485, with Angus-cross heifers, 232kg, at $450.

Boner cows had mixed results with heavier Friesian, 475-525kg, steady at $1.57-$1.59/kg, while lighter 427-437kg lifted to $1.45/kg. The balance, 400-430kg, earned $1.35-$1.48/kg regardless of breed.