Waikato


19 July 2019

Frankton cattle sale 17.07

  • R2 beef-dairy steers, 398-468kg, strengthened to $3.12-$3.20/kg

  • R2 Hereford-dairy heifers, 363kg lifted to $3.03/kg

  • Autumn-born one-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 286-346kg, held at $875-$1010

  • Twenty R1 Charolais heifers, 272kg, sold well at $910

  • Traditional in-calf cows, 553-558kg, earned $2.20-$2.28/kg

Continuing mild winter conditions helped strengthen the market at Frankton last Wednesday.

Most R2 steers improved, while Hereford-dairy heifers, 384-410kg, held at $2.81-$2.88/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 381-430kg, firmed to $2.86-$2.95/kg, as did Friesian bulls, 412-441kg, up to $2.74-$2.79/kg.

Quality was mixed throughout the R1 section, and beef-dairy steers, 174-179kg, softened to $520-$550, while 205-220kg, improved to $685-$770. Bulls were solid with beef-dairy, 151-219kg, at $560-$660, and nine Belgian Blue, 215-242kg, $680-$750. Friesian bulls, 230-290kg, improved to $750-$845.

Autumn-born beef-dairy weaner heifers and bulls, 93-132kg, held at $395-$525. Hereford-Friesian bulls, 95-101kg, softened to $490, while Friesian, 92-126kg, managed $380-$540.

The prime market was strong with all heifers, 457-570kg, improving to $2.91-$2.99/kg, while all steers, 594-675kg, held at $2.90-$2.94/kg.