Waikato


26 June 2021

Frankton cattle 25.05, 26.05

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 389-440kg, firmed to $2.60-$2.73/kg

  • Better R2 red Hereford-Friesian heifers, 394-433kg, improved to $2.36-$2.44/kg

  • Weaner Angus-Friesian and Hereford-Friesian steers, 129-190kg, firmed to $480-$605

Just under 400 store cattle were presented by PGG Wrightson at FRANKTON last Tuesday and weaners accounted for half of that tally. All R2 Angus-Friesian steers, 304-391kg, fetched an improved $2.41/kg to $2.60/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 353-486kg, held at $2.45-$2.58/kg, as did red Hereford-Friesian, 282-331kg, at $2.27-$2.30/kg. Weaners found good demand and Hereford-Friesian heifers, 122-214kg, returned $440-$610. Friesian bulls, 138kg, held at $350. Prime Angus-Friesian steers, 570-616kg, held at $2.64-$2.67/kg. Hereford heifers, 476-558kg, realised $2.58-$2.64/kg with Hereford-Friesian, 438-506kg, at $2.60-$2.66/kg. Boner Friesian cows, 436-495kg, improved to $1.52-$1.66/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 393-399kg, firmed to $2.56-$2.57/kg

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 300-337kg, improved to $2.50-$2.58/kg

  • Weaner Friesian bulls, 147-232kg, realised $445-$550

Store throughput lifted to 490 head at FRANKTON for New Zealand Farmers Livestock last Wednesday. R2 heifer numbers doubled to 126 head and most enjoyed improved returns. Hereford-dairy, 276-373kg, improved to $2.41-$2.48/kg. Shorthorn, 412-417kg, realised $2.57-$2.59/kg with Hereford, 328kg, $2.44/kg. Better Hereford-dairy steers, 362kg, pushed to $2.64/kg while 364kg held at $2.42/kg. Weaner numbers tripled on last sale and Angus steers, 238kg, firmed to $790. Hereford-Friesian, 162-203kg, held at $510-$620 with same breed heifers, 190-205kg, $500-$510. Prime steers, 505-671kg, held at $2.57-$2.67/kg while beef-dairy heifers, 435-477kg, were mainly $2.53-$2.63/kg. A consignment of Limousin and Limousin-cross cows, 494-558kg and vetted-in-calf to Limousin, were purchased to calve down at $1000-$1155. Read more in you LivestockEye.