Waikato


13 November 2019

Frankton cattle 13.11

  • Two-year beef-dairy steers, 426-513kg, held at $3.19-$3.21/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 314-353kg, held at $3.27-$3.41/kg

  • Yearling Friesian bulls, 233-345kg, lifted to $3.13-$3.25/kg

  • Yearling Angus heifers, 333kg, were chased to $3.57/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers, 273-295kg, improved to $3.33-$3.34/kg

Just on 1100 cattle were penned at Frankton last Wednesday, with plenty of good forward types on offer.

Most two-year heifers, 361-430kg, held at $3.09-$3.17/kg.

Yearlings once again made up most of the offering, with almost at clean split of steers and heifers. Heifers were the standout, as almost all lifted on recent levels. Traditional heifers, 282-314kg, improved to $3.37-$3.41/kg, as did Hereford-Friesian, 243-244kg, up to $3.05-$3.11/kg. Hereford-dairy, 332-348kg, were also well received at $3.10-$3.16/kg.

Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 360-413kg, eased to $3.22-$3.31/kg. Angus-Friesian, 233-426kg, earned $3.16-$3.26/kg, with Angus-cross, 295-316kg, at $3.29-$3.32/kg.

The prime market was steady with continued strong demand for killable cattle. Hereford-Friesian steers, 523-786kg, held at $3.21-$3.26/kg, and heifers, 482-536kg, $3.14-$3.21/kg.