Waikato


15 September 2021

Frankton cattle 14.09, 15.09

  • Two-year beef-dairy heifers, 355-453kg, improved to $3.07-$3.14/kg

  • Yearling Angus-Friesian steers, 300-305kg, realised $3.42-$3.44/kg

  • Quality yearling Charolais-Friesian heifers, 303-341kg, fetched $3.08-$3.19/kg

A larger than expected yarding of 983 cattle was penned at Frankton by PGG Wrightson last Tuesday and good demand meant a full clearance was easily achieved. Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 243-321kg, varied from $3.37/kg to $3.82/kg and same breed heifers, 246-307kg, $2.95/kg to $3.45/kg. Friesian bulls, 275-317kg, improved to $2.85-$2.95/kg. Autumn-born weaner Hereford-Friesian steers, 127kg, realised $590 and 109kg heifers $465. Prime cattle were well-contested and very good beef-dairy steers, 623-733kg, earned $3.29-$3.40/kg. Heifers softened slightly and Hereford-Friesian, 425-629kg, returned $3.09-$3.23/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.

  • Quality 2-year steers, 395-487kg, fetched $3.20-$3.29/kg

  • Yearling Angus-Friesian and Hereford-Friesian steers, 270-345kg, managed $3.26-$3.30/kg

  • Prime Hereford steers, 536kg, pushed to $3.40/kg

Throughput increased to 860 head for New Zealand Farmers Livestock at Frankton last Wednesday and there was good competition throughout. Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 401-431kg, reached $3.04-$3.16/kg. Most Hereford-dairy, 322-401kg, eased to $2.88-$2.99/kg. Yearling Murray Grey steers, 262kg, reached $3.21/kg and similar weighted Hereford $3.05/kg. Beef-dairy heifers, 200-275kg, were mainly $2.93-$3.03/kg. Autumn-born weaner Angus-cross steers above 150kg earned $620-$690 and heifers, 150-176kg, $520-$530. Hereford-dairy bulls, 105-158kg, returned $450-$625. A smaller prime section had beef-dairy steers, 561-660kg, at $3.18-$3.27/kg and all heifers, 461-515kg, held at $3.16-$3.18/kg. Top boner Friesian cows pushed to $2.77/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.