Waikato


25 March 2019

Frankton prime and store cattle 20.03

  • R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 380-427kg, lifted to $2.83-$2.89/kg.

  • R2 Hereford-cross heifers, 312-337kg, traded at $2.40-$2.48/kg

  • R2 Angus-Friesian bulls, 398kg, earned $2.66/kg

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian heifers, 117-180kg, managed $420-$545

  • Friesian boner cows, 465-528kg, lifted to $1.44-$1.53/kg

Just over 440 cattle were penned at Frankton last Wednesday.

R2 Hereford steers, 323-376kg, improved to $2.63-$2.82/kg, with Hereford-Friesian heifers, 334kg, steady at $2.63/kg.

Recently weaned autumn-born Charolais-cross steers, 299-357kg, returned $930-$1170, with Hereford and Hereford-cross, 367-410kg, at $1140-$1170. Hereford-Friesian steers, 276kg, lifted to $910, and heifers, 226kg, $670.

Weaner Hereford-Friesian heifers, 117-180kg, managed $420-$545.

Prime beef steers, 533-668kg, returned $2.65-$2.70/kg, while dairy lines, 556-603kg, managed $2.56-$2.60/kg. All prime heifers, 448-488kg, fetched $2.63/kg regardless of breed.

Boner crossbred cows, 400-447kg, improved to $1.35-$1.39/kg.