Waikato


11 March 2020

Frankton cattle sale 11.03

  • R3 Murray Grey-cross steers, 428kg, made $2.51/kg

  • R2 steers and heifers were steady at $2.42-$2.44/kg

  • Autumn-born R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 428kg, sold well to fetch $2.52/kg

  • Weaner Speckle Park-cross heifers, 204kg, traded at $585

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian bulls, 180kg, made $510

The yarding was predominantly weaner calves at Frankton last Wednesday and the market was mostly on par to the previous sale. The top end of the weaner calves were Hereford-Friesian, 245kg, which fetched $750 and Speckle Park-cross, 214kg, $720, and the balance mostly sold in a range of $560-$640. Weaner heifers mostly made $485-$520, while Friesian bulls, 122kg, lifted to $395. Prime heifers, 438-508kg, were purchased in a range of $2.43-$2.48/kg, while boner cows, 465-536kg, held at $1.24-$1.34/kg.