Waikato


21 May 2020

Tuakau 21.05

  • Hereford-Friesian steers, 427kg, made $2.43/kg, $1040

  • Prime heifers made $2.59/kg

  • Heavy beef cows, 710kg, fetched $1.79/kg

  • Good shorn wether lambs, 34kg, sold well at $102

Tuakau saleyards swung back into action last week, with about 700 cattle on offer at Thursday’s store sale, Karl Chitham of Carrfields Livestock reported.

Quality of the yarding was mixed and lighter stock was hard to shift. But good Hereford-Friesian steers at 313kg made $795, and Hereford-Friesian, 177kg, earned $545. In the heifer section, Hereford-Friesian,355kg, fetched $806 and red Hereford-Friesian, 319kg, $692.

Prime steers, 630-710kg, traded at $2.47-$2.58/kg on Wednesday, with 520-580kg steers making $2.46-$2.53/kg. Beef heifers, 570-630kg, sold at $2.52-$2.59/kg and 450-520kg sorts made $2.28-$2.45/kg. Medium boner cows earned $1.47-$1.54/kg, with lighter cows selling down to $0.90/kg.

Heavy prime ewes traded at $117-$134 on Monday. Medium ewes returned $105-$121 and light, $66-$87. Prime lamb prices ranged from $72 to $150 and light-medium stores made $68-$90.