Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Canterbury Park cattle and sheep 22.10

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Traditional prime steers, 565-595kg, improved to $3.32/kg Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 525-580kg, were $3.19/kg Prime Speckle Park steers, 505-570kg, fetched $3.37/kg Prime Hereford-Friesian heifers, 470-580kg, rose to $3.12/kg Five pens of ewes with lambs-at-foot sold for $127-$138 all counted.  
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Cattle numbers dropped to 149 head at Canterbury Park last Tuesday. Prime beef and beef-cross steers, 485kg and over, sold in two cuts – the better end made $3.25-$3.33/kg, and second cuts $3.00/kg to $3.15/kg. Heifers firmed with beef-cross, 460-545kg, $3.06-$3.15/kg, while lesser lines were mostly $2.90-$3.00/kg. Most beef bulls made the same as steers with beef-types at $3.07/kg to $3.33/kg. 

The sheep market remained firm with a few new season lambs making $211. Quality was lower in the prime hoggets with very heavy types at $220-$244 and a quarter of the yarding $190-$219, with another quarter $181-$188. Very heavy ewes were $208-$251, and heavy $177-$200. 

150 store hoggets were penned, and these mostly sold for $91-$145.

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