Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Canterbury Park cattle and sheep 5.11

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Prime Limousin steers, 510-715kg, were $3.46-$3.48/kg Prime beef-dairy steers, 530-720kg, fetched $3.25/kg Prime Hereford heifers, 502-605kg, made $3.16-$3.19/kg Two-year Simmental-cross steers, 389kg, sold for $3.16/kg. The top pen of ewes with lambs sold for $151 all counted
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Competition cattle attracted plenty of interest at Canterbury Park last Tuesday. Charolais and Charolais-cross steers, 592-720kg, made $3.30-$3.40/kg, and Hereford, 495-615kg, $3.25-$3.34/kg.  Competition heifers outperformed steers with pairs of Limousin, 668kg and 598kg, at $3.59/kg and $3.66/kg respectively. 
Prime traditional steers, 510-805kg, held at $3.29/kg, and 425-500kg, $3.32/kg. Hereford-Friesian, 510-720kg, returned $3.23/kg. Traditional heifers, 500-660kg, fetched $3.19/kg, and 430-480kg, $3.25/kg. Only off types and dairy lines sold below $3/kg.
Sheep volume rose to 2300 head. Prime hoggets were steady to easing, with the bulk $170-$199, and top lines up to $231. Ewe throughput jumped to 500, with very heavy $215-$287, and heavy, $170-$205. 350 store lambs and hoggets sold between $87 and $172. 

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