The Coalgate sale moved to Tuesday due to Canterbury Show Week and the omission of the Canterbury Park Sale. One vendor put forward 178 of the 253 mostly yearling store cattle yarded. Hereford-Ayrshire steers, 263kg, were $3.35/kg, while Hereford-Friesian, 244-277kg, sold for $3.24-$3.29/kg. Angus and Hereford-Ayrshire heifers, 235-248kg, made $3.23/kg, while the bulk were Hereford-Friesian at $2.93-$3.04/kg.
Prime Hereford-Friesian heifers, 485-592kg, made $3.14-$3.21/kg, while Murray Grey-Friesian, 506-523kg, were slightly higher at $3.22-$3.26/kg. Prime cows were mostly Angus & Angus-Hereford that sold in the range of $2.17/kg to $2.38/kg.
Heavy hoggets were $198-$233, with lesser types $163-$183. Ewe volume halved with the mid-range $150-$200 and tops $235-$248.