Thursday, April 25, 2024

Frankton cattle 22.06, 23.06

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R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 386kg, firmed to $3.23/kg R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 346-395kg, strengthened to $2.72-$2.83/kg Prime beef-dairy heifers, 469-555kg, improved to $2.71-$2.81/kg Just under 400 store cattle were penned at Frankton last Tuesday by PGG Wrightson and most traded on an improved market. Most R2 beef-dairy steers, 339-511kg, fetched $2.84/kg to $3.03/kg. South Devon-cross heifers, 321kg, earned $2.83/kg. R1 Hereford-Friesian steers, 179-185kg, realised $665-$730. Speckle Park-cross heifers, 210-235kg, managed $675-$680 with Hereford-Friesian, 194-236kg, at $630-$670. Friesian bulls, 191-262kg, returned $575-$700. Autumn-born weaner Hereford-Friesian heifers, 110kg, lifted to $540, and same breed bulls, 116kg, $630, while the balance of beef-dairy, 100-112kg, earned $490-$530. Friesian, 110kg, softened slightly to $490. Prime throughput lifted to 133 head. Friesian cows, vetted-in-calf and 529-641kg, were well-contested at $1175-$1410, $2.20-$2.32/kg. Top end empty Friesian, 493-561kg, managed $1.83-$1.91/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.
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Throughput lifted to just under 340 head for New Zealand Farmers Livestock at Frankton last Wednesday and a good bench of buyers was competitive throughout. R2 Hereford-dairy steers, 445-498kg, lifted to $2.79-$2.83/kg. Six Hereford-Friesian heifers, 373kg, firmed to $2.72/kg. Friesian bulls, 338-402kg, improved to $2.51-$2.66/kg. R1 beef-cross heifers, 156-178kg, were consistent at $455-$465. Better Angus-cross bulls, 168kg, fetched $3.54/kg while beef-dairy, 163-185kg, returned $3.35-$3.47/kg. Friesian bulls, 197kg, realised $545, $2.77/kg. Autumn-born weaner Angus-Friesian heifers, 100kg, traded at $405 with Friesian bulls, 119-124kg, $430-$460. Prime cattle numbered 163 head. All prime steers, 517-598kg, fetched $2.76-$2.88/kg, and heifers, 435-549kg, $2.78-$2.83/kg. Boner Friesian-cross heifers, 479-520kg, realised a solid $2.47-$2.49/kg. Top boner Friesian cows, 537-747kg, reached $2.14-$2.21/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.

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