Cattle numbers increased to 770 at Frankton last Wednesday. Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 352-399kg, earned $3.23-$3.24/kg, and Hereford-dairy heifers, 402-465kg, lifted to $3.02-$3.11/kg.
Yearling throughput increased and Angus-Friesian steers, 213-252kg, returned $3.62-$3.77/kg, with Hereford-dairy, 309-319kg, lifting to $3.43-$3.51/kg. Hereford-Friesian, 229-288kg, improved to $3.78-$3.86/kg. Heifers were well received and Hereford-dairy, 238-260kg, improved to $3.28-$3.31/kg, while 154kg held at $2.99/kg.
Just on 850 feeder calves were on offer and most softened on last sale, though Angus-cross bulls managed steady returns with heavy trading at $130-$170, and small $25-$60. Friesian bulls eased to $110-$170, with small to medium earning $35-$90, and Hereford-Friesian also softened to $240-$310 for good types, medium, $160-$220, and small $60-$90. Simmental bulls managed $200-$310. Hereford-Friesian heifer calves eased, with good types back to $110-$135, and medium, $75.