Throughput lifted to 970 cattle at Frankton last Wednesday.
Two-year Angus-Friesian steers, 406kg, returned $3.39/kg, while Hereford-Jersey, 400-421kg, managed $3.15-$3.18/kg. Friesian bulls, 408-449kg, found common ground at $2.82-$2.90/kg. Hereford-Friesian heifers, 354-501kg, held at $3.01-$3.16/kg. Friesian improved as the weights increased with, 346-398kg, earning $2.59-$2.77/kg, while 436-439kg, managed $2.76-$2.81/kg, and 498-519kg topped them both at $2.98-$3.06/kg.
Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 270-275kg softened to $3.80/kg, and 311-316kg, $3.54/kg. Heifer results varied though $3.00-$3.20/kg was common ground for a good portion 200kg and above. Friesian bulls, 358-360kg, held at $2.78-$2.81/kg, while 236-345kg, improved to $3.01-$3.02/kg.
Just on 550 feeder calves were penned. Top Friesian bulls improved to $265, with medium up to $70-$120, and small steady. Good Hereford-Friesian bulls came back to $200-$260, with medium also discounted to $140-$180, though small calves improved to $80-$120. Good Angus lifted to $140-$180, with small and medium improving to $80-$120. Good Simmental bulls sold well at $380-$405.
Top Hereford-Friesian heifers strengthened to $130-$165, with medium up to $80-$110.