Last Wednesday’s yarding at Frankton was something of a mixed bag quality-wise, though there were good numbers available.
Two-year Angus-Hereford steers, 397-453kg, were discounted though still strong at $3.17-$3.22/kg, as were Hereford-Friesian, 419-423kg, back to $3.31-$3.37/kg. Angus-Friesian, 473-484kg, traded at $3.15-$3.16/kg. Friesian heifers, 355-397kg, were discounted to a varied $2.76/kg to $2.97/kg.
Yearling Angus-Friesians steers, 242kg, managed $3.35/kg, whilst Hereford-dairy, 276-306kg, improved to $3.44-$3.48/kg. Hereford-dairy heifers, 270-297kg, held at $3.04-$3.13/kg, but 204kg could only manage $2.94/kg.
Traditional yearling bulls were well sought after with 25 Angus, 350kg, fetching $1200, $3.43/kg, and Hereford, 326-375kg, $1330-$1480, $3.95-$4.08/kg. Heavier Friesian bulls, 309-342kg, realised $2.92-$2.98/kg, while 221-265kg held at $3.27-$3.30/kg.
Prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 596-710kg, held at $3.12/kg to $3.30/kg. Twelve Shorthorn-cross, 658kg, were well-rewarded at $3.36/kg.
Prime Hereford and Hereford-dairy bulls, 578-595kg, realised $3.32-$3.34/kg.