Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Frankton cattle sale 30.10

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Two-year Angus steers, 339-358kg, softened to $3.48-$3.55/kg Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 459-508kg, earned $3.20-$3.29/kg Yearling Angus-Hereford steers, 322kg, returned $3.45/kg Most yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 362-476kg, traded at $3.40-$3.49/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers, 285-391kg, were well rewarded at $3.25/kg to $3.42/kg
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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.

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