Throughput eased slightly at Kaikohe last Wednesday with 560 head penned, and was met by strong competition from the bench particularly in the two-year steer section, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported.
Most two-year bulls earned $2.80-$2.85/kg.
Yearling beef-dairy steers held at $3.25-$3.35/kg, with off-bred heifers harder to shift at $2.75-$2.90/kg. Yearling beef-cross and Friesian-cross bulls made $2.55-$2.80/kg
Weaner beef-dairy heifers fetched $450-$500.
Good cows with calves-at-foot returned $1400-$1460 per unit, with lesser types at $1000-$1050 per unit.