Throughput lifted slightly at Kaikohe last Wednesday up to 550 head. Most traded on a steady to lifting market, with good 15-month beef-cross and beef-dairy heifers improving to $3.10-$3.30/kg. Yearling steers sold well with Angus-Hereford and Exotic-cross earning $3.35-$3.50/kg, and Hereford-Friesian, $3.50/kg. Cross-bred and Friesian-Jersey steers were picked up for $2.20-$2.50/kg.
Yearling beef-cross and exotic-cross bulls ranged from $2.75-$3.10/kg, in line with quality and type.
Heavier Friesian and beef-cross cows fetched $2.20-$2.30/kg, with lighter types at $2.00-$2.10/kg.