Thursday, April 25, 2024

Matawhero cattle fair 6.07

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R2 traditional steers above 380kg made $3.11-$3.15/kg Better R2 exotic bulls sold to $2.78-$2.83/kg R1 traditional and exotic steers, 230-270kg, fetched $805-$900, $3.30/kg to $3.60/kg Empty mixed-age cows in better condition traded to $915-$955, $2.06-$2.08/kg
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The market lifted at the Matawhero cattle fair last Tuesday despite light weights. R2 cattle made up the bulk of the yarding and the traditional steer average jumped to $3.24/kg. R2 traditional heifers, 340-370kg, fetched $2.60-$2.64/kg with the balance typically, $2.45-$2.55/kg. R1 traditional heifers were all under 200kg and sold accordingly at $300-$410. Mixed-age cows vetted-in-calf to Angus and due November or December were secured for $1040-$1140. R3 traditional heifers vetted-in-calf to Angus and due early November, $1000. Read more in your LivestockEye.

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