Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 12.08

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R2 Simmental-cross steers, 406kg and 500kg, earned $3.17/kg and $2.96/kg R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 318-461kg, returned $2.90-$2.99/kg The top prime lambs fetched $200-$230 while the balance earned $173-$198
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Prime cattle sold well at Rangiuru last Tuesday and the decent tally mostly traded within three distinct groups. The largest was a collection of Hereford-Friesian steers, 637-723kg, that achieved $3.18-$3.23/kg while same breed heifers, along with a few Angus, 488-515kg, returned $3.00-$3.08/kg range. Friesian cows mostly earned $1.89-$1.92/kg. In the leadup to spring there was only a small yarding of store cattle. R1 Hereford-Friesian provided a big proportion and there was plenty of interest for the heaviest steers that made $840-$1000 and 180-235kg heifers that were $690-$705. Read more in your LivestockEye.

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