There was a larger gallery at Rangiuru last Tuesday, though difficult weather conditions to deal with. The highlight in the store steer pens was 2-year Hereford-Friesian, 329-458kg, that provided nearly half the tally and improved to $3.34-$3.40/kg. Heifer quality was variable, with one line of Hereford-Friesian, 273kg, best-selling at $3.08/kg. Two-thirds of the store yarding were yearlings of mixed quality; the top Hereford-Friesian steers, 193-201kg, made $3.88-$3.89/kg, while the bulk of the Friesian bulls, 322-476kg, made $2.80-$2.90/kg.
The prime yarding improved to 115 head. Hereford-Jersey, 667kg, provided the bulk of the steers, selling for $3.28/kg. Boner quality varied; better quality Friesian made $2.32-$2.43/kg, with poorer lines $1.98-$2.03/kg.