Friday, December 8, 2023

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 15.10

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Two-year Charolais-cross steers, 380kg, made $3.37/kg Two-year Hereford bulls, 506kg, traded for $3.44/kg Prime Angus steers, 575kg, were $3.29/kg Friesian boner cows, 555kg, fetched $2.43/kg Prime hoggets were $99-$192, with ewes $180-$200 
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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.

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