Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 26.07

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Prime steers and heifers over 500kg were commonly $3.00-$3.10/kg R2 Hereford-Friesian steers, 370-491kg, traded at $2.87-$2.95/kg
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A moderate yarding of cattle had something for everyone at Rangiuru last Tuesday. Charolais-Friesian, 418kg, accounted for the lion’s share of the R2 heifers and fetched $2.68/kg, although the most money was paid for a small pen of 450kg Hereford-Friesian that earned $2.89/kg. The R1 pens housed a mixture of breeds and quality. The only steer pen was 188kg Charolais that made $500 while bulls were often either traditional or Hereford-Friesian, 208-241kg, that fetched $510-$660. Hereford-Friesian stood out in the heifer pens, particularly a 211kg pen that made $660. Sheep throughput was low and prime lambs were the main highlight and traded at $116-$193. Read more in your LivestockEye.

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