A large yarding of cattle at Rangiuru last Tuesday featured 793 stores and 121 primes. The gallery was smaller than usual, and prices softened slightly. The top line of 2-year steers were Angus-Friesian, 536kg, $3.23/kg, with other lines over 500kg at $3.09-$3.14/kg.
Yearling cattle numbered 611 and were mixed quality. Angus steers, 263-342kg, made $3.45-$3.50/kg while good heifers sold well with Hereford, 178-222kg, at $3.11-$3.20/kg. Yearling Friesian bulls, 235-305kg, averaged $2.69/kg.
In the prime pens Hereford-Friesian bulls, 762-808kg, fetched $3.52-$3.54/kg. Most steers were 500-623kg and made $3.20-$3.25/kg regardless of breed, with one pen of Hereford-Friesian, 672kg, at $3.39/kg.