Thursday, April 25, 2024

Rongotea cattle 13.07

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Speckle Park-cross feeders calves made $200-$255 and Devon-cross $150-$205 R3 Hereford-Friesian steers, 615kg, sold to $3.07/kg R2 Hereford-Friesian heifers, 255-405kg, earned $2.16/kg to $2.42/kg R1 Friesian bulls, 178-288kg, achieved $2.43/kg to $2.80/kg Friesian boner cows, 335-487kg, realized $1.49/kg to $1.64/kg
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The first of this year’s crop of feeder calves arrived in the yards at Rongotea last Tuesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. Friesian bull calves made $100-$130, Belgian Blue-cross $205 and Speckle Park-cross $160-$260. R2 Hereford bulls sold to $3.57/kg and 470kg Friesian $3.04/kg. R1 Hereford-Friesian steers, 243-250kg, fetched $2.52/kg to $3.03/kg and 198-260kg heifers $2.07/kg to $2.48/kg. Autumn-born weaner steers were bought for $350-$590 and heifers $330-$485.

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