Heavier cattle were the order of the day at Rongotea last Wednesday, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported. Two-year Angus-cross steers, 535kg, fetched $3.20/kg, while Angus-cross bulls, 382kg, earned $3.13/kg, and heifers of the same breeding, 560kg, managed $2.98/kg.
Yearling Angus-cross steers, 254kg, sold well at $3.23/kg. Charolais-cross bulls, 284-290kg, made $2.48-$2.54/kg, and Hereford-Friesian, 237kg, at $2.36/kg.
Weaner Hereford-cross steers, 195kg, held at $600, while Hereford-cross heifers, 130-182kg, made $480-$640, and Friesian bulls, 135-227kg, $350-$570.
Boner cows, 585kg, traded at $2.25-$2.30/kg, while in-calf Friesian cows achieved $1000-$1585.
Bull calves mostly traded at $60-$170, though Simmental pushed to $200. Heifers managed similar returns at $60-$140.