Thursday, December 7, 2023

Rongotea cattle 16.10

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Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 445-490kg, earned $3.08-$3.17/kg Two-year Hereford bulls, 458kg, returned $3.41/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 207-210kg, varied from $3.33-$4.11/kg Yearling Friesian bulls, 348-365kg, managed $2.55-$2.74/kg
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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.

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