Friday, December 8, 2023

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep sale 6.11

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Two-year traditional steers, 417-539kg, firmed to $3.60-$3.69/kg Two-year Friesian bulls, 470-477kg, held at $3.54/kg, and 491-493kg, $3.38-$3.39/kg Yearling Angus steers, 355-393kg, sold well at $1380-$1485, $3.78-$3.89/kg Medium mixed-sex lambs came back to $108-$117 Medium to good ram lambs made $116.50-$131.50
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Store lamb volume exceeded 6000 head at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday, accompanied by a big cattle yarding.
Store lamb prices adjusted to realistic levels, with prices back $23-$25. Heavy mixed-sex made $167.50-$173, and second cuts, $145-$151. Small cryptorchid sold for $96.50-$108.50. 
Cattle throughput grew to 1230 head and Manawatu and Hawke’s Bay buyers dominated. Cows with calves-at-foot started the day and the highlight was 17 Angus-Hereford at $2070 per unit. Other top lines reached $1700-$1800.
Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 395-417kg, made $3.36-$3.44/kg, while yearling Angus heifers, 250-296kg eased to $3.14-$3.21/kg. 

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