Saturday, December 9, 2023

Taranaki 18.09

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Two-year Angus-Friesian steers, 379kg, made $3.54/kg Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 377kg, earned $3.26/kg Autumn-born 18-month steers, 321-390kg, earned $3.24-$3.42/kg
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Last Wednesday’s Taranaki cattle fair penned just under 1000 head of cattle, and the market was strong. Two-year steers sold well with the majority earning above $3.15/kg, while most of the heifers sold in a range of $3.04-$3.13/kg. One-year steers above 288kg sold for $960-$1050, while the average heifer was 215kg and made $545, $3.02/kg. One-year Charolais-cross and Shorthorn-cross, 206-248kg, fetched $720-$740, $3.56-$3.59/kg.

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