Saturday, December 2, 2023

Taranaki cattle sale 30.10

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2-year Angus-Friesian steers, 370-450kg, averaged $3.07/kg 2-year exotic-cross heifers, 407-507kg, made $3.04-$3.14/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 345-355kg, eased to $3.14/kg Yearling beef-dairy heifers averaged 270kg and held at $3.12/kg  
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Sales held between the monthly cattle fairs at Taranaki continue to offer up larger volumes than last year, with a further 500 store cattle to add to October’s tally.
Steers made up the bulk of the older pens and 482-493kg Hereford-Friesian attracted bids up to $3.32-$3.50/kg.
An oversupply of yearling steers meant a softer market. The better-bred Hereford-dairy lines sold for $3.15-$3.20/kg, with a few up to $3.29/kg. Hereford-Friesian, 219-230kg, managed $3.74-$3.79/kg, but anything lesser bred were well off the pace.
In contrast the heifer market was strong, managing to hold the previous weeks higher level. Angus-Friesian, 265-282kg, sold for a 2-3c/kg premium over similar weighted Hereford-Friesian, though a line of the latter at 295kg did manage $3.25/kg.

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