Thursday, December 7, 2023

Temuka prime and boner cattle; all sheep 18.11

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Beef-cross steers, 525-675kg, improved 10c/kg to $3.24/kg Hereford-Friesian heifers, 515-675kg, rose 9c/kg to $3.14/kg Hereford bulls, 572-590kg, made $3.30-$3.34/kg Better prime hoggets made $200-$268, with the majority $160-$196 A big yarding of ewes with lambs-at-foot sold $100-$121 all counted
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A few extra buyers were at Temuka last Monday. Steers provided good returns with Angus, 570-670kg, making $3.28-$3.37/kg. Heifer values improved as traditional, 555-610kg, rose 17c/kg to $3.21/kg and good yielding Hereford-Friesian, 473-580kg, traded for $3.12-$3.22/kg. Better beef and beef-cross cows were $2.38/kg to $2.53/kg. Boner Friesian cows held, except for 505-555kg which increased 13c/kg to $2.11/kg.

Store new season lambs sold to good demand with heaviest lines making $144-$164 and mid-range $113-$128. Prime new season lambs rose, with a handful sold for $232-$240 and other top lines $204-$228. Ewes surpassed expectations with the top pen $312 and half the 623 yarded $200-$300, with the balance mostly $150-$198.

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