Saturday, December 2, 2023

Temuka store cattle 19.09

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Two-year purebred Shorthorn steers, 452kg, earned $3.11/kg Good quality one-year traditional steers made $3.75-$3.81/kg One-year Angus heifers, 209-237kg, fetched $3.21-$3.31/kg
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There was a good-sized yarding of just under 1000 cattle last Thursday at Temuka. The majority of the offering was dairy-beef, and quality was mixed which was reflected in prices. In the steer pens two-year Sant Gertrudis-cross made the same money as the top end of the Hereford-Friesian steers with 415-441kg making $2.91-$2.96/kg. The top end of two-year traditional and exotic heifers earned $2.85-$2.95/kg. One-year bulls remained a difficult sell although the top end of better-quality Friesian bulls were able to reach $2.70/kg.

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