Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Temuka store cattle 31.10

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Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 530kg, earned $3.17/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 320-345kg, improved to $3.25/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian heifers, 195-220kg, increased to $3.09/kg Weaner Hereford-Friesian bulls, 91-93kg, were $445-$450 86 weaner red Hereford-Friesian heifers were $380-$420
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Last Thursdays yarding of store cattle at Temuka was very much a dairy-beef affair. Proceedings were dominated by Hereford-Friesian lines that contributed 781 of the 1225 cattle yarded. Two-year dairy-beef steers, 430-460kg, held at $2.93-$3.04/kg and the better heifers were close to steer money, with a pen of 488kg Hereford-Friesian sold for $3.07/kg.

Yearling cattle dominated the overall yarding. 90% of the steers were Hereford-Friesian, with the top lines $3.47-$3.52/kg, and mid-range examples mostly $3.06/kg to $3.33/kg. Murray Grey, 195-356kg, were $3.07-$3.14/kg. Over 430 Hereford-Friesian heifers were on offer with the top third sold for $3.07-$3.17/kg and next third at $2.95-$3.05/kg. Friesian heifer pens were selectively bought, with only two pens over $2/kg.

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