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.