Volume at Temuka was down to only 712 head, below the advertised number due to withdrawals. The market was a battle at times, with dry conditions affecting prices. Yearling steer prices fell 15-20c/kg, with the heaviest Fleckvieh-cross, 374kg, that made $3.16/kg, and the balance mainly $2.82/kg to $3.06/kg. Yearling heifers provided the bulk of the yarding and prices dropped 30c/kg. Bidding was largely centred around Hereford-Friesian, 270-370kg, that averaged $2.56/kg while remaining beef and beef-cross traded at $2.60/kg to $3.05/kg.
Temuka store cattle sale 5.12
Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 414-423kg, earned $3.11-$3.17/kg Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 325kg, made $3.20/kg Yearling Simmental heifers, 378kg, fetched $3.52/kg Yearling Friesian bulls, 253-323kg, were $2.67-$2.69/kg Capital stock Simmental cows and heifers with calves-at-foot were $1010-$1090 per unit
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