Yearling and 15-month cattle dominated the store cattle yarding at Tuakau last week and the market remained firm, Carrfields Livestock agent Karl Chitham reported.
The 800-head offering included Hereford-Friesian steers at 453kg, which made $3.35/kg, with 437kg Angus earning $3.30/kg. Good Hereford-Friesian steers, 296kg, fetched $1140 and a 264kg pen made $1040. In the heifer section, 344kg Angus sold at $1400 and 290kg Hereford-Friesian, $945.
Wednesday’s prime market was steady. Heavy beef heifers traded at $3.07-$3.12/kg, with light-medium making $3.01-$3.05/kg. Well-conditioned Friesian cows, 550-620kg, returned $2.12-$2.23/kg and medium boners, $1.85-$2.02/kg.
Prices prime hoggets in good-medium order ranged from $188 to $233 last Monday, with light-medium making $157-$188. Most of the heavier prime ewes fetched $205-$226.