Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Tuakau sales 28.11

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Good Charolais steers, 505-530kg, sold well at $3.25-$3.31/kg Weaner steers, 103-120kg, earned $600-$650 Prime bulls, 680-710kg, firmed at $3.51-$3.62/kg. Top prime ewes sold to $296.00
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Quality steers and heifers held value at Tuakau last Thursday, Carrfields Livestock agent Craig Chamberlain reported.

The yarding of over 1000-head included Hereford-Friesian steers, 450-600kg, which traded at $3.20-$3.25/kg. Top Charolais yearlings, 350kg, made $3.40-$3.60/kg, with other 300-400kg steers earning $3.10-$3.23/kg. Heifers, 400kg-plus fetched $3.05-$3.13/kg, and 300-400kg, $2.91-$3.10/kg.

Wednesday’s prime market remained firm. Beef steers, 680-750kg, earned $3.19-$3.28/kg, and 580-680kg, $3.15-$3.22/kg. Prime beef heifers, 500-550kg, returned $3.14-$3.21/kg. Heavy Friesian cows fetched $2.17-$2.42/kg, with medium boners returning $1.95-$2.12/kg.

Top prime lambs made $202-$243 on Monday. Medium earned $171-$188 and light, $141-$158. Forward store lambs managed $132-$139, with medium at $121-$128, and light, $78-$105.  Most heavy prime ewes fetched $210-$248, and medium $168-$203.

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