Almost 1200 cattle were yarded at Tuakau last Thursday and the market eased slightly, PGG Wrightson agent Craig Reiche reported.
The offering included 454kg Angus-Friesian steers, which made $1440, $3.17/kg, with 331kg Hereford-Friesian fetching $1095, and 315kg Speckle Park, $1030. In the heifer section, 319kg Hereford-Friesian sold at $1000, and 270kg Hereford-Friesian, $820.
Prices for prime steers firmed on Wednesday, with 600-750kg steers trading at $3.21-$3.32/kg and medium types, $3.18-$3.25/kg. Heifers eased by 3-5c/kg, with most heavy types making $3.04-$3.12/kg and medium, $3.00-$3.10/kg. Well-conditioned Friesian cows earned $2.33-$2.40/kg, with medium boners fetching $2.20-$2.30/kg.