Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Tuakau sales 8.07

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Hereford-Friesian steers, 613kg, made $2.89/kg Prime steers reached $3.18/kg Good cryptorchid store lambs earned $164 Top prime ewes realised $207
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Tuakau drew a big offering of store cattle last Thursday and the market was steady, Carrfields Livestock agent Karl Chitham reported. The 900-head yarding included 445kg Hereford-Friesian steers at $2.70/kg, while 344kg Hereford-Friesian made $3.23/kg and 180kg, $670. Heifers, 360-410kg, realised $2.68-$2.77/kg and 200-250kg managed $570-$640. Prime steer and heifer prices lifted by 10c/kg on Wednesday. A single Limousin steer, 665kg, made $3.18/kg and other 580-700kg steers returned $2.96-$3.08/kg. Prime heifers, 540-580kg, fetched $2.83/kg to $3.01/kg and heavy cows, 550-650kg, $2.15-$2.30/kg.

The top pen of prime lambs fetched $205 on Monday with good to heavy at $174-$192. Medium-good store lambs earned $138-$158. Heavy prime ewes realised $175-$207 and medium, $155-$165.

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