At the yards: Dry weather sends more good cattle to market

Dry weather has brought good cattle to the market.
Dry weather has brought good cattle to the market.

Rongotea Sale

The continuing dry conditions brought more good cattle onto the market, with many heading over the hill to the other side of the island.

3 year Jersey bulls 592 kg made $1740 ($2.94).

2 year white face steers 640 kg made $1740 ($2.70) and cross breed steers 475 kg — 640 kg made up to $1690 ($2.26 — $2.64).

2 year Hereford bulls 477 kg made $1760 ($3.69) and Jersey bulls 402 kg — 430 kg made up to $1100 ($2.47 — $2.73).

2 year white face heifers 385 kg — 522 kg made up to $1415 ($2.38 — $2.71) and cross breed heifers 355 kg made $790 ($2.22).

18 month Friesian bulls 460 kg made $1360 ($2.96), cross breed bulls 375 kg made $940 ($3.69) and Jersey bulls 320 kg made $710 ($2.22).

Yearling white face steers 227 kg — 395 kg made up to $1050 ($2.48- $3.17) and Murray Grey steers 277 kg made $730 ($2.63). Cross breed steers 270 kg — 319 kg made up to $675 ($2.10 — $2.50) and Galloway steers 260 kg made $540 ($2.08).

Yearling Hereford bulls 355 kg made $1100 ($3.10) and Friesian bulls 272 kg — 480 kg made up to $1170 ($2.44 — $2.46).

Yearling Hereford heifers 387 kg made $1000 ($2.58), white face heifers 235 kg — 285 kg made up to $610 ($2.11 — $2.41), Angus cross heifers 206 kg made $430 ($2.08) and Murray Grey cross heifers 350 kg made $770 ($2.20).

Autumn born, white face bulls 180 kg — 210 kg made up to $590 ($2.81 — $2.94), Friesian bulls 172 kg made $600 ($3.48) and cross breed bulls 212 kg made $450 ($2.12).

Autumn born, white face heifers 180 kg made $520 ($2.89).

Weaner white face steers 87 kg — 100 kg made up to $420 ($2.97 — $4.20).

Weaner Friesian bulls 93 kg — 150kg made up to $520 ($3.23 — $4.73), white face bulls 75 kg — 125 kg made up to $500 ($3.64 — $4.35) and cross breed bulls 95 kg — 117 kg made up to $320 ($1.68 — $3.02).

Weaner white face heifers 88 kg — 195 kg made up to $510 ($2.36 — $4.65), Murray Grey cross heifers 106 kg made $420 ($3.96) and Angus cross heifers 80 kg — 130 kg made up to $470 ($3.12 — $3.76).

In calf Hereford cows 552 kg made $1050.

Friesian boner cows 405 kg — 732 kg made up to $1420 ($1.56 — $1.95), cross breed boners 465 kg — 490 kg made up to $1000 ($1.43- $2.15) and Jersey boners 360 kg — 440 kg made up to $830 ($1.62 — $1.89).

Weaner pigs made $35 — $100.

MA ewes made $51 — $101, hoggets made $73 and mixed sex lambs $45 — $101.

- Horowhenua Chronicle

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