Taranaki cattle 23.09

  • Top end 2-year steers made $2.83-$2.84/kg

  • Two-year Speckle Park-cross and Angus-cross heifers, 420-442kg, fetched $2.55-$2.60/kg

  • Two-year Murray Grey bulls, 675kg, earned $2040

  • Prime steers, 610-770kg, sold well at $2.95-$2.99/kg

  • Boner cows, 576-606kg, were well received at $2.20-$2.26/kg

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 23.09

  • Three-year traditional steers, 435-545kg, firmed to $3.32/kg

  • Two-year Angus steers, 400-508kg, traded at $3.20-$3.28/kg

  • Top yearling Angus steers, 309-343kg, reached $3.62-$3.72/kg

  • Yearling Angus heifers, 257-291kg, sold for breeding at $800-$905

  • Top ewes with lambs-at-foot made $84-$90 all counted

Frankton cattle sales 22.09-23.09

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 350-410kg, held at $2.86-$2.93/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-Friesian steers, 226-276kg, were well-rewarded at $3.10-$3.19/kg

  • Boner Friesian cows, 551-624kg, eased to $2.08-$2.12/kg


Throughput eased to 419 head last Tuesday at FRANKTON for PGG Wrightson. Two-year Angus steers, 407-487kg, sold well at $2.90-$2.99/kg. Angus-Friesian heifers, 372kg, earned $2.85/kg with lesser 299-338kg at $2.58-$2.68/kg.

Yearling numbers dropped to 263 head. Beef-dairy steers, 285-310kg, returned $2.90-$2.97/kg with heifers of the same breed, 210-333kg, mostly $2.60-$2.72/kg. A consignment of Angus-Friesian bulls, 277-312kg, managed $2.31-$2.45/kg.

Autumn-born weaner beef-dairy bulls, 114-142kg, were consistent at $402-$490 with Friesian, 157-199kg, $520.

Cows made up the lion’s share of the prime section. Boner Friesian cows, 450-502kg, softened to $1.98-$2.02/kg. Prime Hereford steers, 478-601kg, realised $2.89-$2.90/kg while dairy-beef, 516-598kg, eased to $2.87-$2.93/kg. Read more in your LivestockEye.

Lorneville cattle and sheep sale 22.09

  • Prime heifers, 402-450kg, lifted to $2.50/kg to $2.65/kg

  • Better 2-year Friesian steers earned $2.50/kg

  • Yearling Hereford-cross steers, 260kg, sold at $2.88/kg

  • Yearling beef-cross bulls, 230kg, made $2.21/kg

  • Prime ewes softened with heavy types back to $130-$149, medium $100-$124 and light $70-$90

Rangiuru cattle and sheep 22.09

  • Prime steers, 600-755kg, earned $3.01-$3.12/kg

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian steers, 444-538kg, made $2.90-$2.91/kg

  • Two-year Hereford-dairy and Simmental-cross steers, 413-466kg, fetched $2.94-$2.95/kg

  • Two-year Hereford-Friesian heifers, 420-492kg, earned $2.79-$2.83/kg

  • Yearling Angus-Friesian steers, 327kg, pushed to $1015, $3.10/kg

Canterbury Park prime cattle and all sheep 22.09

  • Prime Charolais and Charolais-cross steers, 470-680kg, fetched $2.95-$3.03/kg

  • Store lambs mostly sold from $92-$129

  • Large store ewe lambs earned $130-$145

  • Four prime ewes made $260, with a handful of male sheep $200-$211

Tuakau sales 21.09

  • Weaner Hereford-Friesian steers, 101kg, made $530

  • Prime exotic heifers sold to $3.06/kg

  • Friesian cows, 420-530kg, managed $1.86/kg to $2.07/kg

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 21.09

  • A pen of heavy mixed-sex spring lambs fetched $160

  • Heavy male and cryptorchid lines returned $152-$173.50

  • Top end ewe lambs earned $160-$177

  • Heavy ewes held at $131-$145.50