Weaners sell well

Mixed sale: “There was a very small bench of buyers for the heifers,” Mr Christ Hurlstone said. “As a result the heifer sale was a little bit flat, and back a bit on last year.” Picture by Rebecca Williams

The weaner steer, bull and older cattle sales at the Matawhero saleyards on Tuesday and Wednesday drew a combined yarding of 3465 head and produced a mixed result.

Tuesday’s sale of weaner steers and bulls attracted 2334 head — 1862 steers and 472 young bulls. The steers averaged $941.25 with a top price of $1250 paid for stock from the Braybrook family at Ruatoria.

“The steer sale was up to expectations, but we thought there might have been more buyer interest in the Hereford bulls put up,” said Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson.

The weaner bulls averaged $960 and the best money for them reached $1220 for animals from the Nettleton partnership from Te Karaka.

In Wednesday’s weaner heifer and older cattle sale there were 1131 head presented — 995 heifers and the rest older cattle. The heifers averaged $727 with a top dollar of $900 for stock from Pukekaka Station at Tikitiki.

“There was a very small bench of buyers for the heifers,” Mr Hurlstone said. “As a result the heifer sale was a little bit flat, and back a bit on last year.”

The weaner steer, bull and older cattle sales at the Matawhero saleyards on Tuesday and Wednesday drew a combined yarding of 3465 head and produced a mixed result.

Tuesday’s sale of weaner steers and bulls attracted 2334 head — 1862 steers and 472 young bulls. The steers averaged $941.25 with a top price of $1250 paid for stock from the Braybrook family at Ruatoria.

“The steer sale was up to expectations, but we thought there might have been more buyer interest in the Hereford bulls put up,” said Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson.

The weaner bulls averaged $960 and the best money for them reached $1220 for animals from the Nettleton partnership from Te Karaka.

In Wednesday’s weaner heifer and older cattle sale there were 1131 head presented — 995 heifers and the rest older cattle. The heifers averaged $727 with a top dollar of $900 for stock from Pukekaka Station at Tikitiki.

“There was a very small bench of buyers for the heifers,” Mr Hurlstone said. “As a result the heifer sale was a little bit flat, and back a bit on last year.”

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