Small sale for the local buyers

Values mainly similar to last Matawhero cattle fair

Values mainly similar to last Matawhero cattle fair

A VERY small lineup of cattle greeted would-be buyers in the cattle fair at Matawhero on Tuesday with just 227 head on offer.

They were purchased by local farmers and the yarding consisted entirely of small pens, with only three pens making double figures. The largest pen contained 17 vetted in calf cows.

Apart from a slight easing in the values for the 16 rising 2 year heifers ($1.90 to $2.38/Kg), values were similar to the last fair.

Most of the younger cattle were showing good condition, some being late born.

The three pens (totalling 35) of VIC cows from Raroa Station at Tolaga Bay sold from $1.92 to $2.11/Kg, $690 to $980.

The 25 empty MA cows sold from $1.20 to $2.04/Kg, $440 up to $1145 for two fat cows from Weck Holdings at Matawai.

The top price for the day was $1400 which went to A Davis at Whakarau for two R2.5 year steers (485 kgs, $2.89/Kg).

C and M Mullaney P/S at Tikitiki received the best price of $950 for four weaner steers, weighing 270 kgs, other weaner steers selling down to $400.

The top price of $665 for weaner heifers was shared by Mangapoi Station and Charlie Poutu at Ruatoria.

The 10 weaner bulls sold from $4

A VERY small lineup of cattle greeted would-be buyers in the cattle fair at Matawhero on Tuesday with just 227 head on offer.

They were purchased by local farmers and the yarding consisted entirely of small pens, with only three pens making double figures. The largest pen contained 17 vetted in calf cows.

Apart from a slight easing in the values for the 16 rising 2 year heifers ($1.90 to $2.38/Kg), values were similar to the last fair.

Most of the younger cattle were showing good condition, some being late born.

The three pens (totalling 35) of VIC cows from Raroa Station at Tolaga Bay sold from $1.92 to $2.11/Kg, $690 to $980.

The 25 empty MA cows sold from $1.20 to $2.04/Kg, $440 up to $1145 for two fat cows from Weck Holdings at Matawai.

The top price for the day was $1400 which went to A Davis at Whakarau for two R2.5 year steers (485 kgs, $2.89/Kg).

C and M Mullaney P/S at Tikitiki received the best price of $950 for four weaner steers, weighing 270 kgs, other weaner steers selling down to $400.

The top price of $665 for weaner heifers was shared by Mangapoi Station and Charlie Poutu at Ruatoria.

The 10 weaner bulls sold from $4

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