Cattle prices firm on recent sales

MORE cattle were trucked to Tuesday’s Matawhero Cattle Fair than expected and the yarding ended up at 799 head in total.

As usual there were many small lots, but there were also some useful lines, particularly among the yearling heifers, which included a pen of 39 herefords from the Nettleton P/S at Whakarau and four pens of angus from Marangairoa C4 Block at Te Araroa.

Those pens were capital stock, due to a change in farming policy.

Prices were firm on recent sales here with R2 yr steers $3.12 to $3.97/kg, R2 yr heifers $2.69 to $3.03/kg, R1 yr steers, $3.89 to $4.44/kg, R1 yr heifers $2.98 to $4/kg, R2 yr friesian bulls $3.11/kg, R1 yr bulls $2.91 to $3.78/kg.

One line of 15 cows, in store condition, sold for $780 (415 kgs).

Best prices: R2 yr steers: Hinenui Genetics Ltd (Muriwai), 18 (515 kgs), $1605; Orere Station (Rere), 17 (465 kgs), $1510, 4 (400 kgs), $1305; Burnage Station P/S (Matawai), 19 (395 kgs), $1400, 44 (355 kgs), $1280, 9 (305 kgs), $990; K J & R E Fisher (Motu), 22 (365 kgs), $1312, 27 (300 kgs), $1190.

R2 yr heifers: R Morse (Whakarau), 11 (405 kgs), $1090; Integrated Foods Ltd (Whatatutu), 10 (405 kgs), $1070; Reynolds Farming Ltd (Ngakaroa), 15 (305 kgs), $925.

R1 yr steers: Mataraoa Station (Waikura Valley), 4 (280 kgs), $1090, 12 (210 kgs), $820, 6 (180 kgs), $800; LMJ P/S (Ruatoria), 12 (240 kgs), $970, 10 (190 kgs), $830, 8 (140 kgs), $700.

R1 yr heifers: Nettleton P/S, 39 (305 kgs), $970; Marangairoa C4 Block, 15 (300 kgs), $955, 41 (245 kgs), $845, 41 (215 kgs), $790, 31 (185 kgs), $715; Mataraoa Station, 11 (230 kgs), $865, 47 (195 kgs), $725, 19 (155 kgs), $620; Mangapoi Station (Ruatoria), 13 (230 kgs), $825, 8 (180 kgs), $660.

R2 yr bulls, Waimaka Station Ltd (Waimata), 27 friesian (400 kgs), $1245; R1 yr bulls: P & E Watson P/S (Waimata), 15 (225 kgs), $850; Mangapoi Station, 4 (275 kgs), $800, 4 (225 kgs), $750; Mataraoa Station, 6 (240 kgs), $705.

MORE cattle were trucked to Tuesday’s Matawhero Cattle Fair than expected and the yarding ended up at 799 head in total.

As usual there were many small lots, but there were also some useful lines, particularly among the yearling heifers, which included a pen of 39 herefords from the Nettleton P/S at Whakarau and four pens of angus from Marangairoa C4 Block at Te Araroa.

Those pens were capital stock, due to a change in farming policy.

Prices were firm on recent sales here with R2 yr steers $3.12 to $3.97/kg, R2 yr heifers $2.69 to $3.03/kg, R1 yr steers, $3.89 to $4.44/kg, R1 yr heifers $2.98 to $4/kg, R2 yr friesian bulls $3.11/kg, R1 yr bulls $2.91 to $3.78/kg.

One line of 15 cows, in store condition, sold for $780 (415 kgs).

Best prices: R2 yr steers: Hinenui Genetics Ltd (Muriwai), 18 (515 kgs), $1605; Orere Station (Rere), 17 (465 kgs), $1510, 4 (400 kgs), $1305; Burnage Station P/S (Matawai), 19 (395 kgs), $1400, 44 (355 kgs), $1280, 9 (305 kgs), $990; K J & R E Fisher (Motu), 22 (365 kgs), $1312, 27 (300 kgs), $1190.

R2 yr heifers: R Morse (Whakarau), 11 (405 kgs), $1090; Integrated Foods Ltd (Whatatutu), 10 (405 kgs), $1070; Reynolds Farming Ltd (Ngakaroa), 15 (305 kgs), $925.

R1 yr steers: Mataraoa Station (Waikura Valley), 4 (280 kgs), $1090, 12 (210 kgs), $820, 6 (180 kgs), $800; LMJ P/S (Ruatoria), 12 (240 kgs), $970, 10 (190 kgs), $830, 8 (140 kgs), $700.

R1 yr heifers: Nettleton P/S, 39 (305 kgs), $970; Marangairoa C4 Block, 15 (300 kgs), $955, 41 (245 kgs), $845, 41 (215 kgs), $790, 31 (185 kgs), $715; Mataraoa Station, 11 (230 kgs), $865, 47 (195 kgs), $725, 19 (155 kgs), $620; Mangapoi Station (Ruatoria), 13 (230 kgs), $825, 8 (180 kgs), $660.

R2 yr bulls, Waimaka Station Ltd (Waimata), 27 friesian (400 kgs), $1245; R1 yr bulls: P & E Watson P/S (Waimata), 15 (225 kgs), $850; Mangapoi Station, 4 (275 kgs), $800, 4 (225 kgs), $750; Mataraoa Station, 6 (240 kgs), $705.

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