Good cattle sale for July

PRICES rose yesterday at the monthly Matawhero Cattle Fair where 762 head sold in a sale described by observers as a good one for July, where buyers from outside districts were active.

There was an advertised entry of 200 rising 2-year Friesian bulls from Matuku Station at Kanakanaia and they sold from $1195 (395kg) down to $740 (265kg).

That vendor also sold 21 angus R-2yr steers for $1215 (370kg).

Most cattle were in good condition, though some lacked size.

Rising 2yr steers sold from $3.25 — $2.56/kg, R 1yr steers $3.81 —$3.66, R 2yr heifers $3.00 – $2.51, R 1yr heifers $3.52 – $2.77, R 2yr bulls $3.20 – $2.72/kg.

Best prices- R 2yr steers: S.Hyland (Bushmere), 9 (460kg), $1260, 5 (455kg), $1195; Matuku Station, 31 (370kg), $1215, 13 (340 kg), $1140, 5 (295 kg), $895; A4 Farms (Te Karaka), 18 (385kg), $1230; Mangatarata Station (Tokomaru Bay), 10 (365kg), $1200, 2 (440kg), $1125.

R 1yr steers: P&E Watson P/S (Waimata), 30 (240kg), $915, 30 (240kg), $900; Bill Fisher (Otoko), 5 (215kg), $850, 4 (165kg), $750.

R 2yr heifers: Waima Estate (Tokomaru Bay), 7 (360kg), $980, 10 (295kg), $740; Monte Farm & Forest (Waikura Valley), 29 (320kg), $960, 56 (285kg), $825, 61 (270kg), $755, 34 (240kg), $645; Green & Brown P/S (Patutahi), 13 (320kg), $900, 6 (345kg), $875; Mangatarata Station, 15 (310kg), $850.

R 1yr heifers: Bill Fisher, 8 (225kg), $680, 28 (210kg), $615, 13 (165kg), $580; Waima Estate, 15 (220kg), $610, 3 (205kg), $600; Matuku Station, 15 (165kg), $528, 9 (130kg), $410.

R 2yr bulls: Holdsworth Paringahau (Te Karaka), 10 (485 kg), $1550, 6 (510kg), $1420, 6 (445kg), $1255, 3 (355kg), $1025; Mangawhariki Trust (Ruatoria), 13 (430kg), $1235, 6 (365kg), $1035, 4 (260kg), $745; Matuku Station, 25 (395kg), $1195, 35 (410kg), $1195, 42 (365kg), $1100, 7 (355kg), $965, 22 (330kg), $915, 21 (315kg), $865, 20 (265kg), $740; A4 Farms, 8 (335kg), $1005.

PRICES rose yesterday at the monthly Matawhero Cattle Fair where 762 head sold in a sale described by observers as a good one for July, where buyers from outside districts were active.

There was an advertised entry of 200 rising 2-year Friesian bulls from Matuku Station at Kanakanaia and they sold from $1195 (395kg) down to $740 (265kg).

That vendor also sold 21 angus R-2yr steers for $1215 (370kg).

Most cattle were in good condition, though some lacked size.

Rising 2yr steers sold from $3.25 — $2.56/kg, R 1yr steers $3.81 —$3.66, R 2yr heifers $3.00 – $2.51, R 1yr heifers $3.52 – $2.77, R 2yr bulls $3.20 – $2.72/kg.

Best prices- R 2yr steers: S.Hyland (Bushmere), 9 (460kg), $1260, 5 (455kg), $1195; Matuku Station, 31 (370kg), $1215, 13 (340 kg), $1140, 5 (295 kg), $895; A4 Farms (Te Karaka), 18 (385kg), $1230; Mangatarata Station (Tokomaru Bay), 10 (365kg), $1200, 2 (440kg), $1125.

R 1yr steers: P&E Watson P/S (Waimata), 30 (240kg), $915, 30 (240kg), $900; Bill Fisher (Otoko), 5 (215kg), $850, 4 (165kg), $750.

R 2yr heifers: Waima Estate (Tokomaru Bay), 7 (360kg), $980, 10 (295kg), $740; Monte Farm & Forest (Waikura Valley), 29 (320kg), $960, 56 (285kg), $825, 61 (270kg), $755, 34 (240kg), $645; Green & Brown P/S (Patutahi), 13 (320kg), $900, 6 (345kg), $875; Mangatarata Station, 15 (310kg), $850.

R 1yr heifers: Bill Fisher, 8 (225kg), $680, 28 (210kg), $615, 13 (165kg), $580; Waima Estate, 15 (220kg), $610, 3 (205kg), $600; Matuku Station, 15 (165kg), $528, 9 (130kg), $410.

R 2yr bulls: Holdsworth Paringahau (Te Karaka), 10 (485 kg), $1550, 6 (510kg), $1420, 6 (445kg), $1255, 3 (355kg), $1025; Mangawhariki Trust (Ruatoria), 13 (430kg), $1235, 6 (365kg), $1035, 4 (260kg), $745; Matuku Station, 25 (395kg), $1195, 35 (410kg), $1195, 42 (365kg), $1100, 7 (355kg), $965, 22 (330kg), $915, 21 (315kg), $865, 20 (265kg), $740; A4 Farms, 8 (335kg), $1005.

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