Continued rain leads to strong prices for cattle
With the continued rain cattle prices remain strong at Elders Matamata Monday sale.
Prime ox at 545kg made $2.45 per kg. Boner cows: Heavy friesian boners 590-630kg made $1.71 to $1.75 per kg, 500-550kg friesian cows made between $1.52 and $1.68 per kg. Lighter boner cows 380-490kg made between $1.34 and $1.59 per kg.
Bulls: hereford two-year bulls weighing between 530 and 725kg made between $2.59 and $2.81.
Murray grey bulls weighing bet 595 and 695kg made between $2.58 and $2.79 per kg, friesian bulls weighing between 535 and 808kg made between $2.47 and $2.69 per kg.
Jersey bulls weighing between 430 and 575kg made between $2.20 and $2.52.
Weaners: Weaners bulls and heifers sold to a very strong demand.
Report compiled by Danny O’leary phone 021 954 283 and John Price 0275 942 544.