LIVESTOCK SALES REPORTS
Rongotea Sale Report May 3
The first full week for some time saw a large yarding of heavier cattle at the Rongotea sale yards reported Darryl Harwood of New Zealand Farmers Livestock.
3 year Jersey cross steers 515 kg made $2.26/kg and Friesian - Hereford cross heifers 640 kg – 730 kg made $2.30/kg - $2.38/kg.
2 year Friesian - Hereford cross steers 357 kg - 548 kg made $2.45/kg - $2.62/kg, Angus cross steers 444 kg made $2.73/kg and Friesian steers 420 kg made $2.14/kg. 2 year Hereford bulls 588 kg made $2.82/kg, Friesian - Hereford cross bulls 390 kg - 518 kg made $2.51/kg - $2.68/kg and Angus cross bulls 403 kg made $2.24/kg. Friesian bulls 355 kg - 430 kg made $2.23/kg - $2.53/kg, Speckle Park cross bulls 548 kg made $2.66/kg and Galloway bulls 455 kg made $2.35/kg. 2 year Hereford heifers 500 kg made $2.74/kg, Friesian - Hereford cross heifers 360 kg - 507 kg made $2.38/kg - $2.68/kg, Angus cross heifers 355 kg made $2.39/kg and Belted Galloway cross heifers 400 kg made $2.15/kg. Friesian heifers 370 kg - 440 kg made $1.85/kg - $2.16/kg.
15 month Friesian - Hereford cross steers 278 kg - 305 kg made $2.23/kg - $2.70/kg, Angus cross steers 360 kg made $2.65/kg and Belgian Blue cross 310 kg made $2.66/kg. Speckle Park cross steers 275 kg made $2.55/kg, Shorthorn cross steers 355 kg made $2.28/kg and Friesian steers 250 kg made $2.00/kg.
15 month Friesian - Hereford cross heifers 240 kg - 275 kg made $2.08/kg - $2.27/kg and Belgian Blue cross heifers 305 kg made $2.72/kg. Yearling Friesian - Hereford cross steers 254 kg - 258 kg made $2.28/ kg - $3.03/kg.
Weaner Friesian - Hereford cross steers 146 kg made $550 and Galloway cross steers 210 kg – 255 kg made $350 - $590. Weaner Friesian bulls 152 kg - 280 kg made $420 - $620, Angus cross bulls 255 kg made $530, Speckle Park cross bulls 118 kg made $440 and Jersey bulls 239 kg made $540.
Weaner Friesian - Hereford cross heifers 180 kg - 280 kg made $510 - $715, Angus cross heifers 160 kg made $440 and Speckle Park cross heifers 119 kg made $410.
Boner Friesian cows 481 kg - 554 kg made $1.31/kg - $1.39/kg, cross bred cows 433 kg made $1.16/kg and Jersey cows 550 kg made $1.46/kg. Ayrshire cows 527 kg made $1.38/kg.
In the calf pens, Friesian bull calves made $100 - $130, Friesian - Hereford cross bull calves made $80 - $300 and Charolais cross bull calves made $325 - $365. Friesian - Hereford cross heifer calves made $100 - $225, Charolais cross heifer calves made $155 - $180, Speckle Park heifer calves made $170 and Murray Grey cross heifer calves made $150.