Following the long weekend, numbers may have been a little lighter at Rangiuru, but the centre is still producing some very sound returns, Stu Langdon of PGG Wrightson commented.
The store cattle market was a "whisker stronger" at Tuakau last Thursday, PGG Wrightson agent Robin Eyre said. He felt the lift was due to the arrival of some consistent grass growth in the region.
Cattle dominated the figures at Stortford Lodge as parts of Hawke's Bay experienced strong winds and low rainfall, 875 head coming off the trucks.
It was still a very satisfactory sale, Ian MacEwan of Elders reported, buyers turning up from western districts and even from the far North.
Yearlings made up a very large percentage of the total entry with over 700 head penned.
Steers and bulls may have lost a little ground but young heifers were in demand from locals in the wetter areas.
Down south at Temuka, store cattle took another dive for the third consecutive sale with values dropping a further 5-10c/kg due to the cold wet conditions and slow grass growth.
The bulk of the 1000 cattle sold were yearling steers and heifers.
Both the prime cattle and sheep sales generally held their values of previous week, PGG Wrightson livestock manager Joe Higgins reported.
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