The market at Pukekohe on Saturday, October 6 was good again, slightly up on previous weeks, Chris Humphrey of Livestock Market Auctions commented, probably due to more manageable numbers of cattle for sale.
More than two-thirds of the 700-head yarding of cattle at Stortford Lodge last week were yearlings, with good numbers of steers, heifers and bulls penned. This acted as a draw-card for a solid bench of buyers who came from many districts and bidding was very brisk on better bred lines but off-bred sorts struggled to attract much attention at all.
A big yarding of store cattle saw prices fall an average 20c/kgLW on recent sales at Temuka last week as larger numbers of store cattle come into the market in the South Island. A good yarding of yearling cattle was offered with fewer R2 cattle. Poorer types proved difficult to sell.
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