Good quality store cattle held value at Tuakau last Thursday, Elders agent Craig Chamberlain said. About 740 cattle were yarded and Chamberlain described the sale as "sound".
The market for good yearling steers was particularly strong, he said, but lesser-bred cattle were harder to sell and, consequently, discounted.
A good bench, with many from the Manawatu, was presented with great yarding of over 1300 cattle at Stortford Lodge and quality was first class, especially in the yearling classes, Laurence Redshaw of LI Redshaw Ltd reported.
Some lines were annual drafts but others came from properties that are starting to feel the effects of strong drying winds and low rainfall.
Both the prime cattle and sheep sales generally held their values of recent sales at Temuka, while some good quality medium type steers had an exceptional sale lifting 10c/kg on the previous week.
A line of Romney ewe hoggets sold for $125 with a second line of Romdale hoggets selling from $123-$125, PGG Wrightson livestock manager Joe Higgins reported.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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