Feilding Herald : November 17th 2011
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The ewes with lambs at foot were an undistinguished lot and sold accordingly, and a few lines of dry and wet/dry ewes met butcher demand. The first pen of lambs, 222 mixed-sex poll dorset cross lambs from VL Cuttance, Orongorongo, made the day s top money of $140 when they sold to a local finisher but little else caught the eye, with most of the lambs selling in a reasonably small cpk range and few fireworks in the bidding ranks, and there seemed no inter- est in the small hogget entry, mostly from one vendor. The most noticeable observation while walking along the board- walk above the cattle pens was the predominance of dairy cross older steers. Consequently, sale prices looked to have eased at first glance but when the dairy cross influence is considered most sale prices for these older steers were right up there. The big dollar amounts were not seen today but Morvyn Farm, Apiti, sold eight simmental cross bullocks for $1670 and some of the fat heifers made works money. The exchange rate has a weak- ening trend at present and there is any amount of cattle feed around and this store cattle mar- ket has some ping about it. When the sale moved into the yearling section and the dairy influence waned there was a defi- nite lift in the prices. Blackburn Station, Te Horo, sold 14 charolais cross steers for $1150 ($2.48) to lead the way, but this was eclipsed by the cents per kilogram achieved by the straight angus yearling steers entered by Maata-Kotahi, Pukeokahu, which ranged from $2.75 ($1010) to $2.95 ($987). $1000/head for year- ling steers is good sugar in anyone s terms but many cattle farmers have let their numbers drop and a few more yearling steers are coming out. The shortage of older bulls resulted in both pens entered today selling around the $1100 mark with J R and A Hughes, Pahiatua, selling 16 friesians for $1112 ($2.57). A slightly larger yearling bull section met with solid demand, topped by the 16 angus bulls from Malcolm Pratt, Kairanga, selling for $950 ($2.71), which was about 10 cpk better than the friesians. That same vendor also topped the yearling heifer market with two pens of straight well-bred angus heifers, the best pen of 22 selling for $902 ($2.41) and this yearling heifer section was the strongest of the day with a solid lift for the typical heifer on the day in what was also a large sec- tion. Sheep (3364): ewes (55) with lambs (80) at foot, $68-$104; ewes dry and wet/dry (462), $104-$149; lambs (2058); 26-32kg, $111.50-$140, $4.03-$4.66, firm; 23-25kg, $103-$109, $4.20-$4.54, firm; hoggets (709), 37-43kg, $140-$153, $3.56-$3.78. Cattle (1148): steers; 3 year (79), 477-692kg, $985-$1670, $2.03-$2.50, steady; 2 year (229), 364-595kg, $860-0$1412, $1.96-$2.60, ease; 1 year (404), 179-464kg, $580-$1150, $2.40-$3.46, lift; bulls; 3 year (23), 430kg, $1080, $2.51; 2 year (16), 433kg, $1112, $2.57; 1 year (177), 182-384kg, $530-$950, $2.16-$2.72, steady; heifers; 2 year (57), 395-480kg, $890-$1110, $2.15-$2.34, steady;1 year (353), 132-374kg, $405-$902, $2.38-$3.44, lift. Lamb sale eases by $20 a head PRIME STOCK The bubble burst at the Feilding Prime Stock Sale on Monday, Novem- ber 14 with a massive yarding well above recent levels and, with the absence of one of the more active buyers lately, a healthy note of realism entered the market and all sheep prices dropped across the board. The spring lambs have been selling for a premium recently but we have been waiting for large numbers and today we had them and, with few of the entry suitable for farming on, the market was left to the meat traders to dictate the prices. Those prices fell by over 50 cpk which was around $20/head in some cases which makes the high store prices achieved on Fridays look unsustainable, especially as those numbers look likely to increase dra- matically. Today s top money was $190 for three lambs from R J Storey with B J Slack selling 16 down cross lambs for $177. The situation was much the same in the hogget section although Oroua Partnership s Mike Malone was happy enough with $215 for seven woolly blackfaces and $175 for 37 more. There is little interest in last season s hoggets now with so many spring lambs becoming available but these sheep should be out of the sys- tem by now. Over 3300 ewes were available and the absence of that buyer with a big buying order just exposed the depth of this market a little and ewes were back anywhere from $10 to $30/head depending on size and condition. This flush of ewes being culled from the flocks should not last too long and with the prevailing feed conditions and low sheep numbers on hand it feels likely that normal service will resume quickly and ewe prices will not ease for long. Life was much more sedate in the cattle pens, in contrast to the sheep yards, and most sale prices were roughly steady, although N F and J J Webb, Main Drain Road, sold two prime friesian heifers for $1375. There is little news to drive this market at present and supply looks reasonably balanced to demand. Prices: Sheep (5,986): lambs (1,377), 34-48kg, $125-$190, $3.70-$4.20, ease; hoggets; prime (1,013), 42-75kg, $120-$215, $2.80-$3.20, ease; store (227), 25-45kg, $48-$133, $2.50-$3.00, ease; ewes (3,221); 26-34kg, $126-$161, $4.80-$5.00, ease; 21-25kg, $101-$126, $4.80-$5.00, ease; 16-20kg, $70-$100, $4.40-$5.00, ease; 2ths (87), $90-$130; males (61), $65-$130. Cattle (126): steers (7), 167-720kg, $415-$1724, $2.18-$2.48, steady; heifers (31), 264-625kg, $555-$1375, $2.10-$2.26, $2.10-$2.26, steady; cows (77); good, heavy, in milk, 515-675kg, $865-$1164, $1.61-$1.73, steady; boners, 395-560kg, $513-$839, $1.30-$1.65, steady; pot- ter bulls (11), 280-820kg, $504-$1754, $1.80-$2.68. Feilding Calf Sale -- Monday November 14, Another small yarding was offered but prices lifted well above last week with a charolais bull selling for $300 being a highlight and there will be more calves next week. W/F bulls; tops, $210-$260; mediums, 150-$180. W/F heifers; tops, $150-$195; mediums, $80-$100. Vendors pleased with sale outcome RONGOTEA Another strong sale this week at Allied Farmers Rongotea meant vendors left with a smiles on their faces. The standout sale of the day was a pen of 27 friesian yearling bulls that made $845 which worked out to be $2.56 kgLW. The main sale had about 260 cattle this week. Two-year friesian bulls reached $1270 ($2.23) and two-year cross bred steers made $790 ($1.81). Two-year cross bred heifers at $980 ($2.10) and a big pen of white face two-year heifers made $800 ($2.44). A few 18-month heifers come through the ring, friesian heifers made $875 ($1.95). White face made up to $750 ($2.00) and cross bred at $700 ($1.89). We also had a 18-month white face steer make $1095 ($2.20). A good number of yearling cattle were offered this week. Friesian bulls were in demand and made up to $845 ($2.56) and other lines made either side of $700 ($2.20). White face bulls made up to $810 ($2.18). A few pens of cross bred bulls saw the best making $645 ($1.92) and yearling jersey bulls made $452 ($1.70). In the steer market cross bred yearlings made up to $510 ($2.45). Angus yearling heifers reached $585 ($2.39). Weaner friesian bulls made up to $367 ($3.57) and other lines average the $3.40 kgLW. Autumn born friesian bulls made $450 ($2.57) and cross bred at $390 ($2.51). A cow and calf made $820 with a line at $750. Some good lines of boners sold this week, the best pen selling for $845 ($1.54). Quite a good yarding of sheep appeared this week. Mixed sex new season lambs made up to $125 and older lambs reached $165. Ewes and lambs all counted made $135 and other lines around $100. Ewes sold for $120, hoggets at $150 and wethers at $130. Fewer pigs showed up this week but the money was good, with weaner making $97 and porkers made $150. There was a good number of calves this week with around 150 calves being auctioned. In the first pen we had some older friesian bulls that made $260 with the second cut at $170. In the other pens we had angus bulls making $105 and cross bred bulls at $90. Friesian bulls topped at $130 and other lines ranged between $85-$120. White face bulls reached $145 mediums $120-$140 and smaller calves at $90-$110. In the heifer pens angus heifers made up to $102. White face heifers made $70-$105. Friesian unrecorded heifers reached $100.
November 24th 2011