Feilding Herald : November 24th 2011
29 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2011 "Lockwood" on Camerons Line FEILDING This is Property Brokers' Country! 120 Fergusson Street email@example.com Telephone 06 323 5544 www.propertybrokers.co.nz EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Stuart Sutherland Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 7193 Mobile 027 452 1155 firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Patching Office 06 323 5544 Home 06 323 4753 Mobile 027 448 5816 email@example.com 19.79 hectares (48.9 acres) Just 6kms from Feilding and 13kms from Palmerston North "location plus" best describes this Te Arakura property. Attractive four bedroom "Lockwood" home with ´cathedral´ type exposed beam ceilings in the large open plan living areas. Highly productive Te Arakura silt loam soils. A most attractive larger lifestyle, the house is set well back from the road and offers panoramic views over the surrounding country side. FEILDING 1043 Camerons Line WEB ID FR12326 View by appointment. 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Taihape to Longburn - Whangaehu to Apiti To book this space, phone Debbie 06 327 8671 4199926AA Peters Livestock Buying lambs and cattle in the Rangitikei Local trade and export stock wanted Local works -- Wanganui & Feilding Quotes on store stock Phone Craig 06 327 8788 or 343 2562 Fax 06 343 2561 • Mobile 021 226 0630 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 4183360A A LIVESTOCK SPREADING PIDWELL • Track Map GPS System • Prompt Service • Competitive Rates Dougall Pidwell 027 GET FERT (438 3378) P. 06 327 4418 F. 06 327 4417 JONES 4183349AA 4199447AA FEILDING STOCK SALES Prime stock sale -- Monday, November 21 As another example of the balance this prime sheep market is in, this week s yarding tallies of spring lambs, hoggets and ewes was much reduced on last week s levels and, with all the usual buyers back in action, there was a definite firming in the lamb and hog- get market and a solid lift in ewe prices. The lift in ewe prices was the most noticeable with last week s $20/head drop shelved into history, and prices lifted about $10/head for all the weight ranges this week form grazing ewes to good cutting butcher s ewes. The lamb entry was relatively small, with some attractive bigger lines of freshly weaned poll dorset lambs early on from Atahua and John Collis but the biggest lambs were consigned by Jody Shorthall s Londair Farm and six were sold for $196 with R Prior selling 14 for $185 earlier in the sale and the lamb prices did seem to strengthen as the sale progressed and the reduced numbers became apparent. The largest lambs and the heaviest hoggets were targeted by a northern buyer and the hoggets were also sold to firm demand, with local trade interests still involved in the prime ewe hogget pens. Most of the prime ewe pens were, once again, medium-heavy to good- heavy ewes, as the old scuttlers have almost all gone through the system -- which should not surprise at the prices they have been fetching in the saleyards as these have long been above works prices. Two very heavy angus/friesian steers from J McManaway, Rata, opened the prime cattle sale and sold for $2274 ($2.40) to start what was again only a small and brief cattle sale. All prices were roughly steady on last week and most of the cows were in good, heavy condition and were readily snapped up by northern interests. Sheep (3,437): lambs (447), 25-50kg, $90-$196, $3.80-$4.20, firm; hoggets (256), 30-70kg, $86-$202, $2.90-$3.30, firm; ewes (2,644); 26-34kg, $137-$182, $5.30-$5.70, lift; 21-25kg, $111-$136, $5.30-$5.60, lift; 16-20kg, $86-$110, $5.00-$5.50, lift; 2ths (31), $110-$134; males (59), $101-$134. Cattle (81): steers (6), 410-947kg, $849-$2274, $2.07-$2.40, steady; heifers (23), 445-575kg, $894-$1299, $2.01-$2.26, steady; cows (41); good, heavy, 567-860kg, $908-$1651, $1.60-$1.92, steady; boners, 490-565kg, $740-$814, $1.35-$1.51, steady; potter bulls (11), 512-845kg, $1127-$2146, $2.20-$2.54; heifers and calves (2), $1087. Feilding Calf Sale -- Monday, November 21 Once again, a very small calf sale of only medium whiteface calves and there will be another sale next week. W/F bulls, $85-$140. W/F heifers, $100. Feilding Store Stock Sale -- Friday, November 18 There was a definite easing in the spring lamb market but nothing spec- tacular and those vendors choosing to quit their lambs early are being rewarded with good returns that will diminish as time goes on, or so we are being told by meat company bosses. Yarding tallies are still not large enough to put much pressure on sale prices but there did seem to be more observers than usual recording prices, which may suggest these people are considering yarding lambs for sale soon with weaning drafts. As usual, the early blackface lambs from Rorokoko, Masterton, were well presented and well drafted and they were rewarded with the day s top money of $148 after some competitive bidding from two finishers. Two lines of mixed sex poll dorset lambs from Ohariu Valley; 242 from BL Cuttance and 103 from HW and M Best both made $135.50 and overall the cents per kilogram sale price eased up to 50 cents as lamb schedule falls get inevitably closer. There really was nothing spectacular about the cattle sale, both in terms of the cattle on offer and the sale prices although all prices were at least firm and most sections lifted. Market talk is still positive for beef and there is plenty of feed around so cattle are not coming forward in large numbers and are motoring on farm. The heaviest cattle were the 20 here- ford/friesian three-year-old steers from BJ Bowler, Pike Rd, which sold for $1380 ($2.31) and, keeping the dairy influence to the fore, 16 angus/friesian two-year-old steers from C Russell Farms, Rangitikei Line, sold for $1388 ($2.36). These prices were eclipsed when the older bull section began and the top bulls, six friesians from DLR Farm, Marton, were sold for $1445 ($2.50). The demand for this type of cattle remains solid as they just do not seem to be about in any great numbers and are easy to sell, with the yearling bulls firmer than the older bulls. Greg Lambert s Lambourn Stud sold six angus/friesian yearling bulls for $1030 ($2.27) to lead the way and most of the younger bulls sold exceptionally well. There really was not an over- abundance of top quality yearling steers on offer so the top cattle stood out, with the exotic crosses from the Meads Brothers and Bill Parkes clearing $1000 -- 10 charolais cross steers from Dave and Tony Meads selling for $1085 ($2.61) -- and the better angus steers beat the $3 per kg mark and it has been a long time since a steer has been passed in. Plenty of interest could be found for the heifers as well, with some being required for maternal duties, per- haps, and JW DeRose, Whanganui, sold 14 angus/hereford cross two-year-old heifers for $1095 ($2.43). The friesian influence was again in front in the yearling heifer section when P and W Janssen, Pahiatua, sold 18 angus/friesian cross yearling heifers for $895 ($2.55) and one buyer, in particu- lar, was very hard to head off once she began to bid on a pen. These cattle were only steady after such a strong run last week but the friesian influence was more pervasive this week. Sheep (3,128): ewes (89) with lambs (105) at foot, $75-$110; ewes (240), $92-$123; hoggets (83), $89-$146; lambs (2,611); 31-41kg, $111-$148, $3.50-$4.10, ease; 19-30kg, $72-$110, $3.34-$4.34, ease. Cattle (1,108): steers; 3 year (75), 482-597kg, $1220-$1380, $2.31-$2.58, lift; 2 year (172), 345-588kg, $815- $1388, $2.16-$2.61, firm; 1 year (368), 276-430kg, $600-$1085, $2.25-$3.14, firm; bulls; 2 year (72), 352-577kg, $875-$1445, $2.49-$2.60, firm; 1 year (115), 100-454kg, $380-$1030, $2.13-$3.79, lift; heifers; 2 year (87), 278-473kg, $610-$1095, $2.19-$2.45, lift; 1 year (209), 174-350kg, $460-$895, $2.31-$2.97, steady. Calling all enthusiasts Preparations are under way for the New Zealand Dairy Event at Manfeild Park in Feilding, due to take place in January. Dairy Event chairman Selwyn Donald is encourag- ing all breed enthusiasts to participate. The Manfeild Agri-Centre facilities are second to none and I believe are the best in the southern hemi- sphere, if not the world, for exhibiting cattle. The event, on January 25 to 27, will be the fourth one organisers have put together. A special feature will be the New Zealand Milking Shorthorn Association s North Island Female Cham- pionships. This is not an ordinary show -- make no mistake about that. With top prize money and the amazing facilities, it certainly attracts the very best cattle from all around New Zealand,. Mr Donald said. For further inquiries contact either: Manawatu A&P Association, events co-ordinator Judi Smith 06 323 1886, chairman Elwyn Donald 06 30 9942, secretary Neville Turnbull 06 367 8089.
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