Feilding Herald : December 1st 2011
22 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 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 4183 3 60AA LIVESTOCK SPREADING 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 4218549AA ALLIED FARMERS RONGOTEA SALE REPORT, NOVEMBER 16 The Allied Farmers Rongotea sale this week saw about 280 cattle sold on a strong market. Two-year friesian bulls made $1320 ($2.55 kgLW). Two-year jersey bulls made $1315 ($2.36). Two-year friesian steers made $885 ($1.99), and white face two-year steers made $1040 ($2.12). Three-year old white face steers made $1625 ($2.25). In the two-year heifer section, white face heifers made $972 ($2.17), murray grey $750 ($2.08) and angus heifers $932 ($2.11). The best of the cows and calves made $920. Yearling bulls -- white face made $655 ($2.33), crossbred at $495 ($2.09) and jersey bulls made $445 ($1.71). White face yearling steers made $780 ($2.47) and crossbred $710 ($2.62). Yearling white face heifers reached $730 ($2.13), belgium blues made $760 ($2.15) and a nice pen of angus heifers made $600 ($2.30). Autumn white face steers made $540 ($3.05). Autumn-born white face heifers made $50 ($2.08) and friesians made $405 ($1.68). Frieisan weaner bulls made up to $410 ($3.61). While a pure-bred short horn bull went for $545 ($2.22), white face bulls made $440 ($3.14) and crossbred bulls made $480 ($3.14). Weaner crossbred heifers made $365 ($3.05). Just a couple of boners in this week but they sold well at $1.55 kgLW. Mixed sex lambs made $136. Ewes made $137, ewes and lambs all counted made up to $122. Store pigs at $86. Weaners $65 to $89 and three chopper sows at $70. Strong prices were paid for about 50 calves. A large angus bull made $320, friesian bulls made to $140, white face bulls fetched to $220 and small angus bulls made $85. White face heifers sold for $120 to $180 and angus heifers went for $140. Time for Glammies Award growing The search has begun for New Zealand's most tender and tasty lamb with sheep farmers around the country invited to enter the 2012 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd Golden Lamb Awards (aka the Glammies). The competition, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Genetics, aims to sort the best from the rest and is now in its sixth year. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd chief executive Dr Scott Champion says the Glammies have grown steadily in popularity, since their inception in 2007, with benefit for all involved. ''The fact New Zealand is renowned for its beautiful lamb is largely due to our producers' hard work, absolute passion for farming and a love of the land. It is important to recognises and reward that,'' Dr Champion says. The entries will initially be assessed at Carne Technologies where each lamb leg will be tested for yield, tenderness, succulence and colour. The top four from each of the five classes will be selected as finalists to be tasted at the Upper CluthaA&PShow in Wanaka on March 9 and 10, by a panel of expert and celebrity judges to determine the Grand Champion. Lamb numbers low Despite a return to normal weather conditions during this spring, New Zealand is looking at its second smallest lamb crop in 55 years. The Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service's annual Lamb Crop Survey released today shows the number of lambs tailed this spring was 26.51 million. While this total is 1.72 million head more than last season, the 2010 numbers represent the smallest crop since 1956. Last year's poor numbers were a direct result of adverse weather conditions hitting much of the country during the peak of lambing. Taranaki-Manawatu's lambing percentage is estimated at 123.5 per cent -- a 15.5 percentage point increase on last season and ahead of the national average of 119.3 per cent. B+LNZ Western North Island director Kirsten Bryant says the regional percentage returns most Western North Island farms to their average lambing performance levels. ''Overall, the weather through lambing was kinder than last year, but we did experience persistent rain through late October and early November. Combined with a lack of sunshine, it has held back pasture growth and subsequently lamb weights. However, we are expecting average carcass weights this quarter to be up on last season, thanks to lighter overall stocking rates and the quality feed which should come with the warmer days.'' B+LNZ Economic Service Director Rob Davison says that, while this spring's lambing per centage across New Zealand represents a recovery from last year, other factors are at play. ''The national average was 119 lambs born per 100 ewes, compared to 110 lambs per 100 ewes last year--a9percentage point lift. Compared with last spring, this year's weather at peak lambing was vastly improved. ''However, offsetting the increased numbers of lambs born per 100 ewes was a 2.5 per cent decrease in the size of the country's breeding ewe flock. ''This reflects the continuing expansion of the dairy herd and last season's strong mutton prices, which encouraged a higher than usual cull of poorer performing ewes.'' Mr Davison says the relatively small lamb crop will have flow-on effects for New Zealand's international trade. ''The number of prime lambs available for export this season is estimated to be 20.6 million. ''While that's 1.3 million head more than last season, 2010-11 saw a 49-year low in the number of lambs processed, with this season shaping up to be the second lowest in 49 years.'' Carcass weights are predicted to average 18kg, down 1.4 per cent compared with last season's record high of 18.23kg due to more lambs around to finish. Overall, lamb production on a carcass weight basis increases 5.3 per cent to 369,000 tonnes. Mr Davison says early season payments to farmers for prime export lamb are strong, at around $8-$8.20 per kilogram. ''Though indications are that these prices will ease back as the season progresses.'' The lamb crop is expected to generate $2.9b in export receipts -- $100m more than 2010-11. The Lamb Crop Survey is compiled using information gathered by B+LNZ field staff from about 540 properties -- equivalent to 4 per cent of the country's commercial sheep and beef farms.
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