Feilding Herald : December 15th 2011
28 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 Feilding Herald Advertising Feature 4148378AA Farmers Directory RANGITIKEI HELICOPTERS LTD Bulk Topdressing Hill Country Cropping Commercial Helicopter Work Contact Simon Werthmuller (06) 328 6887 or 0274 472 856 HELICOPTER SERVICES 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: email@example.com 42 52238AA LOCATION SERVICES SPREADING PIDWELL P. 2382328AA ADVERTISING NEED TO REACH DIRECTLY INTO YOUR RURAL MARKET? Taihape to Longburn - Whangaehu to Apiti To book this space, phone Debbie 06 327 8671 4252195AA 4250876AB NZ FARMERS LIVESTOCK RONGOTEA SALE DECEMBER 7 Definitely the time for selling with top prices from market A strong sale this week, with very good prices from a grass market. It is definitely a time to be selling. WF 2 yr steers made $1800 ($2.41 kgLW), friesians $1530 ($2.33) and cross bred made $1035 ($2.25). 2yr hereford heifers sold for $885 ($2.21) and cross breds for $770 ($2.13). Jersey 2 yr service bulls reached $1100 ($2.56). 15 month charolais cross steers sold for $850 ($2.41) and friesian cross steers made $647 ($1.99). Yearling friesian steers sold for $805 ($2.22), WF yearling steers made $1090 ($2.42) and belted gal- loway steers at $540 ($2.05). In the yearling heifer section friesians made $605 ($2.03) and cross bred at $500 ($2.10). Other lines of yearlings were making around the $2.05 to $2.40 kgLW. Autumn born cross bred bulls made $505 ($2.87) and friesians made $600 ($2.88). A strong market for weaner bulls this week. The top price for friesian bulls was $500 ($3.84) for a heavy line but other smaller lines were $380- $430 per head. WF bulls made great money at $512 ($3.86). Weaner WF heifers sold very well to with one line weighing in at 102kgs making $480 and another line weighing in at 113 making $525. A Cow and calf made $740. In-calf heifers to AB made $915. Some big boners in this week making $1300 ($1.70) and others at $970 ($1.50). Sheep sold well with mixed aged ewes $150, mixed sex lambs up to $147 and ram lambs at $137. Ewes ranged from $75-$120 and wethers sold for $117. In the pig pens we were lucky enough to have Richard Trembath start his auctioneering career this week. Baconers made $175, porkers at $150 and chopper sows $66. Store pigs made $95. Quite a few calves this week for December, with over 100 sold and a similar number is expected next week. Friesian bulls made to $185 and averaged $150. WF bulls sold for $200-$250 and angus bulls at $200-$210. In the heifer section there were WF making $190-$210, simmental at $185, angus at $175. FEILDING STORE STOCK SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 9 Twice the number of lambs yarded this week as there was last week had no impact whatsoever on sale prices, as demand con- tinues unabated for store lambs and local farmers are still struggling to control pastures with regular rain keeping the clover growing rampantly. In line with other sales, freshly weaned lambs are selling as fast as they can be yarded and, as the Christmas break approaches, weaning will accelerate and lamb finishers will be even more active. The same finisher bought both the top priced pens today when she purchased 128 coopworth cryptorchids from the Glenara Partnership, Peep O Day, for $130 and 106 mixed-sex blackface lambs from T and T Smith, Taihape for $129.50. The recent lamb schedule changes do not suggest a plunge in prices is very likely and lambs will be quite capable of growing on with the quality of pastures in front of them and, once the paddocks cut for baleage recover, away the feed will go again. Cents per kilogram sale prices are a dol- lar, in round figures, ahead of last year but this is easily justified by the works schedule. The cattle sale was dominated by steers, especially yearling steers with some large specially advertised lines, and the older steers could be regarded as selling to a firm demand as, with some notable exceptions, the quality was not up to last week s level. Dick Storey, Colyton, sold 17 eye- catching angus two year old angus steers for $1575 ($2.65) which was the day s top money for cattle and B Frecklington, Bulls, sold slightly lighter devon cross and charo- lais cross steers for similar cents per kilogram. The low entries of two-year-old bulls allowed for a slight rise, considering the average quality of the cattle on offer and the story was the same in the older heifer section. The largest section on the day was the section with the most quality, which was the yearling steer section. The large entry of 165 specially advertised traditional steers from Paul and Parkinson, Bulls, was quite probably the highlight of the day and these steers were up about 10 cpk on last week. The top cut of 26 sold for $1045 ($2.70) and lighter steers sold for greater cpk s. Some older devon cross steers from S Nicholson, Wanganui, sold for $1150 ($2.63) and overall yearling steers lifted another 10 cpk. A pen of six friesian yearling bulls from Peter Little, Otaki, sold for $1135 ($2.41) but this section consisted of medium cattle although they also sold to firm demand. On the basis that if you can t say any- thing nice don t say anything at all so nothing will be said regarding today s year- ling heifers. Sheep (9648): ewes (777), $90-$145; ewe hoggets (81) and lambs (82) at foot, $94-$101; lambs (8673); 31-36 kg, $108-$130, $3.40-$3.79, steady; 26-30 kg, $92.50-$115.50, $3.41-$4.12, firm; 20-25 kg, $81-$98, $3.67-$4.38, firm. Cattle (1285): steers; 3 year (49), 480-630 kg, $1200-$1535, $2.28-$2.50, ease; 2 year (232), 352-595 kg, $710-$1575, $2.02-$2.72, firm; 1 year (496), 260-438 kg, $625-$1150, $2.00-$3.07, lift; bulls; 2 year (26), 457-568 kg, $1200-$1390, $2.44-$2.63, lift; 1 year (121), 186-470 kg, $460-$1135, $2.07-$2.70, firm; weaner (22), 107-197 kg, $390-$555, $2.76-$3.63; heifers; 2 year (21), 392 kg, $935, $2.39; 2 year (55), 331-436 kg, $830-$1000, $2.29-$2.51, lift; 1 year (201), 168-381 kg, $525-$855, $1.81-$3.12, steady; weaner (49), 92-139 kg, $395-$440, $3.21-$4.29. FEILDING PRIME STOCK SALE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 Lamb condition the main driver of prices A much diminished yarding on last week, especially in the ewe section, saw a halt to the decline in prices with sheep prices being essentially steady on last week s levels. There were a few exceptions, not unnaturally. The majority of today s lambs were prime, most of them being weaned from their mums not long before the sale and, even though there may have been a slight ease in the lamb schedule, sale prices were steady. It seems that most of the active buyers are operating in clearly defined niches. However, lamb condition was the main driver of prices, as it should be for a prime sale. The top money was $190 for eight heavy blackface ram lambs from Tui Bush, the Gwillem property, and JC Bright sold seven ram lambs for $187. Most of the lambs sold in a narrow range and that included the small yarding of store lambs which were definitely cheaper than the Friday store lambs, although in small lines. Ewe prices steadied up again and it was noticeable that Hawke s Bay interests were active in buying grazing ewes which firmed their prices a little. The money in trading cull ewes may well be better than finishing lambs at current prices and woolly ewes are receiving good attention. The cattle sale is still low on entries and so it was quickly over. The $2100 for a friesian bull should yield plenty of sausages and the heavier cows, mostly beef cows, sold to firm demand as well as the barbecue season heats up. Sheep (3620): lambs; prime (1049), 40-54 kg, $140-$190, $3.50-$3.80, steady; store (128), 33-38 kg, $110-$135, $3.30-$3.60, ease. Hoggets and fresh two-tooths (84), $51-$175; males (57), $70-$180; ewes (2,824); 26-32 kg, $120-$153, $4.60-$5, steady; 21-25 kg, $103-$124, $4.80-$5, steady; 16-20 kg, $82-$107, $4.80-$5.30, firm. Cattle (62): steers (7), 440-720 kg, $906-$1713, $2.06-$2.38, ease. Heifers (eight), 315-550 kg, $699-$1226, $2.00-$2.23, firm. Cows (34); good, heavy, 424-700 kg, $771-$1344, $1.74-$1.92, firm; boners, 400 kg, $544, $1.36, steady. Cows and calves (two), 410-490 kg, $738-$804, $1.64-$1.80. Potter bulls (13), 510-840 kg, $1152-$2100, $2.26-$2.64, firm. Feilding Calf Sale, Monday, December 12 Another very small calf sale. This would indicate the season is coming to an end and next week s sale will be the last. Bulls; friesian, $100; W/F, $190. Heifers: W/F, $170-$190. RURAL NEWS IN BRIEF Contest for go-ahead rural women Entries are now open for the Enterprising Rural Women Award 2012, which will also include North and South Island awards. A supreme winner will be announced on May 21 next year at the Rural Women New Zealand national conference. Further information and entry forms are on the RWNZ website, ruralwomen.org.nz. Entries close on March 16. Bursary for tertiary student of rural-related subjects The Adna Poppe Memorial Bursary is a monetary bursary for anyone who lives in the Rangitikei-Oroua provincial rural women's area, who is taking an education course in agriculture, horticulture or related subjects. The course should be provided by a recognised tertiary educational institution. The number of bursaries and their respective values will be determined by the Adna Poppe Memorial Bursary Committee. The decision of the committee will be final. Applications are available from Diana Stewart (ph 327 8064). Applications close on January 31. Adna Poppe was a Women's Division Federated Farmers Dominion Councillor; life member of the Rangitikei Federated Farmers, and patron of the Whanganui District Young Farmers' Clubs. She was a woman whose interests were totally rural --- hence this bursary to sponsor rural education.
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