Feilding Herald : December 22nd 2011
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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 4265466AA Lamb prices varied 'all over the shop' FEILDING STORE STOCK SALE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 The last substantial sale before the Christmas break saw easily the largest lamb yarding so far this season and a big entry of cattle which struggled to satisfy the demand for stock in this grass mar- ket. The lamb sale was, to quote Wrightson s Tom Gatrell, all over the shop as the cents per kilogram sale price varied quite widely and even between neighbouring pens. The lambs did not display at their best after the constant rain during the last few days but the better bred sheep did show through and were sought by those finishers wanting a few more on before the break. 310 shorn 5 year old ewes from R and J Woollaston, Taihape, were sold for $145 to start the sale and the large crowd moved onto the lamb pens. The equivalent sale last year fea- tured a lamb entry more than 5000 lambs greater than this year s which illustrates how breeding farms are tightly holding on to their lambs in spite of the much higher store lamb prices this year. What effect this will have on aver- age lamb weights and when (or if) the peak supply occurs is anyone s guess. The day s top lamb price was $140.50 for 153 mixed sex blackface lambs from John Wycherley, Umutoi. Masters Farming, Peep O Day, sold 198 woolly cryptorchids for $129. The majority of the lambs were male or mixed sex, with not so many ewe lambs on offer as yet. Not many had met the shearers yet, a consequence of the rain, no doubt. Akitio Station sold a dozen charo- lais cross rising 3 year old steers for $1600 ($2.57) to start what proved to be a lift in the older steers and Paul and Parkinson, Bulls, had another entry of steers, this time 2 year olds, with their tops making $2.76/kg ($1340) for 24 angus/here- ford cross steers. The cattle sale was just strong, right across the board. Buyers were looking for anything to eat the grass and not too con- cerned about what they looked like, although the cattle were of a good overall quality and sound breeding. Cattle are weighing and present- ing well with all the clover about and stacking weight on at a great rate. Sheep (12,849): ewes (343), $95-$140; 5yo ewes (310), $145; ewes (75) with lambs at foot (76), $93-$112; lambs (12,045); 31-36kg, $102-$140.50, $3.29-$4.13, firm; 26-30kg, $96-$121, $3.57-$4.16, firm; 20-25kg, $81-$100.50, $3.37-$4.28, firm. Cattle (1438): steer; R3 year (195), 431-623kg, $1155-$1610, $2.54-$2.73, lift; 2 year (216), 351-552kg, $700-$1400, $1.99-$2.76, firm; 1 year (399), 192-456kg, $620-$1250, $2.54-$3.16, lift; bulls; 1 year (178), 264-425kg, $705-$1065, $2.38-$3.09, lift; heifers; 3 year (31), 404-426kg, $965-$1030, $2.38-$2.41; 2 year (99), 268-485kg, $695-$1100, $2.26-$2.59, firm; 1 year (220), 185-397kg, $610-$950, $2.34-$2.95, firm. Feilding Dairy Beef Sale, Thursday, December 15 The fourth dairy beef weaner sale of this season had a solid yarding of just under 1000 head and, with the outstanding feed conditions preva- lent, younger weaners continue to strengthen in sale values. Bulls: autumn born weaners, 208kg, $610; good friesian weaners, 119-140kg, $450-$480; medium, 103-117kg, $402-$425; smaller, 90-100kg, $355-$400; good W/F bulls, 108-122kg, $430-$495; small, 91-107kg, $405-$430. Steers:, good W/F weaners, 116-122kg, $455-$510; smaller W/F weaners, 88-100kg, $340-$455. Heifers: good W/F weaners, 106-113kg, $410-$472; smaller W/F weaners, 96-105 kg, $325-$410. RONGOTEA STOCK SALES, DECEMBER 14 New Zealand Farmers Livestock Limited, December 14: The calf pens were steady this week with 140 calves going under the hammer. WF bulls made up to $200, angus bulls $180 and friesian bulls at $150. Also simmental bulls sold for $180. In the heifer pens, angus made $135, WF at $180 and cross bred made up to $100. A huge sale at Rongotea this week with moe than 500 cattle going through the yard. Prices were steady this week. Big 3yr friesian cross bulls made $1800 ($2.44). 18 month cross bred steers sold for $890 ($2.14). Big jer- sey bulls were sold for $1190 ($2.23). 2yr WF steers made $1100 ($2.25) and cross bred making $1000 ($2.15). 2yr WF heifers made $1205 ($2.35). A pen of eight well marked friesian yearling bulls made $950 ($2.35). WF yearling bulls reached $680 ($2.15). WF yearling steers $760 ($2.38) and cross bred made $730 ($2.24). Yearling friesian cross heifers reached $765 ($2.02) and WF made $700 ($2.22). A lot of weaner stock come into the yard this week as more of the hereford friesian cross animals start to make the grade. Autumn born weaner bulls made up to $572 ($2.30). A pen of WF weaner steers sold very well making $530 ($4.04). Nineteen WF weaner heifers made $427 ($3.19). Weaner WF bulls made up to $490 ($4.45) and friesian bulls at $410 ($3.55). Cow and calf made as high as $845. In milk cross bred cows sold for $790 and an in calf friesian cow at $1010. RWB cows, friesian cows made $820 and boners reached $1100 ($1.65). A big yarding for sheep in this week. Ewes made $120, mixed sex lambs $157, hoggets $102 and ram lambs $130. Also we had wethers making $155 and two tooth made $110. In the pigs, baconers made $155, porkers $170 and the top for weaner was $90. -- Tim White. FEILDING PRIME STOCK SALE, DECEMBER 19 It must be a great time to be a stock agent when they are able to ring their selling clients and advise them of the sale prices their consigned sheep have achieved during the current market conditions. Lamb supply must be constrained for now as lamb prices were fully firm to the extent some observers were inquiring as to how much the schedule had lifted (it eased, in fact) and store lambs sold at higher levels than last Friday s sale. The tally of less than 800 lambs was the main factor in the strong market but even the 2500 ewes had a firm feel with grazing ewes again sought after, especially by Hawke s Bay interests, like last week. Sheep (3357): lambs; prime (637), 36-55kg, $133-$201, $3.50-$3.80, firm; store (132), 18-38kg, $92-$145, $3.60-$4.80, lift; hoggets and fresh 2ths (53), $71-$196; male sheep (39), $82-$140; ewes (2496); 26-38kg, $123-$172, $4.70-$5, firm; 21-25kg, $107-$126, $4.80-$5.10, firm; 16-20kg, $80-$108, $5-$5.40,, firm. Cattle (101): heifers (5), 410-475kg, $783-$1002, $1.91-$2.18, steady; cows (55); good, heavy, 480-670kg, $840-$1085, $1.56-$1.77, steady; boners, 367-510kg, $466-$871, $1.26-$1.52, steady; potter bulls (41), 330-850kg, $759-$2176, $2.25-$2.57, steady. Feilding Calf Sale What was facetiously described as a massive calf sale saw another very small offering of calves and a slight easing in values as the calf selling season comes to an end for this year. W/F bulls, $125-$165; W/F heifers, $105-$125; friesian heifers, $65.
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