Feilding Herald : January 26th 2012
27 THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 GRASSROOTS Feilding Herald Advertising Feature 4293975AA 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 G.K. SKOU TRANSPORT LTD MAF Stock Accredited Livestock & General Transport Big enough to compete - small enough to care R.D. 2 MARTON Ph 06-327 6424 Fax 06-327 6324 Mobile 027-442 7463 STOCK TRANSPORT 4199941AA ADVERTISING NEED TO REACH DIRECTLY INTO YOUR RURAL MARKET? 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 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 4317213AB PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008 www.pggwre.co.nz $590,000 571 Wanganui Road "Closeburn" 32kms from Wanganui and 50kms to Palmerston North. 8.5ha (21 acres) at, sheltered, private with large pond. Productive farmland currently leased to neighbour for dairy support. Large 6 bedroom homestead with 2 bathrooms and 2 log res. 3 car garaging and large motor home shed. www.pggwre.co.nz ID: FEI1948299 Marton Murray Robinson B 06 327 4732 M 027 443 4144 4321677AA NZ FARMERS LIVESTOCK RONGOTEA SALE By TIM WHITE NZFL As the grass market keeps its strength it was another strong sale this week at Rongotea. A good range of big cattle went through the ring this week. Some big 2-year hereford bulls went through the ring with the tops making $1820 ($2.67), freisian bulls made $1270 ($2.41), jersey bulls sold for $1060 ($2.40), 2yr WF heifers made up to $1450 ($2.29) other smaller animals made $785 ($2.56), charolais cross 2yr heifers reached $1210 ($2.27). Charolais cross 2yr steers made $1,220 ($2.36) and WF 2yr steers sold for $1735 ($2.36). Murray Grey 15-month heifers sold for $560 ($2.32), Belted galloway heifers made $685 ($2.19), jersey bulls made $787 ($2.05) and friesian bulls made $1,230 ($2.76). Yearling XB bulls made up to $730 ($2.43). Friesian weaner steers made $350 ($2.69) and WF weaner steers made $410. Weaner WF heifers sold for $495 ($2.77) and lighter WF weaner heifers made $440 ($4.00). WF weaner bulls sold up to $495 ($4.02), friesian weaner bulls made $500 ($3.40). Just a couple of dairies in this week In-milk cows sold for $972 and In-calf friesian cow made $1535. Boner cows made up to $940 ($1.57). A few lines of sheep this week, mixed sex lambs made $131, store lambs at $134 and ewes made $137. Rams made up to $155. Pigs sold well -- weaners topped at $100, store pigs $98, boars $97 and sows made $100. More than 100 calves in this week and the bidding was hot on them to. WF bulls made $265 down to $225, friesian bulls sold for $190, angus bulls made $215 and cross bred bulls at $155. In the heifer pen there were WF making $250 and angus at $185. A couple of friesian heifers made $100. Farmers' auction bonanza Striking a baaargain: There will be a mix of stock and chattels available at the Ashhurst- Pohangina Lions Club Smallholders' Auction this weekend. Photo: DENISE GUNN By LAURA WALTERS The Ashhurst-Pohangina Lions Club Smallholders Auction is in its 33rd year of selling everything, including the kitchen sink, and it is still growing. Club president Lawrie Jones said the annual auction, which will be held on Saturday, had attracted about 3000 people in the past few years. It s growing every year. A mix of people from around the lower North Island bought and sold everything from chickens and sheep, to tractors and wood carvings. You name it, we ve got it, Mr Jones said. The gates to McDonald s farm, just north of Pohangina, open at 6am, ready for chattels to be organised and perused before the auction starts at 10am. The auction has been held at McDonald s farm for the past 22 years. Mr Jones said there would be stalls and refreshments, as well as the main auction. About 100 people, including pro- fessional auctioneers, were involved in the set up and running of the auction day. Ashhurst-Pohangina Lions Club asked for a gold coin donation upon entry, which will go back into com- munity projects. Old style: Vintage farm machinery attracts enthusiasts of all ages. Photo: FAIRFAX Vintage machines By LAURA WALTERS This year s Vintage Ag Expo is sure to be a fun weekend for the whole family. The exhibition of vintage agricul- tural machinery, held at John Collis property in Kairanga, would run for two days on February 4 and 5. Mr Collis said Vintage Machinery Clubs around the country had been sharing the expo between themselves for quite a few years now. Everyone brings along their vintage machinery. The weekend would be full of dis- plays of machinery from yesteryear, including traction engines and trucks, and would have sheep shearing, and a six-horse draft. Mr Collis, who had been part of the Vintage Machinery Club s Ag Expo for the past few years, said the expo also coincided with the centenary of har- vester trucks. There would be a lot of trucks and vintage tractors, he said. The aim of the expo was to encour- age people to keep restoring old farm machinery. Once it s gone it s gone. The expo usually attracted about 1000 visitors over the weekend, if the weather was good, Mr Collis said. And the majority of the visitors were middle-aged. It s not all last century, he said. The expo had been held in Feilding in the past. However, it was easier and cheaper to run the event on private land, Mr Collis said. There would also be food and enter- tainment throughout the weekend. It is a good local fundraiser, he said. The Vintage Ag Expo is on February 4 and 5, at Collis Farm, 169 Lockwood Rd, Kairanga. Admission is $5 a day. Children under-12 free.
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