Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
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The pressures of a rising currency, easing schedules and the usual meat company executives talking prices down for the future has at last overwhelmed the optimism that has prevailed in the market, aligned with the plentiful feed conditions, and lamb and cattle prices have yielded ground. The ewe section continues with some lines of very average two-tooths and mixed age ewes again meeting a ready market with a supplementary ewe fair next Friday to come. Lamb prices eased but some pens offered a very mixed selection of sizes and were not easy to value. Some of the major breeding areas are still struggling to get lambs dry enough to complete their shearing and these lambs will improve on their new pastures down country. A pen of 85 well-bred woolly cryp- torchids from Sue Harrison s Taihape property topped today s sale, selling for $123 or around $5 below what they may have sold for last week, but this became typical of all prices, which dropped around 15 cents per kilogram overall. Brent Williamson, from Waituna West, was the only other vendor to exceed $120 when he sold 231 shorn cryptorchids for $122. There are few straight lines of ewe lambs being offered and the total yard- ings are not at high levels, which would suggest breeders are still hold- ing stock so whether lower prices shake any more out remains to be seen. Some of Friday s lambs looked to have been a clean-out of lesser lambs. The steers on offer on Friday felt the brunt of the chilly winds of a strong currency and general predictions of a falling beef schedule with steer and bull sale prices falling by around 20 cents per kilogram. Six heavy angus/hereford cross 2-year steers from Matahiwi Farm, Masterton, sold for $1650 ($2.31) to top the sale and the heaviest 1-year Angus steers from Findowrie Farm, Bulls, sold for $1270 ($2.36) and these cattle were virtually the same weight as last week s heaviest 18-month steers, yet sold for $135/head less. This is bad luck for some vendors but cattle prices may fall more yet and selling on today s market may look to be a good decision in the weeks to come. That same vendor also sold charolais cross 18-month steers for $1215 ($2.39) and most of the larger lines of black steers did not sell for their usual pre- mium this week. Even the bulls dropped, in spite of the usual demand, with similar falls to the steers. Manawa Farm, Kairanga, Chris Wall s property, sold 12 2-year friesian bulls for $1480 ($2.30) -- a price right up there with recent levels in dollar terms but also a drop in cents per kilogram and this was the story of the day, with the 18-month bulls suffering a similar fall. One aspect to note is Friday s sale was not a large yarding. Sheep (7370): ewes; MA (386), $127-$170; 2 th (290), $133-$152; lambs (6587): 36-38kg, $117-$123, $3.20-$3.23, ease; 31-35kg, $102.50-$117, $3.20-$3.47, ease; 26-30kg, $81-$103, $2.96-$3.57, ease. Cattle (1093): steers; 2-year (228), 409-713kg, $772-$1650, $1.84-$2.43, ease; 1 year (390), 226-539 kg, $495-$1270, $2.07-$3.31, ease; weaner (53), 110-129 kg, $405-$525, $3.45-$4.45; bulls; 2 year (31), 496-645 kg, $165-$1480, $2.30-$2.35, ease; 1-year (108), 320-519kg, $640-$1138, $1.87-$2.41, ease; weaner (33), 110-161kg, $350-$500, $2.82-$3.27; heifers; 2-year (17), 410-490kg, $825-$1052, $2.01-$2.15; 1-year (183), 192-426kg, $507-$940, $1.90-$2.64, ease; weaner (50), 99-172kg, $405-$420, $2.43-$4.12. NZ FARMERS LIVESTOCK RONGOTEA SALE Good pricing through the ring February 1 As the works schedules start to pull back so do the buyer s budgets at Rongotea this week. There were still some very good prices going through the ring with hot compe- tition on particular lots. 3yr WF steers made $1270 ($2.14) and 3yr WF heifers sold for $1165 ($2.04). 2yr Hereford bulls at $1515 ($2.34), Friesians $1250 ($2.58) and Jersey 2yr bulls made $910 ($2.23). There was some big 2yr WF cattle that did come through the ring with WF 2yr steers making $1340 ($2.06) and WF Heifers made $1060 ($2.07). 15 month WF steers made up to $865 ($2.43) and WF heifers at $750 ($2.25). A few 15 month bulls went through the ring, Herefords made $1,000 ($2.16), Jerseys at $800 ($2.01) and Friesians sold for $920 ($2.15). Weaner prices didn t change to dramatically this week weaner Friesian bulls made $455 ($3.54) and WF weaner bulls made up to $500 ($2.50). Weaner WF steers sold for $490 ($3.52). Weaner WF heifers at $450 ($3.52). Fat Cows reached $1090 ($1.75) and Friesian boners made $865 ($1.47). A large yarding of sheep and pigs in this week. Good condition ewes reached $125 and lighter ewes at $100. Mixed sex lambs made $120 for the tops $100 for mediums and $70 for smaller lambs. Wethers in good condition reached $121. In the pig pen, Porkers made $150 and weaners range from $60-$95. Around 80 calves come into the yard this week, WF bulls made $255 for the top cuts and $200 for the second cuts. Angus bulls sold for $220 and Friesian bulls at $160. WF calves made $225 and Angus $200.
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