Stocks sales around the re­gion

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Rural -

8 well marked and for­ward Friesian bulls for $1345 ($2.82). A hand­ful of weaner bulls were also sold.

Older heifers are not com­ing for­ward in large num­bers which shouldn’t sur­prise as, given the feed lev­els around, most would be just fin­ish­ing those cat­tle them­selves. 12 use­ful Here­ford/Friesians two year heifers from K Hard­ing & Co, Woodville, made $1350 ($2.76). Of in­ter­est in the year­ling heifer sec­tion was the way the mar­ket strength­ened as it went along with lighter cut heifers al­most mak­ing as much as their heav­ier sis­ters and cer­tainly more cents/kg.

The sale was no­table for the ab­sence of PGGW agent Tim Pater­son who, af­ter 47 years in the in­dus­try, has drawn stumps and re­tired to the Lake and the golf course.

Sheep (8,663): lambs (8,335); 30-35 kg, $71-$88, $2.22-$2.53, firm; 20-30 kg, $49-$75, $2.31-$2.86, lift.

Cat­tle (1,256): steers; 2yr (234), 420-696 kg, $1240-$2025, $2.79-$3.15, steady; 1yr (409), 203-478 kg, $785-$1585, $2.85-$4.27, lift; bulls; 2yr (51), 445-530 kg, $1270-$1535, $2.85-$3.01; 1yr (197), 207-476 kg, $470-$1345, $2.27-$2.99, ease; wean­ers (28), 93-157 kg, $390-$500, $2.48-$3.84; heifers; 2yr (73), 367-488 kg, $1005-$1350, $2.74-$2.89, steady; 1yr (236), 222-392 kg, $750-$1180, $3.01-$3.33, firm.

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