Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Rural -

As would be ex­pected, store lamb en­tries con­tinue to rise and to­talled just over 8300 this week, an in­crease of over a 1000 head on last week. The buy­ing ranks took the in­crease in their stride and more than matched the rise to the point where the bet­ter store lambs were firm and the lighter and longer term lambs ac­tu­ally lifted, although the small­est lambs eased back on last week.

At first glance, the bare sales data from the cat­tle yards in­di­cated that the older steers had eased a lit­tle but once the pro­por­tion of dairy cross steers is con­sid­ered it is ap­par­ent that the mar­ket for the bet­ter beef steers was quite steady.

Bulls were avail­able in a range of age groups with the older bulls fairly steady around the $3/kg level, give or take, and the year­ling bulls, also of­fered in greater num­bers, eased back to­day. The greater num­bers al­lowed the buy­ers more choices and this was re­flected in the eas­ing prices. McAloon Farms, Mar­ton, sold

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