FEILDING STORE STOCK SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 9
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