Manawatu stock sales

Feilding-Rangitikei Herald - - Rural -

Feild­ing Store Stock Sale Fri­day De­cem­ber 16

There were fewer lambs so buy­ers were fight­ing over 1400 fewer lambs than last week. Whether this was the rea­son for the lift in sale prices is un­cer­tain but lamb sale prices cer­tainly lifted by 15-20 cents/ kg for the bet­ter lambs (or $4-5/head) and 10-15 cents/kg for the lighter-medium lambs.

It has been an­other big week in the cat­tle yards with over 2000 dairy beef wean­ers al­ready sold on Thurs­day. The yard­ing was dom­i­nated by friesian bulls and av­er­age weights were higher than the last sale, in­clud­ing for the heifers which also sold well.

The Fri­day store cat­tle sale was a large of­fer­ing. FJ O’Neill and Sons, Kakatahi, sold 15 here­ford/shorthorn cross three year old steers for $1900 ($3.00) to lead the mar­ket. Straight an­gus steers sold at an ob­vi­ous pre­mium to the other beef breeds.

Bulls were not in large num­bers and were steady to slightly eas­ing and the older bulls could not ex­ceed $3/kg this week.

Heifers were in much the same boat as the bulls on low num­bers by com­par­i­son to the steers but held up rea­son­ably.

Sheep (7,257): ewes (277), $41-$81; lambs (6,980); 31-37 kg, $84-$95, $2.47-$2.70, lift; 26-30 kg, $65-$80.50, $2.43-$2.98, lift; 21-25 kg, $52-$68, $2.47-$3.02, lift.

Cat­tle (1,688): steers; 3yr (27), 607-633 kg, $1660-$1900, $2.73-$3.00; 2yr (353), 310-642 kg, $855-$1810, $2.61-$3.36, firm; 1yr (724), 192-477 kg, $740-$1535, $2.64-$4.02, ease; bulls; 2yr (73), 380-546 kg, $1060-$1590, $2.72-$2.96, slight ease; 1yr (83), 207-452 kg, $600-$1270, $2.65-$3.05, ease; heifers; 2yr (96), 281-485 kg, $830-$1370, $2.76-$3.36, firm; 1yr (332), 196-363 kg, $520-$1115, $2.65-$3.40, ease.

Ron­gotea Sale Re­port 14th De­cem­ber

The sale to­day showed no signs of slow­ing up for Christ­mas with an­other big se­lec­tion of cat­tle and an en­thu­si­as­tic buy­ing bench.

2 year jersey bulls 318 kg – 405 kg made up to $885 ($2.18 - $2.32) and white face bulls 392 kg – 425 kg made up to $1165 ($2.74 - $2.89).

2 year beef steers 610 kg made $1650 ($2.70).

2 year friesian heifers 418 kg made $1010 ($2.41).

Year­ling white face steers 289 kg – 355 kg made up to $1070 ($3.01 $3.21) and friesian steers 275 kg made $720 ($2.62). Cross breed steers 340 kg made $690 ($2.03).

Year­ling friesian bulls 200 kg 360 kg made up to $1010 ($2.81 $3.25) and jersey bulls 335 kg made $755 ($2.25). White face bulls 307 kg - 420 kg made up to $1180 ($2.81 $2.83) and cross breed bulls 222 kg 260 kg made up to $960 ($2.67 $2.81).

Year­ling white face heifers 220 kg - 390 kg made up to $1080 ($2.77 - $2.82). Friesian heifers 250 kg made $600 ($2.40) and cross breed heifers 315 kg made $735 ($2.33).

Weaner galloway steers 185 kg made $510 ($2.76) and white face steers 80 kg – 120 kg made up to $600 ($4.00 - $5.00). Cross breed steers 105 kg made $350 ($3.33).

Weaner friesian bulls 190 kg made $650 ($3.42), 122 kg – 147 kg made up to $555 ($3.76 - $3.84) and 98 kg - 117 kg made up to $505 ($4.01 - $4.77). White face bulls 87 kg made $515 ($5.94) and aan­gus cross bulls 107 kg made $560 ($5.21). Jersey bulls 110 kg made up to $305 ($2.78).

Weaner white face heifers 78 kg – 93 kg made up to $535 ($4.23 $5.80) and ngus cross heifers 95 kg 102 kg made up to $510 ($4.82 $5.13). Mur­ray grey heifers 91 kg made $440 ($4.82).

White face RWB cows 685 kg – 726 kg made up to $1400 ($1.93 $1.97).

Friesian boner cows 705 kg made $1230 ($1.74) and 545 kg – 618 kg made up to $1050 ($1.55 - $1.77). Cross breed bon­ers 445 kg – 527 kg made up to $930 ($1.69 - $1.77).

Ba­con­ers made $90 - $160 and weaner pigs made $45 - $85.

Mixed age ewes made $49 - $60. Well grown mixed sex lambs made $59 - $80 and smaller lambs made $30 - $53.

White face bull calves made $210 - $260 and heifer calves made $195 $235. An­gus cross bull calves made $270 - $355 and heifer calves made $325. ❚ Un­for­tu­nately, early Christ­mas dead­lines meant we missed this week’s Mon­day Prime Stock Sale at Feild­ing.

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