Steady sales at Levin, Ron­gotea Stock­yards

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Levin Stock Sale

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Oc­to­ber 9 was a steady yard­ing that still gained in­ter­est, fetch­ing good re­sults. Calves sold well but num­bers re­flected the sea­son com­ing to an end.

Calves — W/F bulls $100-$170; W/F heifers $60-$130; Bel­gium Blue/Belted Gal­loway heifers $70-$140.

Sheep — lambs $150; prime ewes $111-$150; rams $61-$75.

Cat­tle — year­ling steers $760-$1000; RZ heifers $975; year­ling heifers $650-$800.

Ron­gotea Sale

NZ Farm­ers Live­stock Ltd

It was an­other sale dom­i­nated by year­ling cat­tle, how­ever there was a bet­ter se­lec­tion of heav­ier cat­tle for those look­ing for short-term fin­ish­ing. 2 year Here­ford — Friesian steers 525 kg made $1480 and Friesian steers 447 kg — 637 kg made $2.41 — $2.74. 2 year Here­ford — Friesian heifers traded at $2.62 — $2.82, Gal­loway cross heifers 320 kg made $705 and Friesian cross heifers 363 kg made $725.

Here­ford — Friesian bulls 345 kg — 495 kg re­alised $2.32 — $2.79 and Friesian cross bulls 345 kg made $800.

The year­ling pens had a bet­ter se­lec­tion of Friesian beef cat­tle with Here­ford — Friesian steers 185 kg — 240 kg mak­ing $2.81 — $3.69, An­gus — Friesian steers 190 kg mak­ing $500 and Friesian steers 285 kg mak­ing $535.

Year­ling Friesian bulls 197 kg made $645, Here­ford — Friesian bulls 234 kg made $715, An­gus cross bulls 235 kg — 275 kg made $2.76 — $2.89 and Friesian cross bulls 182 kg — 254 kg made $2.71 — $3.29.

Here­ford — Friesian cross heifers 178 kg — 252 kg made $2.53 — $2.78, Friesian heifers 228 kg — 310 kg made $1.94 — $2.35 and Friesian cross heifers 202 kg made $400.

In the weaner pens, au­tumn-born Here­ford — Friesian bulls 185 kg made $600 and well-marked Friesian bulls 94 kg — 108 kg made $420 — $595.

The boner pens had a small se­lec­tion of Friesian cows 459 kg — 670 kg which traded for $1.73 — $1.84.

In the calf pens, Friesian bull calves made $110 — $145, Here­ford Friesian bull calves made $85 — $220, Sim­men­tal cross bull calves made $265, Speckle Park cross bull calves made $100 — $310 and An­gus cross bull calves made $85 — $200. Here­ford Friesian heifer calves made $60 — $90 and An­gus cross heifer calves made $60 — $130.

For a more de­tailed anal­y­sis of the sale, please go to mylive­stock.co.nz/ re­ports

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