Weather

Saturday, 24th February 2018

Sunday, 25th February 2018

GDT Price Index

1061

NZ Steer Schedule

5.44

NZ Lamb Schedule

6.83

Canterbury Feed Wheat

374

Fonterra

6.40

AgriHQ

6.32

Beef

High kill lowers stock numbers

A lower and flatter peak livestock processing season looks certain after very high kill levels in the three months to the end of December.
Lamb kill numbers were up 13% and mutton numbers up 15% for the quarter compared to a year earlier, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand figures. 
The total cattle kill for the quarter was also up 15% and in that the cow kill was up 33% as farmers culled more in widespread dry conditions. Bulls were up 23%.