Wellsford store cattle 17.09

A big focus of the sale at Wellsford on Monday was on heifers, with 65% of the yarding found in these pens.

Temuka sale 17.09

A downwards trend was notable in both the lamb and manufacturing beef market at Temuka on Monday.

Feilding store sale 14.09

A busy day at Feilding last Friday was a typical spring sale as it was focused around a big entry of ewes with lambs-at-foot and yearling cattle.

Matawhero sheep sale 14.09

This time of year is typically very quiet in the Matawhero sheep pens, and last Friday was no different with just 230 head in.

Kaikohe sale 12.09

The Kaikohe sale last Wednesday followed the trend seen over the past few weeks as limited grass continues to restrict buyer interest, PGG Wrightson agent Vaughan Vujcich reported.

Coalgate sale 13.09

Throughput reduced all round at Coalgate last Thursday, though the sale still had plenty of highlights. 

Temuka sale, store cattle 10.09, 13.09

A small buying bench benefitted from low cattle space at Temuka last Monday, as cattle prices eased across the board. Big entries of lambs bumped up throughput though demand for heavy lambs is easing. 

Tuakau sales 10.09, 12.09, 13.09

A big yarding of well over 1000 store cattle was presented at Tuakau last Thursday, Karl Chitham of Carrfields Livestock reported.

Solid season for most feeder calves

We are well through the feeder calf season in the North Island now with reduced volumes of Friesian bulls replaced by beef-dairy cattle. These sales wind up in mid October so with only another month to go we have a clear picture of what’s been happening in the calf pens.

Manfield Park calf sale 13.09

After a bit of a break due to wet weather last week local buyers were back in the market for calves at Manfield Park on Thursday, and that helped firm prices.