Palmerston cattle fair 02.11

Cattle fair action headed to Palmerston on Friday 2nd November, where close to 1200 mainly traditional cattle were sold. The quality drew in the buyers and returns were strong for good types.

Lorneville sale 06.11

A small entry of new season lambs was offered in the prime pens at Lorneville on Tuesday, to kick off the season and earned $122. 

Matawhero cattle fair 06.11

Matawhero offered up a record 2970 store cattle on Tuesday, with the yarding easily dominated by top quality traditional yearling cattle.

Rongotea sale 07.11

In contrast to the previous week’s sale, Rongotea’s pens were dominated with dairy and dairy-cross cattle, with a softening in prices across all classes, New Zealand Farmers Livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported.

Stortford Lodge prime sale, store sale 05.11, 07.11

A solid sale at Stortford Lodge kicked off with 86 quality cattle on Monday. Cows made up the majority and most traded at $2.11-$2.33/kg, though two lines of Angus, 567kg and 613kg, included younger cows and managed a premium at $2.45 and $2.42/kg respectively. 

Dannevirke sale 08.11

Selling action grew at Dannevirke on Thursday as both cattle and sheep numbers increased. The cattle section featured annual draft traditional lines and two-year steer values were strong, with the top Angus making $1700, though bettered by a line of 27 Angus & Angus-Hereford at $1760. Most other lines ranged from $1550-$1585.

Charlton sale 08.11

Prime sheep sold to strong demand at Charlton on Thursday, PGG Wrightson agent Nicol Gray reported.

South Island on-farm lamb sales 07.11, 08.11

On-farm lamb sales have begun in the South Island, and attendance has been high as good grass growth draws more buyers to market. These sales were the first real opportunity to purchase new season lambs in decent numbers.

Tuakau sales 05.11, 07.11, 08.11

Prices for older steers and heifers eased slightly at Tuakau on Thursday, but the yearling market was steady, Chris Elliott of PGG Wrightson reported.