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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd, Real Estate Agent, REAA 2008
Closes 4pm, Friday, 25 May at PGG
Wrightson Real Estate o ce, 18 Manchester
Open day: CANCELLED
This surplus Crown property provides a great opportunity to
start your own rural lifestyle dream on this 1.5502ha property
close to Ohingaiti on State Highway One.
The 1950's weatherboard 3 bedroom home is in need of plenty
of TLC, or else start afresh, we expect this will be re ected in
the price you o er.
View by appointment.
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up for sale
Feilding Prime Stock Sale,
Monday, May 7
More than 1500 prime lambs met
solid demand at the prime sale and,
despite the latest fall in quoted lamb
schedules, these lambs appeared to be
selling at schedules prevailing quite a
few weeks ago.
While one buyer was particularly
busy, he was being chased along by at
least a couple of others which would
suggest a hole in the kill but who
would know how long that will last.
The top sale price of $123 is less
than the previous week, but the lambs
were not as big and prices were up 10
to 20 cents per kilogram on a live-
weight basis with the lighter prime
lambs noticeably stronger.
The top money of $123 went to 162
males from Jason Booth, 30 blackface
ram lambs from John England and
seven males from Alan Driffel.
No lambs looked cheap although the
handful of store lambs were just
The heaviest ewe prices were on a
par with the previous week s returns
but some larger lines of good, medium
ewes did look cheap enough and $82
bought a good conditioned ewe with
medium length wool, which was defi-
nitely less than that ewe would have
sold for recently. Lighter ewes were
The prime cattle market was a prob-
lem. In spite of what appears to be an
easing trend in the currency, some of
the steers did not attract a single bid
and most were passed in at auction.
The heifers sold but struggled to
reach last week s levels although a
couple of charolais cross heifers did
make $1348 ($1.94).
The beef market is all about the cow
cull at present but it does not look as
though the peak kill will last long as
many empties are being bought to be
milked on rather than sent to the
works for now.
Most of the boners on offer were
knocked down to the regular northern
buyer at prices a little easier on last
week but these old girls are not wel-
come back home and are sent to the
sale to be sold.
Sheep (2716): lambs; prime (1528),
38 to 56kg, $98 to $123, $2.20 to $2.70,
lift; store (130), 25 to 34kg, $71 to $98,
$2.40 to $2.80, steady; ewes (892); 26
to 28kg, $89 to $92, $3.25 to $3.40,
steady; 21 to 25kg, $64 to $89, $3 to
$3.60, slight ease; 16 to 20kg, $30 to
$63, $2 to $3.20, slight ease; 2ths (24),
$76 to $91; males (142), $30 to $78.
Cattle (263): steers (5), 460 to
770kg, $865 to passed, $1.50 to $1.92,
ease; heifers (31), 290 to 695kg, $342 to
$1348, $1.10 to $1.94, ease; cows (223);
good, heavy, in-milk, 470 to 670kg,
$696 to $998, $1.27 to $1.74, steady;
boners, 430 to 682kg, $479 to $873,
$1.03 to $1.28, ease; lesser sorts, 360 to
580kg, $273 to $644, $0.71 to $1.15;
potter bulls (4), 430 to 590kg, $563 to
$1109, $1.31 to $1.88.
Feilding Calf Sale, Monday,
A much smaller yarding than
expected sold to very strong demand to
buyers from outside the local region.
Bulls: friesian, $210 to $260; W/F,
$220 to $270; charolais cross, $270.
Heifers: W/F, $220 to $250; charolais
Lamb prices eased back
Feilding Store Stock Sale,
Friday, May 4
The sheer weight of numbers of
lambs being offered for sale at
present would, in normal circum-
stances, be expected to put irre-
sistible downwards pressure on
Nearly 12,000 lambs were sold
at Stortford Lodge on Wednesday,
12,500 lambs were sold at Taihape
on Wednesday as well and 19,000
lambs were presented at Feilding
While there is no doubt lamb
prices have eased over the past
week, the buying power from
Hawke s Bay remains strong.
Larger numbers of ewe lambs
are coming forward now -- today s
top money of $123 was paid for
184 very solid ewe lambs from
Ohakune s Sue Brothers.
The day s top lines of male
lambs; 222 woolly cryptorchids
from Te Whake, Taihape, and 168
woolly cryptorchids from B Maher,
Halcombe, both sold for $110.50.
These prices are back a little.
The cattle sale struggled
against the pressure of falling beef
schedules and, even though the
dollar has fallen significantly
against the greenback, most sale
prices were easier.
Sheep (19,638): ewes (662),
$70-$125; lambs (18,976); 3646kg,
$99.50-$123, $2.66-$2.91, ease;
31-35kg, $85-$108, $2.66-$3.08,
ease; 26-30kg, $70-$94.
Cattle (1346): steers; 2 year
(85), 502-605kg, $1030-$1220,
$1.78-$2.20, ease; 1 year (425),
290-545kg, $622-$1140, $1.73-
$2.36, ease; weaners (68),
159-286kg, $300-$575, $1.54-
$3.23; bulls; 1 year (61),
332-542kg, $660-$1000, $1.82-
$2.02, steady; weaners (139), 178-
239kg, $310-$650, $1.60-$2.99,
ease; heifers; 2 year (27),
428-568kg, $740-$1090 P; 1 year
(441), 242-483kg, $505-$957,
$1.72-$2.26, steady; weaners (90),
179-240kg, $385-$592, $1.92-
Strong buying bench over all classes
Rongotea Sale Report -- May 2
Big day at Rongotea this week
with more than 400 cattle and 330
calves drawing a huge buying
bench across all classes.
Still not enough calves to meet
the strong demand. The quantity
and quality, along with the strong
NZFL network, is what is
attracting buyers from throughout
the North Island.
Shar x bulls made up to $270,
W/F bulls were reaching
$265-$275, mediums $240-$260.
Fresian bulls made $260-$285,
mediums reaching $210-$250,
with the smaller ones making
$170-$200. W/F heifers made
$240-$275, mediums $220-$240,
smaller ones $180-$210. Fresian
heifers up to $240 and the shar
bulls sisters topped the sale at
Good F/H 2yr-old steers reached
up to $1050 ($1.95-$2.10), 18
months $800 ($1.90).
A good lineup of 2-yr-old heifers
made up to $945 ($1.95-$2.05),
with the smaller cross breed
heifers reaching $480-$650
Weaner bulls this week ranged
between $460-$540, smaller ones
making $360-$400. Weaner
heifers F/H made good money at
$420-$450 (up to $3.45), smaller
ones reaching $370-$400.
The dairy section had a good
lineup with in-milk empties mak-
ing good money at $950-$1000.
Boner cows came back slightly
with the increase of numbers --
540kg cows making $1.25-$1.35,
400-450 kilos ranging from
$1.10-$1.15 per kilo.
A large yarding of sheep saw
ewes making up to $109, with
mixed sex lambs reaching $115
and the smaller ones making
A feast of 80 weaner pigs
reached up to $80, with the
smaller ones making $50-$60.
Malcolm Coombe NZFLL
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