Levin

A yarding of good stock was on offer this week at the Levin Sale, which was met by strong local demand.

* Calves - w/f bulls $170 - $180, w/f heifer $120. Sheep - hoggetts (lambs teeth) $105 - $122, 2 tooths $56 - $81, M/A ewes - $75, rams, $30 - $46.

* Cattle - 2yr steers $1510, 2yr heifers $1100, ylg bull $750, ylg steers $900 - $1000, ylg heifers $795 - $940, wnr steers $610, wnr heifers $650.

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Rongotea Sales

A good crowd of regulars plus a few new faces vied for a large yarding of cattle in Rongotea.

An obvious drawcard was the entry of well-bred, Friesian/Hereford cross yearling heifers and steers from one vendor.

Their quality was rewarded with impressive prices.

* 2 year white face steers up to 662 kg made $1,990 ($3.00).

* 2 year white face heifers 335 kg - 445 kg made up to $1250 ($2.50 - $2.98).
* Yearling white face steers 215 kg - 378 kg made $660 - $1300 ($3.37 - $3.61).
* Yearling white face heifers 205kg - 348 kg made up to $1135 ($2.64 - $3.28), Angus cross heifers 213 kg - 231 kg made up to $690 ($2.90 - $3.22).

* Yearling Friesian bulls 387 kg made up to $1030 ($2.66). Cross breed bulls 234kg - 356kg made up to $920 ($2.57).

* Autumn born white face steers 120kg - 136kg made $490 - to $640 ($3.77 - $4.71).
* Autumn born white face heifers 134 kg - 167 kg made up to $580 ($3.46 - $4.10).
* Autumn born cross breed bulls 167 kg - 188 kg made up to $735 ($3.07 - $4.07).
* Weaner Friesian bulls 104kg - 140kg made $400 - $535 ($4.00 - $4.80), white face bulls 107kg - 260kg made $500 - $765 ($3.00 - $4.65) and cross breed bulls 128kg made $430 ($3.36)

* Weaner white face heifers 130 kg - 148kg made $440 - $590 ($3.38 - $4-00), and crossbreed heifers 105 - 160kg made $270 - $580 ($2.09 - $3.62).
* Crossbreed boner cows 345 kg - 415 kg made up to $840 ($1.47 - $2.02), Angus & white-face cull cows 470kg - 528kg made up to $1040 ($1.72 - $1.97).
* In the calf pens, white face bulls made $210 - $390 (small ones $150 - $200).
Friesian bulls $180 - $340, white face heifers $250 - $330 (small $150 - $200), Belted Galloway bulls $160 - $200 & heifers $90 - $130.
* Weaner pigs made $70 - $92.

* Ewes made $70 - $120, hoggets made up to $70 and mixed sex lambs made $68 - $109.