Levin Sale

Carrfields stock report

As the winter weather starts to bite it certainly was a hot sale in Levin with a large yarding of quality cattle.

Autumn born calves — Frsn bulls $240 — $290, W/F bulls $230. Sheep — ewes RWR $135 — $140, lambs $101. Cattle — R2yr strs $1160 — $1220, R2yr hfrs $1040, traditional wnr strs $625 — $840, traditional wnr hfrs $560 — $640, Frsn/Hfd wnr strs $640 — $650, Frsn/Hfd wnr hfrs $470 — $540.

Rongotea Sale

NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd

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It was more like Noah's Ark at Rongotea Saleyards this week, with animals coming through in ones and twos rather than decent lines, NZFL livestock agent John Watson reported.

2 year white-face heifers 404 kg traded to $2.45/kg; mixed bred 2 year steers 420 – 435 kg made $1000 - $1075; 18 month white-face steers 345 kg – 383 kg traded between $2.32 - $2.58 / kg.

Autumn-born Friesian and white-face yearling bulls 235 kg – 272 kg made up to $625.
18 month white-face heifers 390 kg fetched $2-38 / kg;
Yearling Friesian bulls 365 kg – 450 kg made $930 - $1010; Friesian heifers 295 kg fetched up to $1.71 / kg; beef bred heifers 295 kg – 322 kg made up to $630. Friesian cross steers 318 kg made $660.

Weaner Friesian bulls 131 kg - 187 kg made $360 - $500; white-face bulls 101 kg – 310 kg made $345 - $560; Angus cross bulls 122 kg made $2.98 / kg.

Weaner Angus cross heifers 200 kg made $580; white-face heifers 137 kg – 243 kg made $495 - $590; Charolais heifers 102 kg made $400; Friesian/Hereford heifers 138 kg made $3.63 / kg. Angus weaner steers 232 kg fetched $3.11; white-face weaner steers 135 kg - 255 kg made $600 - $680 / kg.

Friesian boner cows 355 kg - 674 kg traded between $1.40 - $1.72 / kg, Friesian cross boners 570 kg made $860; Jersey boner cows 393 kg fetched $1.34 / kg.

There were fairly good quality Friesian and white-face bulls on offer In the autumn-born calf pens where top Friesian bulls made $200 - $250; medium Friesian bulls made $80 - $160, top W/F bulls made $200 - $250; medium W/F bulls made $120 - $180; top Angus bulls made $180 - $205; medium Angus bulls made $100 - $140, top w/f heifers made $170 - $205 mediums made $80 - $140, and Angus heifers made $160 - $190.