Carrfields Stock Report
Levin Sale saw the first big yarding of 4-day-old calves which sold well with Freisian bulls $180 down to $60 for small younger sorts. F/H heifers $180, Simx bulls $150. Only lambs in the sheep section making $110-$155. In the cattle section Rsg 2yr steers $950 to $1100, good ylg steers $740-$850, ylg heifers $550-$640, wnr steers $450, wnr heifers $400.
Still a strong market for all classes of stock. The Feilding Sale is on the rise week after week for cattle and sheep. For more information phone David Haworth 0274 504 133.
A few days of fine weather brought out a good selection of bigger beef cross steers and heifers with a lift in prices at Rongotea reported Darryl Harwood of NZ Farmers Livestock.
2 year Beef Shorthorn cross steers 452kg made $1250 and White Galloway cross steers 335kg-390kg made $2.40/kg-$2.73/kg.
2 year cross bred bulls 345kg made $620.
2 year Friesian-Hereford cross heifers 431 kg made $1200, Speckle Park cross heifers 352kg made $970 and Charolais cross heifers 312kg made $765. White Galloway cross heifers 400kg made $1110 and Friesian heifers 298kg-385kg made $1.88/kg-$2.05/kg.
Yearling Friesian-Hereford cross steers 198kg-230kg made $2.17/kg-$2.77/kg and Angus cross steers 190kg-325kg made $2.68/kg-$3.50/kg.
Yearling Friesian-Hereford cross bulls 205 kg-270kg made $2.44/kg-$2.93/kg and Friesian bulls 370kg made $950.
Yearling Friesian-Hereford cross steers 250kg-370kg made $2.10/kg-$3.05/kg and exotic steers 252kg made $730.
Yearling Friesian-Hereford cross heifers 128 kg-204kg made $3.43/kg-$4.20/kg, Angus cross heifers 145kg-189kg made $2.07/kg-$3.02/kg and Charolais cross heifers 242kg made $650. Exotic weaner heifers 132kg-265kg made $2.93/kg-$3.04/kg.
Autumn born weaner Angus cross steers 80kg-135kg made $400-$405.
Autumn born weaner Friesian bulls 130kg made $300 and cross bred bulls 85kg made $295.
In calf Friesian heifers made $800-$910 and cross bred heifers made $700-$760.
Friesian cross boner cows 492kg-570kg made $1.85/kg-$1.89/kg and cross bred boners 485kg made $1.84/kg.
In the calf pens, big Friesian bull calves made $150-$195 and smaller calves made $80- $120. Big Friesian-Hereford cross bull calves made $200-$310 and smaller calves made $120-$170. Angus cross bull calves made $160 and Galloway cross bull calves made $120.
Big Friesian-Hereford cross heifer calves made $170-$210 and smaller calves made $80-$150.
Angus cross heifer calves made $90-$155.