Another good yarding of stock at the Levin sale which sold well with plenty of interest.
Sheep: Ewes with LAF and 79; Spring lambs $62-$73; Hoggetts (lambs teeth)
Cattle: Yearling steers $760-$950; Yearling heifers $610-$840.
Next week: 2 Murray Grey Friesian cross bull calves and 2 Murray Grey Friesian cross heifer calves.
NZ Farmers Livestock Ltd
This week's sale at Rongotea saw the number of feeder calves reduce dramatically over past levels which increased the price for those still wanting to rear them.
With the promised rain failing to appear, demand for store cattle stalled with only the bigger lines of weaners getting the attention of buyers, livestock agent Darryl Harwood reported.
2 year Angus cross bulls 408kg made $1080 and Friesian — Hereford bulls 372kg made $920.
2 year Friesian — Hereford steers 482kg made $1295 and Friesian cross steers 490kg made $1280.
2 year Friesian — Hereford heifers 495kg made $1150.
Yearling Friesian — Hereford steers 237kg-283kg traded between $2.61 and $2.86/kg, Speckle Park cross steers 305kg made $760 and Friesian steers 270kg made $510.
Yearling Friesian — Hereford bulls 287kg made $755, Friesian bulls 325kg made $760 and Friesian cross bulls 260kg-295kg realised $2.20-$2.36/kg.
Yearling Friesian — Hereford heifers 242kg-390kg traded from $2.13-$2.98/kg, White Galloway cross heifers 312kg made $750 and Angus cross heifers 232kg-350kg traded between $2.15 and $3.02/kg.
In the weaner pens, Friesian bulls 95kg-176kg made $370-$490 and Friesian — Hereford bulls 97kg-102kg made $400-$460. Angus cross bulls 94kg made $300 and Friesian cross bulls 101kg-145kg realised $2.34-$2.70/kg.
Friesian — Hereford steers 125kg made $530, Angus cross steers 147kg made $525 and Friesian cross steers 100kg made $250.
Friesian — Hereford heifers 90kg-150kg realised $3.60-$4.08/kg, Angus cross heifers 124kg made $410 and Charolais cross heifers 125kg made $510.
In calf Friesian cross heifers made $810 and in calf Jersey heifers made $860.
Friesian boner cows 610kg made $1100 and Friesian cross boners 535kg made $870.
In the calf pens Friesian bulls calves made $140, Hereford Friesian bull calves made $180-$330 and Hereford Friesian heifer calves made $150-$220.