More than 1000 dairy weaners changed hands at the Dannevirke-Pahiatua Dairy Beef sale in Dannevirke on November 24.
Friesian bulls numbered more than 600 and averaged $470/head with the top price of $510/head going to McHardies Farming.
Beef Cross weaner bulls were in strong demand, the 200 on sale averaging $549/head and the top price of $645/head going to Hoggy's Farming white-faces. There was strong demand for all beef crosses with Angus, Charolais and Speckled Park particularly popular.
While average prices for the 200 weaner heifers were down a little on the last sale, a particularly top line of autumn born calves from DB and KA Pedley topped the whole sale at $720/head and at $446/head the average was acceptable.
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Recent rain in the Tararua is touted as a reason for the strong sale but there was keen interest from surrounding regions as well particularly Hawke's Bay.
The next sale is on December 8.