Steady week again for beef schedules in both Islands. NI lamb has lifted to $7.35, with SI lamb also lifted to $7.15. With the 1st of June only 2 weeks away, NAIT have started a new Moving Day campaign with us, which you can check out here for more info if you are on the move this season.
NAIT/OSPRI have a page dedicated to Moving Day, and your NAIT requirements around moving your herd to a new location here
On the dairy front, herd sales are still holding their values, with top quality around $1800 - $2000, and $1400 - $1750 for average herds. Incalf heifers are ranging from $1200 - $1600, and R1 heifers are fetching $700 - $1000 depending on breed and figures. Buyers with Mycoplasma bovis infected herds in the South Island are still keen to buy clean North Island herds, helping to keep this market steady.
On the beef & sheep front, store cattle markets remain steady with plenty of stock available, but not enough buyers to stock them up. Prices are silmar to last week. Incalf Beef cows are battling to find new homes this week, with some heading to the ,works. Prices are ranging from $1200 - $1700 depending on breed and quality. Store lambs are still in good demand, with most fetching $3.40 - $3.60kgLW.
Have a great week from the MLR team.