M.Bovis has raised its head again in the news, with MPI saying there are 300 high risk farms, and 800 low risk farms who they will be contacting in the coming weeks. Will be interesting to see if MPI actually have this under control like they are saying. Time will tell I guess. Beef schedules are steady overall this week. NI lamb is up at $7.30, with SI lamb up at $6.85. On the dairy front, heifers are on the move for 1st May delivery. We still have a few good lines of heifers available, so if you are still looking to buy, then check out the drafting gate now. On the beef & sheep front, the store cattle markets remain flat after a short week, and there is limited demand for most classes of stock. R2 Friesian bulls are trading around $2.50 - $2.60kgLW, with R1 Friesian bulls fetching $3.30 - $3.50kgLW. R2 Steers are around $3kgLW, with heifers around $2.60 - $2.70kgLW. R1 Steers are firm at $3.40 - $3.60kgLW, with heifers around $2.80 - $3kgLW. Store lambs remain steady at around $3.40kgLW.
Have a great week from the MLR team.