The Weekly Weigh In


My Loading Ramp Team


Some more good news this week for the primary sector, with meat exports for March hitting a record 1 billion in sales. Also we have seen Emirates Airline have started taking NZ food to plates around the world, as the first in what looks to be further flights of meat, dairy, seafood and honey to markets in urgent need of product. Beef schedules overall are steady again this week. NI lamb remain steady this week at $6.50, with SI lamb steady at $6.30. 

On the dairy front, the GDT was down 0.8% overall, with WMP up 0.1%. Overall these markets remain upbeat considering the global turmoil at present. It's not all doom & gloom for dairy as some are predicting! With 1st of June fast approching there are still a few option for herds, cows or heifers for next season, so if you are still looking to buy, check out the drafting gate for the latest dairy listings. 

On the beef & sheep front, store cattle markets remain steady, with R2 steers fetching around $2.20 - $2.40kgLW, with R2 heifers trading around $2.20kgLW. R1 steers are making $2.50 - $2.80kgLW, with heifers around $2.20 - $2.40kgLW. R2 Friesian bulls are fetching around the $2kgLW mark. Store lambs are trading around $70 - $90/head depending on quality. 

In these hard times ahead, it is paramount for Stock Agents and Farmers to keep costs down as much as possible, so MLR is a great affordable platform to market your clients livestock New Zealand wide. If you need any help listing livestock, then please call our 24/7 helpline 06 355 0747, or email and someone will be in touch ASAP to get you sorted! Any Livestock agents who would like to get set up with their own company account and branding, please contact, or and we will help you get up and running in no time!

Kia Kaha, stay safe NZ 

Team MLR

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