The Weekly Weigh-In

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My Loading Ramp Team
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THE WEEKLY WEIGH-IN

The latest livestock listings, prices and industry news

 

 

MARKET ROUND UP FROM THE FIELD...

Another interesting week for the Ag sector as dairy prices remain low at the GDT auctions and Fonterra move to there new flash HQ in central Auckland. It has been reported to cost $93.2 million with Fonterra taking a 15 year lease as farmers are told they need to cut costs to survive. The first week of Autumn has seen cooler nights, but the days still around 25 - 28 degrees with the lower North Island in need of some rain. Another steady week for schedules as stock keep flowing from most regions.   

DAIRY SECTOR

Autumn calving is now underway with the Friesian bull calf market showing signs of being similar to last season, with good demand from rearers as the beef outlook remains positve. Most calves will range from $150 - $200 depending on age and quality, with some older calves fetching north of $200. We have buyers searching for cheaper end I/C heifers and weaners, so if you have some surplus lines then get them listed today. 

 

MLR Dairy Livestock Market Indicator

Herd  I/C Heifers Wnr Heifers Aut Calving Cows
$1300 - $1700  $1000 - $1450  $400 - $600  $1200 - $1600  

BEEF & SHEEP SECTOR

It's that time of year again as beef weaners hit the market with some of the first sales ahead of last year by around $200. Most lines are fetching $3.50kgLW - $4kgLW. Demand is very strong due to less dairy grazers and plenty of feed around the country, as well as the falling numbers of beef breeding cows all impacting this season. Store lamb numbers still remain low with the market steady at $2.10kgLW - $2.20kgLW soaking up most of these. It seems some farmers are opting to put weight on there lambs as they have plenty of feed at present.   

LIVESTOCK WANTED THIS WEEK:

Our members are searching for the following livestock. 

  • Beef Bulls | All Breeds | North & South Islands  
  • Dairy Forward Contract | Herds| North & South Islands
  • Beef Heifers | All Classes | North & South Island
  • Dairy Heifers | Incalf | North & South Islands  
  • Dairy Heifers | Weaners | North & South Islands  

CONTACT US:

The MLR boys are happy to help with listing your livestock, creating your saved searches or profile pages so feel free to contact us!

 

Matt Muggeridge 027 237 8661 or matt@myloadingramp.nz
Luke Mcbride 027 304 0533 or luke@myloadingramp.nz
Email our 24 hour support desk support@myloadingramp.nz
My Loading Ramp Ltd, PO Box 63, Palmerston North 4440

 

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LATEST MARKET PRICES

NI BullNI CowNI LambNI Steer
$5.35$4.30$4.90$5.30
300 kg/cw 200 kg/cw 17.5kg/cw 300 kg/cw