MARKET ROUND UP FROM THE FIELD...
A wet Summer so far keeps the grass growing in most parts of the country. This will help to keep the store markets steady for the start of the new year. Check out our homepage for North & South Island schedules, as these are updated every Sunday night.
Demand is still strong coming into the new year for dairy stock. Autumn calvers are flying out the gate with the lift in winter milk premiums. Still heat on quality Autumns wih heifers fetching between $1450 - $1700 and cows $1700 - $2100. Wnr heifer calves are also selling where available with quality Friesians making up to $800 and good Crossbreds making between $650 - $750 depending on quality. Spring herds are starting to be kicked over throughout the country with heifers for 1st May being signed between $1400 - $1650 and quality herds trading between $1800 - $2150.
BEEF & SHEEP SECTOR
With the abondance of grass in most parts of the country, we are seeing a strong grass maket for this time of the year. Most cattle prices remain strong despite the meat companys putting some downward pressure on schedules. Friesian wnr bulls 120 - 140kg are trading around $550. 2yr beef steers are making around $2.90kgLW and 1 yr cattle still fetching well in excess of $3kgLW. Store bulls have eased back to $2.70 - $2.90kgLW depending on weight and quality. Store lambs are fetching around $70 - $80 for tops with mediums around $50 - $60.
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