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 Our Rural Heartland
  Dannevirke

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Dannevirke is the center of a rural district but, like all rural districts, the weather plays a big part in shaping each
year’s returns.The hinterland, once timber and bush clad were cleared, with a range of environments and soilt ypes now support dairy, deer, sheep and beef farming.

Today stock numbers have declined following summer droughts on the East Coast, although neighbouring districts to the north and south on the East Coast were more affected. Some farmers have de-stocked to ensure enough grass growth for their remaining progeny. While store stock has sold above recent averages, it has also meant high prices to buy in new stock. As Dannevirke is a rural center, a large number of people live on life-style blocks: enjoying a quiet life outside work hours in town, attending their smaller number of livestock.
 
 

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Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 20th April 2017

There was a good yarding at today's Dannevirke stock sale.
Prime ewes made between $119 to $80, top prime lambs made $135 with others fetching between $110 to $103

Another strong store lamb sale, top store lamb price, 176 cryptorchid lambs on account of Leabrook Farm fetching $110.50 a head.

Store details:
Kereru Weber Ltd, 145 ewes rwr $120.50; Leabrook Farm, 176 c/o lbs $110.50, 20 same $100; Pukemanu Station, 139 c/o lbs $105, 229 same $106, 94 same $94.50; Poulton Bros, 242 c/o lbs $109, 59 same $104.50; Tui-Glen Farm, 100 wthr lbs $107.50; JP Harold, 182 wthr hogts $92; T Hoggard, 46 c/o lbs $96.50, 12 same $85, 11 ewe lbs $94.

JPC Beech, 50 c/o lbs $93, 41 ewe lbs $93.50; Haunui Station, 25 c/o lbs $96, 32 ewe lbs $88; Blackhead Station, 158 m/s lbs $101.50, 84 same $92, 21 same $70; S & H Hughes, 12 c/o lbs $91.50, 20 ewe lbs $93.50; EN Halford, 10 ewe lbs $100; G & R Harcombe, 18 male lbs $90, six ewe lbs $93; R & J Cave, 21 c/o lbs $80; T Lansdown, 11 m/s lbs $102.50; Honetbourne Farm, four ewe lbs $96, six ram lbs $104; VJ Harris, eight m/s lbs $91.

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Rongotea Sale Report 19th April 2017

There was a good selection of weaners at Rongotea today for buyers still looking to top up numbers for winter.

2 year white face steers 630 kg made $1780 ($2.83) and 352 kg - 443 kg made up to $1210 ($2.64 - $2.75). Angus steers 448 kg made $1260 ($2.82) and Galloway steers 358 kg made $955 ($2.67).

2 year miniature Hereford bulls 305 kg – 350 kg made up to $1005 ($2.23 - $2.73). Jersey bulls 328 kg – 455 kg made up to $1125 ($2.41 - $2.47) and cross breed bulls 412 kg made $1110 ($2.70).  

2 year white face heifers 348 kg – 410 kg made up to $1100 ($2.54 - $2.76), Friesian heifers 327 kg made $690 ($2.11) and cross breed heifers 315 kg - 435 kg made up to $1100 ($2.43 - $2.53).

18 month white face steers 435 kg made $1280 ($2.94).

Yearling Angus steers 290 kg made $810 ($2.79), Friesian steers 249 kg made $705 ($2.83) and cross breed steers 287 kg made $760 ($2.65).

Yearling Friesian bulls 140 kg – 258 kg made up to $790 ($2.88 - $3.55).

Yearling Friesian heifers 215 kg made $470 ($2.18).

Weaner white face steers 405 kg made $1105 ($2.73), 200 kg – 282 kg made up to $950 ($2.83 - $3.55) and 110 kg – 160 kg made up to $600 ($3.64 - $4.00). Friesian steers 147 kg – 195 kg made up to $500 ($2.56 - $3.00), cross breed steers 272 kg made $760 ($2.80) and Murray Grey steers 165 kg made$630 ($3.82).

Weaner Friesian bulls 147 kg – 173 kg made up to $660 ($3.46 - $3.86) and white face bulls 95 kg – 187 kg made up to $650 ($3.47 – $4.43). Angus bulls 115 kg - 246 kg made up to $780 ($3.18 - $3.81).

Weaner white face heifers 222 kg – 370 kg made up to $980 ($2.65 - $2.94) and 120 kg – 148 kg made up to $660 ($2.78 - $4.46). Angus cross heifers 153 kg – 202 kg made up to $610 ($3.01 - $3.78) and Friesian heifers 170kg made $400 ($2.35).

Empty Friesian heifers made 455 kg – 520 kg made $1130 - $1310.

Friesian boner cows 427 kg - 588 kg made up to $1030 ($1.64 - $1.75) and cross breed boners 370 kg – 605 kg made up to $1100 ($1.57 - $1.81). White face boners 575 kg made $1060 ($1.84).

Weaner pigs made $90 - $110.

MA ewes made $60 - $77 and mixed sex lambs made $80 - $84.

Good Friesian bull calves made $250 – $320, white face bulls made $350 - $450 and Angus cross bulls made $275 - $410.  White face heifers made $250 - $340 and Angus cross heifers made $365.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Rongotea Sale Report
Wednesday 12th April 2017


Rongotea Sale Report 12th April 2017

Cattle numbers returned to normal levels at Rongotea today with no shortage of buyers looking to top up numbers for winter and being prepared to pay to do so.

2 year white face steers 442 kg - 710 kg made up to $1990 ($2.71 - $2.88) and Angus cross steers 555 kg - 580 kg made up to $1630 ($2.81 - $2.88).

2 year Hereford bulls 527 kg made $1600 ($3.03) and white face bulls 476 kg made $390 ($2.92). Beef bulls 635 kg made $1600 ($2.69).  

2 year white face heifers 322 kg – 539 kg made up to $1510 ($2.33 - $2.90) and Galloway heifers 295 kg made $700 ($2.37).

18 month white face steers 394 kg made $1200 ($3.04).

18 month white face heifers 406 kg made $1205 ($2.96).

Yearling Friesian steers 395 kg made $960 ($2.43).

Yearling white face heifers 375 kg – 413 kg made up to $1220 ($2.90 - $2.95).

Weaner white face steers 139 kg - 175 kg made up to $690 ($3.86 - $4.93) and Friesian steers 152 kg – 215 kg made up to $870 ($2.69 - $4.05). Charolais cross steers 277 kg made $955 ($3.44).

Weaner Friesian bulls 172 kg – 247 kg made up to $730 ($2.95 - $3.72) and cross breed bulls 125 kg – 245 kg made up to $660 ($2.69 - $4.16). Hereford bulls 155 kg made $630 ($4.06) and Murray Grey bulls 365 kg made $1010 ($2.77). White face bulls 288 kg made $910 ($3.16) and Angus bulls 137 kg made $625 ($4.57). Jersey bulls 130 kg – 200 kg made up to $500 ($2.50 - $3.08).

Weaner white face heifers 147 kg – 177 kg made up to $720 ($3.80 - $4.25) and Angus cross heifers 140 kg – 272 kg made up to $870 ($3.20 - $3.86). Cross breed heifers 112 kg - 285 kg made up to $820 ($1.78 - $2.88).

In milk Friesian cows made $945 and empty Friesian heifers made 307 kg – 402 kg made $645 - $925.

Friesian boner cows 400 kg - 630 kg made up to $1090 ($1.67 - $1.76) and cross breed boners 390 kg – 529 kg made up to $900 ($1.70 - $1.86). Jersey boners 400 kg – 424 kg made up to $705 ($1.57 - $1.66) and white face boners 615 kg made $1110 ($1.80).

Porkers made $115 - $140 and weaner pigs made $42 - $82.

2 tooth ewes made $89 and mixed sex lambs made $77 - $122.

In the calf pens, good Friesian bulls made $300 – $340 and smaller calves made $200 - $280. White face bulls made $350 - $400 with smaller calves making $200 - $300. Angus cross bulls made $300 - $440 with smaller calves making $200 - $250. White face heifers made $250 - $330 and smaller calves made $180 - $220. Angus cross heifers made $150 - $335, Speckled Park heifers made $450 and Friesian heifers made $180.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 6th April 2017

There was a small yarding at yesterday's Dannevirke stock sale.
Prime ewes made between $90 to 78, prime lambs made $124.50 with others  fetching between $113.50to $106.

A strong store lamb sale, with three pens on different accounts making top store lamb price, 179 cryptorchid lambs on account of Poulton Brothers Ltd, 127 cryptorchid lambs on account of  IF & JR Checkley and 67 cryptorchid lambs on account of Kenart Farm all fetching 110.50 a head.

Store details:
RW & JA Ransom  106 m/s lbs $106, 15 m/s lbs $100; Poulton Brothers Ltd, 179 c/o lbs $110.5,  83 c/o lbs $106.50;  Huiarau Station, 172 c/o lbs $108.50, 227 c/o lbs $104; IF & JR Checkley, 127 c/o lbs $110.50, 45 same, $106.50; PA Harris, 20 wther lbs $107.50, 141 ewe lbs $103; Manaford Farm, 122 c/o lbs $104, 69 ewe lbs $99, 46 lbs $99.

Te Tumu Station, 137 c/o lbs $103; Kenart Farm, 67 c/o lbs $110.50, 88 ewe lbs $103; TR & LT Hislop, 66 c/o lbs $104, 66 ewe lbs $100, CG Beech, 31 c/o lbs $106.50, 35 ewe lbs $96.50; N Horton, 37 lbs $98,50, 13 same $81; AR Cave, 15 male lbs $93, 25 ewe lbs $96; MH & SM Boulton P/ship, 26 m/s lbs $92.

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Rongotea Sale Report 5th April 2017

Severe weather conditions in the Manawatu, Wanganui and Horowhenua areas resulted in a small sale for bigger cattle at Rongotea sale today, however the calf pens had an excellent selection for the autumn rearers.

2 year Murray Grey steers 462 kg made $1340($2.90).

15 month white face heifers 310 kg – 375 kg made up to $1100 ($2.58 - $3.07).

Weaner white face steers 120 kg - 165 kg made up to $700 ($4.00 - $4.94).

Weaner white face heifers 123 kg – 140 kg made up to $550 ($3.50 - $4.07), Friesian heifers 115 kg - 179 kg made up to $485 ($2.71 - $3.00) and cross breed heifers 118 kg made $335 ($2.84).

Young empty Friesian cows 408 kg – 413 kg made up $930 ($2.14 - $2.25).

Friesian boner cows 490 kg - 587 kg made up to $1100 ($1.87 - $1.92), cross breed boners 510 kg made$995 ($1.95) and Jersey boners 353 kg made $505 ($1.43).

Weaner pigs made $60.

Good Friesian bull calves made $320 – $395 and smaller calves made $250 - $300. White face bulls made $350 - $420 with smaller calves making $180 - $300. Angus cross bulls made $300 - $405 with smaller calves making $200 - $250. White face heifers made $250 - $320 and smaller calves made $150 - $200. Angus cross heifers made $150 - $300. Friesian heifers made $120 - $170.


Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Rongotea Sale Report
Wednesday 8th March 2017


Rongotea Sale Report 15th March 2017

A big number of heavier cattle returned to Rongotea today ensuring a good selection for all buyers, with no sign of any weakening in prices.

2 year Angus steers 601 kg made $1690 ($2.81) and Angus cross steers 467 kg made $1270 ($2.72). Murray Grey steers 485 kg made $1280 ($2.64) and Belted Galloway steers 435 kg – 465 kg made up to $1280 ($2.54 - $2.80). Friesian steers 475 kg made $1315 ($2.77) and white face steers 360 kg – 570 kg made up to $1620 ($2.84 - $3.01).

2 year Friesian bulls 412 kg made $1115 ($2.70) and Jersey bulls 420 kg made $1060 ($2.70). White face bulls 337 kg – 595 kg made up to $1600 ($2.68 - $2.70).

2 year white face heifers 342 kg – 398 kg made up to $1115 ($2.80 - $2.95) and Friesian heifers 392 kg made $1022 ($2.61). Cross breed heifers 355 kg - 392 kg made up to $975 ($2.49 - $2.70) and Jersey cross heifers 335 kg made $700 ($1.97).

18 month white face bulls 290 kg – 320 kg made up to $915 ($2.86).

18 month white face heifers 278 kg - 333 kg made up to $875 ($2.62 - $2.97), Angus cross steers 300 kg - 347 kg made up to $920 ($2.65 - $2.80) and South Devon heifers 272 kg made $730 ($2.68). Friesian heifers 293 kg made $710 ($2.42).

15 month Angus cross bulls 345 kg made $960 ($2.78), Friesian bulls 344 kg made $990 ($2.88) and Jersey bulls 242 kg made $620 ($2.56).

15 month Angus cross heifers 249 kg made $700 ($2.81) and cross breed heifers 195 kg – 267 kg made up to $505 ($1.89 - $2.56).

Weaner Angus steers 242 kg made $1010 ($4.16) and white face steers 105 kg made $470 ($4.47). 

Weaner Friesian bulls 127 kg - 215 kg made up to $710 ($3.16 - $4.00) and cross breed bulls 130 kg – 265 kg made up to $680 ($3.60 - $4.20). Hereford bulls 230 kg made $1010 $4.39), Hereford cross bulls 273 kg made $765 ($2.80) and white face bulls 137 kg made $580 ($4.22). Jersey bulls 180 kg made $480 ($2.67).

Weaner Angus heifers 165 kg – 280 kg made up to $870 ($2.55 - $3.70) and Angus cross heifers 97 kg – 172 kg made up to $585 ($3.39 - $4.86). White face heifers 195 kg – 320 kg made up to $875 ($2.73 - $3.13) and 101 kg – 142 kg made up to $545 ($3.13 - $4.92). Hereford cross weaners 173 kg made $545 ($3.14) and Friesian heifers 145 kg – 290 kg made up to $650 ($2.24 - $2.59).

In calf Friesian cows made $880 - $950 and in calf Friesian heifers made $1000.

Friesian boner cows 350 kg - 590 kg made up to $1050 ($1.74 - $1.79) and white face boners 415 kg made $770 ($1.86). Jersey boners 467 kg made $820 ($1.75).

Porkers made $115 - $140 and weaner pigs made $50 - $120.

Mixed age ewes made $78 - $84, well grown mixed sex lambs made $74 - $106 and smaller lambs made $42 - $66.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 9 March 2017

Yarding numbers were slightly down at yesterday's Dannevirke stock sale, a good bench of buyers from Central Hawkes Bay and locally with lambs selling very well.

 Top prime ewes made between $123 to 84,50, lighter $78 to $53.  Top lambs made $119 with others  fetching $110 to $79.

Top lamb store price, 65 cryptorchid lambs sold on account TR & LT Hislop  fetching $93.20 a head.

Store details:
Huiarau Station, 291 c/o lbs $93, 126 c/o lbs $88; Otope Investments Otope, 115 Texel x c/o lbs $88.50; D & S Maher, 99 ram lbs $85, 53 ewe lbs $79, 34 m/s lbs $76, Baigent Horne Farm P/ship, 52 c/o lbs $85, 75 ewe lbs  $85.50; Wellhurst P/ship, 35 c/o lbs $87, 35 ewe lbs $83.

TR & LT Hislop, 65 c/o lbs $93.50, 74 ewe lbs $86; M Pinfold, 18 lbs $84.50; M & R Nelson, 27 ram lbs $83.50; P Griffin, 10 ram lbs $75

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Rongotea Sale Report 8th March 2017

Weaners and boner cows dominated the sale today at Rongotea with no sign of any weakening in the store market.

2 year Hereford bulls 535 kg made $1600 ($2.99) and Jersey bulls 407 kg made $950 ($2.33).

2 year Angus heifers 428 kg made $1175($2.74) and cross breed heifers 335 kg made$800 ($2.38). Friesian heifers 392 kg made $930($2.47) and Jersey heifers 535 kg made $1450 ($2.65).

18 month white face steers 315 kg - 365 kg made up to $990 ($2.52 - $2.88), Angus cross steers 355 kg made $1030 ($2.90) and cross breed steers 330 kg – 450 kg made up to $1145 ($2.54 - $2.58).

Yearling white face heifers 285 kg – 321 kg made up to $860 ($2.55 - $3.00).

Weaner white face steers 130 kg – 208 kg made up to $840 ($4.03 - $4.92) and Murray Grey steers 164 kg made $665 ($4.05).

Weaner Friesian bulls 155 kg - 175 kg made up to $600 ($3.10 - $3.64) and cross breed bulls 178 kg – 240 kg made up to $660 ($2.41 - $2.89). Jersey bulls 160 kg made $325 ($2.03).

Weaner white face heifers 270 kg made $820 ($3.03), 130 kg – 153 kg made up to $610 ($3.99 - $4.32) and 100 kg – 119 kg made up to $540 ($3.85 - $4.52).

Friesian boner cows 421 kg - 667 kg made up to $1120 ($1.60 - $1.90) and cross breed boners 350 kg – 507 kg made up to $880 ($1.63 - $1.81). Jersey boners 460 kg – 470 kg made up to $780 ($1.62 - $1.70).

Weaner pigs made $65 - $90.

Mixed age ewes made $66 - $83 and 2 tooth ewes made $88. Well grown mixed sex lambs made $84 - $96 and smaller lambs made $45 - $75.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 2nd March 2017

With the strong sheep market and  buyer demand made high prices at today's Dannevirke stock sale.
There was a large yarding in both the prime and store sections along with a good bench of buyers.

Top prime ewes made between $99 to $85.50, mediums making between $76 to $59.50 and lighter $56 to $51.  Top lambs 19 black face made $118 a head with others fetching $107 to 83.

  
  A good crowd of buyers and onlookers at today's Dannevirke stock
  sale.


Top lamb store price, 75 cryptorchid lambs sold on account Leabrook Farm  fetching $93.50 a head also fetching the same money  was Sutherland P/ship with 127 cryptorchid lambs.

Store details:
Leabrook Farm, 75 c/o lbs $93.5; NW & HSM Morrison, 122 c/o lbs $91, 191 c/o lbs $91.50, 71 c/o lbs $90.55; Sutherland P/ship, 127 weather & c/o lbs $93.50, 58 c/o lbs $80.50, 168 ewe lbs $82, 55 same $76, nine c/o lbs $72; Farnham Station, 193 c/o lbs $90.50.

Burnview Station, 349 c/o lbs $80; J & S Barnett, 75 c/o lbs $87, 99 ewe lbs $82.50, 31 m/s lbs $70; MG & JP Munro, 162 m/s lbs $80, 143 b/f lbs $74.50;  S Ferguson, 20 ram lbs $72.50; DJ Veale, 23 m/s lbs $84.50; Strathnashalloch Trust, eight  m/s lbs $78.50, 14 m/s lbs $69; C Hall, nine ram lbs $85; Wai Hiwi Farm, five lbs $79.

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Rongotea Sale Reports 1st March 2017

The demand for weaners was strong again today at Rongotea with prices in most categories rming

on last week as the grass market connues in the Manawatu.

3 year Hereford bulls 845 kg made $2000 ($2.37).

2 year Hereford bulls 585 kg - 610 kg made up to $1500 ($2.46 - $2.56) and Jersey bulls 260 kg – 484

kg made up to $950 ($2.13 - $2.41). Beef bulls 645 kg made $1750 ($2.71).

2 year white face heifers 510 kg made $1410 ($2.76) and beef cross heifers 355 kg - 455 kg made up

to $1220 ($2.52 - $2.68). Friesian heifers 431 kg made $1120 ($2.60).

18 month white face heifers 332 kg - 406 kg made up to $1095 ($2.51 - $2.70).

Yearling cross breed steers 315 kg made $760 ($2.41).

Yearling white face heifers 352 kg made $890 ($2.52).

Weaner white face steers 113 kg – 140 kg made up to $645 ($4.00 - $5.69) and cross breed steers

150 kg made $445 ($2.97).

Weaner Friesian bulls 215 kg made $630 ($2.93) and 100 kg – 142 kg made up to $460 ($3.00 -

$4.00). White face bulls 95 kg - 122 kg made up to $605 ($4.68 - $4.96) and Charolais cross bulls 95

kg made $460 ($4.84). Cross breed bulls 165 kg – 215 kg made up to $550 ($2.49 - $3.06) and

Ayrshire bulls 170 kg made $455 ($2.68).

Weaner white face heifers 140 kg – 165 kg made up to $610 ($3.03 - $4.34) and 98 kg – 116 kg made

up to $550 ($4.68 - $5.00). Angus cross heifers 123 kg - 158 kg made up to $640 ($4.02 - $4.27) and

Charolais cross heifers 110 kg made $575 ($5.23). Friesian heifers 148 kg – 222 kg made up to $580

($2.39 - $2.60) and cross breed heifers 165 kg – 192 kg made up to $460 ($2.27 - $2.39).

In calf (autumn calving) cross breed cows made $1210 - $1450 and in calf Jersey heifers made $740.

Friesian boner cows 515 kg - 540 kg made up to $930 ($1.66 - $1.72) and cross breed boners 485 kg

made$840 ($1.73).

Store pigs made $75 - $90 and weaners made $70 - $72.

Mixed age ewes made $51 - $88, ram lambs made $115 - $121 and mixed sex lambs made $80 - $84.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 23rd February 2017


Today's Dannevirke stock sale saw a good bench of buyers and a strong sale in the store section.

A small prime yarding, ewes fetching between $89.50 to $58, lambs made between $96 to $84,

Top lamb store price,172 ram lambs sold on account Korotawa Ltd,  fetching $89.50 a head.

Store lamb details:

 

Korotawa Ltd, 172 ram lbs $89.50;  
SL & PG Brass, 46 ram lbs $88, 72 ewe lbs $87.20, 14 same $85.

D & S Maher, 133 ram lbs $82, 19 male lbs $76.50, five ewe lbs $72.50; T Hoggard, 71 c/o lbs $85, 48 ewe lbs $83.50, 21 m/s lbs $66.

Bloomfield Station, 33 m/s lbs $64; Strathnashalloch Trust, 24 m/s lbs $71.50

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Rongotea Sale Reports 22nd February 2017


More summer rain and a surplus of grass in the Manawatu saw a smaller yarding of bigger cale and
weaner prices remaining strong at Rongotea this week.

2 year Hereford bulls 612 kg - 638 kg made up to $1690 ($2.63 - $2.65).

2 year Friesian heifers 335 kg – 435 kg made up to $1105 ($2.31 - $2.54) and cross breed heifers 350
kg - 440 kg made up to $1160 ($2.14 - $2.64).

18 month white face steers 435 kg made $1180 ($2.71).

18 month Angus bulls 475 kg made $1610 - $1690 and cross breed bulls 335 kg made $710 ($2.12).

18 month white face heifers 280 kg - 375 kg made up to $1060 ($2.71 - $2.96).

Yearling Angus cross heifers 220 kg made $600 ($2.61).

Weaner white face steers 105 kg – 143 kg made up to $660 ($4.38 - $5.39).

Weaner Friesian bulls 120 kg – 134 kg made up to $560 ($3.83 - $4.53) and cross breed bulls 117 kg –
220 kg made up to $610 ($2.77 - $3.78). White face bulls 97 kg - 110 kg made up to $505 ($4.21 -
$4.59) and Angus bulls 150 kg – 321 kg made up to $860 ($2.67 - $4.07).

Weaner white face heifers 107 kg 157 kg made up to $635 ($3.58 - $5.09) and Angus cross heifers
165 kg made $590 ($3.58). Murray Grey heifers 140 kg made $590 ($4.21) and cross breed heifers
128 kg made $480 ($3.74).

Beef cows with calves at foot made $1150.

Friesian boner cows 435 kg - 536 kg made up to $1150 ($1.52 - $1.68) and cross breed boners 507 kg
made$850 ($1.67). White face boners 475 kg made $895 ($1.88).

Well grown weaner pigs made $85 - $105 and smaller weaners made $55 - $75.

Mixed age ewes made $56 and 2 tooth ewes made $120. Ewe lambs made $91 - $120 and mixed sex
lambs made $59 - $83.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 16th February 2017


Today saw a small yarding at the Dannevirke stock sale. Top prime lambs made $100 a head others fetching between $76 to $91, top ewes made $90 others made between $62.50 to $97

Top store price went on account of R Robertson Trust, 68 ram lambs fetching $90 a head.

Store details:  Farnham Station, 127 c/o lbs $85.20, 173 c/o lbs $77; R Robertson Trust, 68 ram lbs $90, 74 m/s lbs $79.50, 87 ewe lbs $75, 34 ewe lbs $67.50, 64 m/s lbs $73, 42 m/s lbs $67, 17 ram lbs $74.50; JG Bird Family Trust, 44 ram lbs $76, 106 ewe lbs $74.80; Wellhusrt P/ship, 70 c/o lbs $76, 20 ewe lbs $72; Pinebank Trust, 19 m/s lbs $67.50; G Petersen, nine m/s lbs $62; K Silverster, 12 store lbs $75.50.

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Rongotea Sale Reports 15th February 2017

This week’s sale saw another big yarding of empty Friesian heifers and a good selecon of weaners to

suit all budgets.

2 year Hereford bulls 562 kg - 712 kg made up to $1980 ($2.78 - $2.93) and White Galloway bulls 390

kg - 510 kg made up to $1340 ($2.63 - $2.97).

2 year white face heifers 334 kg – 454 kg made up to $1215 ($2.45 - $2.74), Friesian heifers 355 kg –

515 kg made up to $1300 ($2.37 - $2.52) and Jersey heifers 355 kg – 510 kg made up to $1260 ($2.11

- $2.47).

18 month white face steers 337 kg made $970 ($2.88), Angus cross steers 383 kg made $990 ($2.58)

and Murray Grey cross steers 432 kg made $1190 ($2.75).

18 month Angus cross heifers 359 kg made $960 ($2.68).

15 month Jersey bulls 310 kg made up to $665 ($2.15).

Yearling white face steers 250 kg - 325 kg made up to $915 ($2.82 - $2.88) and Charolais cross steers

327 kg made $950 ($2.90).

Yearling Friesian bulls 305 kg made $730 ($2.52) and White Galloway bulls 275 kg made $910

($3.31).

Weaner Friesian bulls 110 kg – 165 kg made up to $490 ($2.97 - $4.18) and cross breed bulls 117 kg –

138 kg made up to $465 ($2.56 - $3.37). White face bulls 105 kg made $465 ($4.43).

Weaner white face steers 116 kg – 176 kg made up to $690 ($3.58 - $4.57).

Weaner white face heifers 144 kg – 165 kg made up to $670 ($3.75 - $4.28) and 90 kg - 127 kg made

up to $570 ($4.36 - $5.35).

Friesian boner cows 520 kg - 630 kg made up to $1060 ($1.61 - $1.97) and 360 kg – 488 kg made up

to $805 ($1.56 - $1.81). Cross breed boners 430 kg - 506 kg made up to $805 ($1.57 - $1.63) and

Jersey boners 353 kg – 490 kg made up to $540 ($1.36 - $1.54). White face boners 415 kg made $710

($1.71).

Weaner pigs made $62 - $77.

Mixed age ewes made $68 - $89 and mixed sex lambs made $52 - $91, depending on size

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Cattle Fair
Thursday 9th February 2017

There was a large bench of buyers, vendors and onlookers at last Thursday's Dannevirke Cattle Fair held at the Dannevirke sale yard rostrum.
More than 60 pens were on offer with buyers from the Rangitiki, Hunterville, Manawatu and Central Hawkes Bay made a solid sale. 1.7 million dollars of cattle was traded, in a very strong sale which saw cattle presented in good, forward condition




Above - Top two and a half year old Angus steers went on account of Wiha Farm P/ship, 18 well grown steers fetching $1610 a head.
Below - Top money paid for the 18month steers was $1500 (434 kilograms) a head for Simon Herbert’s top 32 Charolais steers.

Two and a half year Steer details: Alltwood Farm, 82 Angus $1510, 47 Angus $1525, 34 Angus $1490; Wiha Farm P/ship, 18 Angus $1610, 19 Angus $1565, 14 Angus $1478; Waimarie Farming P/ship, 31 Angus $1600, 33 Angus $1475, eight Angus $1400, 21 Angus/Hereford $1400; GJ & HJ Wyatt, five Angus $1350.

18 Month Steer details: SC Herbert, 33 Charolais $1490, 24 Charolais $1480, 24 Charolais $1455, 15 Charolais $1310, 32 Angus $1500, 20 Angus/Hereford $1485; SJ & SA Schofield, 13 Charolais $1260; Wiha Farm P/ship, 15 Charolais $1295, 48 Angus $1312; ED Bradley, 12 Angus $1200, 40 Angus $1272, 26 Angus $1175, nine Angus $1165.

Huiarau Station, 14 Angus $1200, 23 Angus $1300, 15 Angus $1200, 11 Angus $1160; N Jackson, 11 Angus $1265, eight Angus $1095, nine Angus $1105, two Bulls $1010; M & C Radford, nine Angus $1105, 35 Angus $1220, 15 Angus/Hereford $1125, 29 Angus $1090, 32 Angus $1125, 21 Angus $995.

Fountaine Farming Co. Ltd, 54 Angus $1348; DJ & JR Redward, 30 Angus $1300; J & MS Wilson, 33 Angus $1300; Champion Farming Ltd, 37 Angus $1280; AK & MA Brislane, 39 Angus $1240, 21 Angus $1130, 10 Angus $1130; Val-mhor, 20 Angus $1200; Chrystall Farming Ltd, 20 Angus $1205; Burnview Ltd, 42 Angus $1175; GT May, 40 Angus $1170; NA & SJ Cresswell, 25 Angus $1200; Harwood Farm, 14 Angus $1170; Waitio Farms Ltd, seven Angus $1165; AG Mattews, 50 Angus $1395.

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Rongotea Sale Reports 8th February 2017

This week’s sale saw a big yarding of empty Friesian heifers and white face weaners which sold well

to a solid buying bench.

2 year white face steers 520 kg made $1300 ($2.50) and Angus cross steers 495 kg made $1240

($2.51).

2 year Ayrshire bulls 475 kg made $1030 ($2.17) and Jersey bulls 445 kg - 456 kg made up to $1060

($2.20 - $2.32).

2 year Friesian heifers 384 kg – 450 kg made up to $1065 ($2.36 - $2.51) and cross breed heifers 387

kg made $885 ($2.29). Angus cross heifers 460 kg made $1100 ($2.39) and Ayrshire cross heifers 425

kg made $1030 ($2.42).

15 month white face steers 285 kg made $700 ($2.46) and Charolais cross steers 325 kg made $810

($2.49).

15 month white face bulls 285 kg - 325 kg made up to $800 ($2.46 - $2.74) and cross breed bulls 320

kg – 377 kg made up to $900 ($2.28 - $2.39).

Yearling Angus cross bulls 248 kg made $730 ($2.93).

Weaner white face steers 145 kg made $570 ($3.93).

Weaner Friesian bulls 120 kg – 182 kg made up to $510 ($2.92 - $3.62) and cross breed bulls 105 kg –

155 kg made up to $390 ($2.52 - $3.14). White face bulls 92 kg – 160 kg made up to $590 ($3.69 -

$4.42) and Angus cross bulls 172 kg made $460 ($2.67). Simmental cross bulls 205 kg made $690

($3.37).

Weaner white face heifers 89 kg – 151 kg made up to $530 ($3.50 - $4.67) and Angus cross heifers 97

kg - 121 kg made up to $530 ($3.61 - $4.46). Simmental cross heifers 165 kg made $550 ($3.33) and

cross breed heifers 137 kg made $355 ($2.58).

Friesian boner cows 563 kg made up to $900 ($1.60) and cross breed cows 417 kg - 460 kg made up

to $810 ($1.58). White face boners 592 kg made $1050 ($1.77).

Weaner pigs made $50 - $92.

Mixed age ewes made $67 - $89 and mixed sex lambs made $67 - $93.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 3rd February 2017


Results were very pleasing at Dannevirke on Thursday, with prime ewes and store lambs selling on a lifting market, PGG Wrightson agent Bjorn Andersen reported.

A yarding of 600 store lambs met a determined bench of buyers looking for mouths to graze surplus grass, and with quality good, ewe lambs traded at $64-$74, and cryptorchid, $77-$79. Mixed sex lambs returned $50-$79.

Prime ewes proved popular with prices also lifting. Just over 1000 were offered, with prices ranging from $67-$91.50, while 184 store ewes sold for $55-$82.
A small offering of prime lambs returned $80-$107.

Farmers Weekly


Rongotea Sale Reports 8th February 2017

This week’s sale saw a big yarding of empty Friesian heifers and white face weaners which sold well

to a solid buying bench.

2 year white face steers 520 kg made $1300 ($2.50) and Angus cross steers 495 kg made $1240

($2.51).

2 year Ayrshire bulls 475 kg made $1030 ($2.17) and Jersey bulls 445 kg - 456 kg made up to $1060

($2.20 - $2.32).

2 year Friesian heifers 384 kg – 450 kg made up to $1065 ($2.36 - $2.51) and cross breed heifers 387

kg made $885 ($2.29). Angus cross heifers 460 kg made $1100 ($2.39) and Ayrshire cross heifers 425

kg made $1030 ($2.42).

15 month white face steers 285 kg made $700 ($2.46) and Charolais cross steers 325 kg made $810

($2.49).

15 month white face bulls 285 kg - 325 kg made up to $800 ($2.46 - $2.74) and cross breed bulls 320

kg – 377 kg made up to $900 ($2.28 - $2.39).

Yearling Angus cross bulls 248 kg made $730 ($2.93).

Weaner white face steers 145 kg made $570 ($3.93).

Weaner Friesian bulls 120 kg – 182 kg made up to $510 ($2.92 - $3.62) and cross breed bulls 105 kg –

155 kg made up to $390 ($2.52 - $3.14). White face bulls 92 kg – 160 kg made up to $590 ($3.69 -

$4.42) and Angus cross bulls 172 kg made $460 ($2.67). Simmental cross bulls 205 kg made $690

($3.37).

Weaner white face heifers 89 kg – 151 kg made up to $530 ($3.50 - $4.67) and Angus cross heifers 97

kg - 121 kg made up to $530 ($3.61 - $4.46). Simmental cross heifers 165 kg made $550 ($3.33) and

cross breed heifers 137 kg made $355 ($2.58).

Friesian boner cows 563 kg made up to $900 ($1.60) and cross breed cows 417 kg - 460 kg made up

to $810 ($1.58). White face boners 592 kg made $1050 ($1.77).

Weaner pigs made $50 - $92.

Mixed age ewes made $67 - $89 and mixed sex lambs made $67 - $93

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.



Dannevirke Stock Sale Report
Thursday 19th January 2017

A yarding just over 1500 store lambs sold to a similar level as neighbouring saleyards at Dannevirke.

The average rate for the entire store offering was $56, as ewe lambs made anywhere between $49 and $66, while male lambs were $41-$66. The peak for the sale was $68.

A little less than 900 prime ewes made an average of $69, reaching as high as $98.50. Prime lambs were low, and what was traded made $73.50-$94.20.

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Rongotea Sale Reports 18th January 2017

This week’s sale saw a repeat of last week’s with another large yarding of weaners and service bulls returning for sale.

3 year Hereford bulls 875 kg made $2000 ($2.29).

2 year white face steers 430 kg made $1180 ($2.74) and Friesian steers 390 kg - 445 kg made up to $1140 ($2.18 - $2.56). Angus cross steers 345 kg made $905 ($2.62) and cross breed steers 322 kg - 457 kg made up to $1245 ($2.33 - $2.72).

2 year Hereford bulls 542 kg – 607 kg made up to $1660 ($2.52 - $3.02). Friesian bulls 444 kg - 538 kg made up to $1440 ($2.48 - $2.68) and Jersey bulls 392 kg – 636 kg made up to $1350 ($2.03 - $2.33). Cross breed bulls 475 kg – 490 kg made up to $1260 ($2.53 - $2.57) and Beef Short Horn bulls 491 kg made $1340 ($2.73).

2 year white face heifers 425 kg made $1070 ($2.52) and Angus cross 472 kg made $1260 ($2.67). Cross breed heifers 380 kg - 510 kg made up to $1300 ($2.28 - $2.55).

18 month white face heifers 334 kg – 387 kg made up to $1110 ($2.87 - $2.93).

Yearling white face steers 357 kg made $1085 ($3.03).

Yearling Hereford bulls 455 kg – 484 kg made up to $2250 ($3.87 - $4.78) and Jersey bulls 312 kg - 392 kg made up to $875 ($2.20 - $2.29).

Yearling white face heifers 310 kg made $860 ($2.77) and cross breed heifers 245 kg made $500 ($2.04).

Autumn born Friesian bulls 170 kg - 290 kg made up to $650 ($2.24 - $3.02) and beef cross bulls 155 kg – 245 kg made up to $660 ($2.69 - $3.10).

Weaner white face steers 96 kg - 120 kg made up to $570 ($3.84 - $4.83) and cross breed steers 120 kg made $430 ($3.91).

Weaner Friesian bulls 107 kg – 115 kg made up to $450 ($3.26 - $3.91) and cross breed bulls 115 kg – 144 kg made up to $415 ($2.87 - $3.61). White face bulls 130 kg – 133 kg made up to $570 ($3.08 - $4.29) and Angus cross bulls 100 kg – 119 kg made up to $535 ($4.50 - $4.68). Galloway bulls 193 kg made $540 ($2.79).

Weaner white face heifers 92 kg – 120 kg made up to $515 ($4.17 - $4.54) and Angus cross heifers 111 kg - 185 kg made up to $560 ($3.03 - $4.43).  

Beef cows with a calf at foot made $1070.

Friesian boner cows 552 kg – 629 kg made up to $1060 ($1.65 - $1.68) and cross breed cows 512 kg – 519 kg made up to $890 ($1.64 - $1.71). Jersey boners 320 kg made $540 ($1.68).

Weaner pigs made $90.

2 tooth ewes made $90 and ma ewes made $45 - $57. Mixed sex lambs made $61 - $78.

Darryl Harwood
NZFLL

Disclaimer:

This information is derived from NZ  Farmers Livestock Ltd ’s auction records.  Whilst all care has been taken by NZ Farmers Livestock Limited to compile this information, (E & OE), NZ Farmers Livestock Limited and its employees take no responsibility for its accuracy, and no warranty is expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of the information.