NUMBERS eased last week in Hamilton, with 43 head less yarded for a total of 192, consisting of 128 cows, 53 trade and 11 bulls.
THERE were nearly 5000 cattle yarded at Mortlake on Thursday, taking the month’s total store cattle to just short of 7000 head - overall it was another very good quality yarding of cattle presented.
Agents last week drew for similar numbers to that of a fortnight before with 235 yarded, which consisted of 101 cows, 125 trade and 9 bulls.
NUMBERS almost halved back to 5850 lambs at Hamilton last week.
THE first March Store Cattle Sale in Mortlake last Thursday saw just shy of 2200 cattle yarded in what has been described as highly successful overall. Heavy grown steers weighing 520-560kg sold slightly stronger than last sale and made up to 580c/kg. The 450-500kg steers sold to similar rates of the previous sale, principally between […]
The first prime market in March on Friday last week saw numbers increased slightly this week, with 256 put forward, including 208 cows, 27 trade and 21 bulls.
ADDITIONAL restocker competition helped some young cattle sales lift up to 30c/kg and suitable cows hold firm. Most young cattle averaged unchanged to slightly dearer as did grown steers. Friesian steers were 15c to 20c dearer and beef cows lifted 10c to 15c/kg. The poor to plainer conditioned cows averaged 20c cheaper and beef bulls […]
THERE was another excellent offering of sheep of all weights and grades saw 11,718 being offered at Hamilton this week.