Store stock swamped the saleyards at Feilding on Friday,
with the cattle bookings closing on Wednesday and nearly
23,000 sheep on offer. These numbers might have been too
much for the market with R2 steers falling away and big
periods of weakness in the lamb pens. There are a few
headwinds for the market for store stock with the dollar
firming, winter rearing its head and no meat company talking
up the prospects for lamb export markets.