A yarding of 3750 scanned in lamb ewes kicked off the sale
at Feilding on Friday. The quality offered was only of
medium or worse. If killing space was more readily
available, many of the ewes would be better off going to the
works. Top money was $115 for 77 mixed age ewes scanned
in-lamb at 160%.
The market remained firm for a medium yarding of about 1000
prime lambs at Canterbury Park on Tuesday. Heavy lambs made
$120-$120. Good lambs fetched $105-$117. Medium types made
$90-$100, light $75-$88.
Detailed rules governing the environmental effect of the
plantation forestry industry are being taken out of the
hands of local government and replaced by a new National
Environmental Standard (NES) under the Resource Management
Act in a bid to streamline forestry operations and improve
Planning is the key to success for this year’s
Sharemilker-Equity Farmers of the Year, Justin and Melissa
Slattery. They told Anne Lee their plans include every
aspect of farm management, and also ways to enjoy life.