25 March 2019

Feilding prime cattle and sheep 18.03

  • Boner Friesian cows, 470-545kg, firmed to $1.52-$1.62/kg

  • In-calf Friesian cows, 370-560kg, made $1.78-$1.86/kg

  • Heavy prime lambs all made $157-$178

  • Mid-range prime ewes sold for $118-$129

  • Good autumn-born whiteface heifer calves were $285-$330

Not much changed in the prime cattle markets at Feilding last Monday, with the main difference being a small lift for bulls and cows. Friesian and Simmental bulls, 600-760kg, were $2.59-$2.68/kg, while most Friesian cows exceeded $1.50/kg.
A combination of a stronger market and heavier weights meant half the prime lambs made $156-$170.50, with equal numbers both higher and lower than this range. Most prime ewes were steady at $118-$139.
Close to 100 autumn-born calves were well supported by locals. Good Friesian bull calves made $255-$320, with good beef-cross at $300-$350.