Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Livestock


Store markets make good progress

Store markets make good progress

BySuz BremnerJul 1, 2022
As the shortest day passes and we creep into the second half of the year it is an opportune time to look back and see how the first six months in the store markets have tracked.  It has been a…

Storms rock the boat

BySuz BremnerJun 17, 2022
The catchment of the Temuka and Stortford Lodge sale yards stretches as far as the Chatham and Pitt Islands and at this time of year livestock from both should be…

Carried away by Charolais

ByAnnette ScottJun 17, 2022
It was love at first sight for John Henderson, who paid the record price of $50,000 for Sandown, a Charolais yearling bull at the Silverstream 34th annual bull sale. “I…

Grass-driven demand for breeding ewes

BySuz BremnerJun 10, 2022
A favourable autumn that has left pasture covers high is directly related to an increase in demand for older in-lamb ewes in Hawke’s Bay.  While it is still early days…


Local market mops up export consignment

Local market mops up export consignment

ByAnnette ScottJun 9, 2022
The 6000 cattle from a failed live export consignment destined for China have now all sold in the local market.…
Online trading thrives through covid

Online trading thrives through covid

ByHugh StringlemanJun 7, 2022
More than 7000 farmers and 11 livestock agencies are using the online platform bidr to buy and sell, which has…
How does NZ’s rates compare to other shearing nations?

How does NZ’s rates compare to other shearing nations?

Earlier this month, Farmers Weekly reported the New Zealand Shearing Contractors’ Association (NZSCA) is lifting pay rates to encourage shearers…
Autumn on-farm sale pays dividends

Autumn on-farm sale pays dividends

BySuz BremnerJun 3, 2022
A change of plans for selling lambs and cattle paid dividends for Hanmer Springs farmers Hamish and Mary McRae from…
A perfect storm for cull dairy cows

A perfect storm for cull dairy cows

BySuz BremnerMay 27, 2022
The Temuka sale yards is the home of cull dairy cows and it was packed to capacity this week, as…
Bull sale average prices increasing

Bull sale average prices increasing

ByHugh StringlemanMay 26, 2022
Kincardine Angus near Queenstown had a spectacular bull sale with a top price of $81,000 paid for Kincardine Rainstorme R25,…
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