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Livestock Market Update: High interest and strong enquires with upcoming clearing sales
16 April 2021

Livestock Market Update: High interest and strong enquires with upcoming clearing sales

Positive signals for very successful results as confidence builds and demand for quality stock outruns supply

Dairy farmers have rediscovered their confidence in recent months, with the increased payout and the current feed situation both having a positive impact.

Dairy herd sales were buoyant through March, with vendors achieving some excellent results selling good quality herds on forward contracts. Market enthusiasm was high, responding to the quality stock offered, particularly in lines of in-calf cows and in-calf heifers, which the market may find difficult to match supply and demand through the coming months.

Clearing sales scheduled for late April through into early June will be the focus for remaining unmet demand for dairy cattle, particularly through Waikato and the lower North Island, where key clearing sales are scheduled. Selected dairy herd clearing sales will be run as hybrid livestreamed bidr® auctions, operating online alongside the traditional auction method. Those booked in early autumn feature quality capital stock that has already created plenty of interest from potential buyers, boding for a successful series of sales leading into the 2021/22 dairy season.

Those seeking to buy at these sales, or the elite dairy genetics sales across the rest of the country, should check up-coming sales at Agonline for the latest information, and advise their local PGG Wrightson representative what they are looking for.

Click here to go to AgOnline.

Jamie Cunninghame, PGG Wrightson National Dairy Livestock Manager

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Taranaki Dairy Auction

12 April 2021
Established Top High Indexed and Capacious High Production Dairy and Heifer Dispersal Sale;

Held On Farm Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 11.30am.
1055 Pukearuhe Road, RD 44, Urenui 4377 D/N 43494.

For further enquires contact PGW Taranaki Livestock Manager Andrew Gibson on 027 444 0108

Or click here to visit AgOnline for more information about the sale.

Livestock Report on The Country 13 May 2021

13 May 2021

Listen now as The Country's Jamie Mackay is joined by PGG Wrightson's Marlborough livestock manager Pete Barnes, to provide an update on the livestock selling season.

Mackay said recent dry weather conditions would be impacting livestock. Barnes agreed, but noted that the recent rains should help ease any issues.

Mackay and Barnes then discussed vineyard grazing in Marlborough, where sheep roamed the vineyards to consume the grass, post grape harvest.

Barnes added that farms had a good relationship with vineyard owners and the process complemented both industries.

The calf selling season was rounding up. Barnes noted that the average per kilo prices were 4 cents on average across recent sales.

Bull selling season was coming up next, with sales in Marlborough starting on May 28, followed by the June selling programme.

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