PGG Wrightson Livestock Roundup 6 September 2019
Callum Stewart joins Anna Thomas on the dailty report to discuss bull sales, bidr and the livestock market.
Two Year Bull Sales
The two year bull sales saw it's best season in five years with farmers showing real confidence in the products they're purchasing. Breeders are producing a good product and advancements in genetics are rewarding commercial farmers with quality stock.
Yearling Bull Auctions
With upcoming yearling bull auctions kicking off around the country it's time to get young, proven genetics into the industry. It's a challenging time in the dairy market with dairy farmers restricted with what they can pay for yearling bulls, although the recent Fonterra announcement has put some confidence back.
PGW Genetics is already seeing the benefits of New Zealands online livestock selling platform bidr for Genetics sales. The nationwide reach and reduced costs make bidr a valuable tool for farmers to leverage when selling stock.
Anna and Callum also talk about the general state of the industry where hogget is seeing good returns at the saleyards and the store market is starting to lift.