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Over the Farm Gate

‘Over The Farm Gate’ is PGG Wrightson’s newly named Livestock Market Update. This is an email sent to subscribers every six weeks, covering NZ livestock market reports, commentary, interviews, PGW staff profiles, industry news and much more.

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11 April 2024
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Livestock
Market Commentary

Livestock report: Waikato/South Auckland update with Brad Osborne

Brad Osborne is PGG Wrightson’s area livestock manager for Waikato/South Auckland but The Country’s Jamie Mackay found him in the Wairarapa this week. Osborne was up bright and early at 3am to drive from his hometown of Ngatea to Masterton, to attend a weaner calf sale and “support the local boys”...

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8 April 2024
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Ahuwhenua
Community
Livestock
Maori Agribusiness

Ahuwhenua Trophy Field Day - Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board

Around 250 people attended this week’s field day at Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board’s dairy farm in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Whakatōhea is a finalist in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to select the top Māori dairy farm in Aotearoa. As part of the competition each finalist stages a field day...

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30 March 2024
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Ahuwhenua
Community
Livestock
Maori Agribusiness

Ahuwhenua Trophy Field Day - Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation

More than 300 people turned out this week to a field day at Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation’s (WMI) dairy farm near Mangakino in the Waikato. WMI is one of two finalists in this years Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to select the top Māori dairy farm in Aotearoa. As part of the competition...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Busybrook 'obsession' on display in April

North Otago stud showcases some of the world’s best dairy genetics High end international dairy genetics will feature at the Busybrook Holsteins Obsession sale on 10 April. Duntroon, North Otago based Busybrook, an innovator in dairy genetics, sources highly rated bloodlines from all around the...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Positive outcomes at South Island lamb sales and ewe fairs

Abundant Southland feed and demand from cropping farmers boosts market Lamb sales and ewe fairs dominated the South Island’s February livestock market. Demand from Mid Canterbury cropping farmers, and locals seeking to make the most of Southland’s abundant feed situation kept demand for store lambs...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Dry prompts early Marlborough calf sale

North Island purchasers eager to support Prolonged dry conditions starting to adversely affect Marlborough farms prompted an early calf sale in the region in late February, which North Island farmers supported enthusiastically to leave all parties satisfied. With stock water dams running dry and...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Online only dispersal sale achieves full clearance

Ranfurly farm sells 2500 capital stock ewes South Island-wide via bidr® A recent dispersal sale of a Ranfurly farm’s capital stock ewes was successfully carried out fully online via bidr®. Initially apprehensive about loading the entire responsibility for the sale onto bidr®, in hindsight farmer...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock

Staff Profile - Hamish Holst

Ready to jump in After three years at Lincoln University completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture, and two years in Blenheim establishing himself as a livestock representative in the PGG Wrightson trainee programme, Hamish Holst is heading to Wairoa and ready for his first role as a fully...

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13 March 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Northland weaners set to sell well

Excellent summer of growth results in well-presented stock Around 10,000 Northland weaner calves are selling in the first half of March in a series of sales throughout the region. Ranging from Peria to Wellsford, the sales typically attract buyers from across the North Island, including from...

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9 February 2024
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Livestock
Market Commentary

Livestock report: Self-shedding Wiltshire sheep fetch top prices

Self-shedding Wiltshire sheep are bringing in high prices at the moment, says PGG Wrightson’s Regional Livestock Manager - Te Kuiti, Kevin Mortensen. Mortensen told The Country’s Jamie Mackay that breeding ewes were fetching up to $500. The sale happened last week, at a yarding of around 5800 sheep...

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8 February 2024
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Over the Farm Gate
Livestock

Dispersal sale for renowned inter-generational Manawatu studstock business

Angus breed champions bowing out. Alan, Michele, Colin and Louise Dalziell, owners of renowned Manawatu beef stud Atahua Angus, are bringing the curtain down on their business with a dispersal sale on 8 April. Atahua Angus was established by Alan and Colin’s parents Elsie and Verdun Dalziell in 1961...

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11 April 2024
Categories
Livestock
Market Commentary

Livestock report: Waikato/South Auckland update with Brad Osborne

Brad Osborne is PGG Wrightson’s area livestock manager for Waikato/South Auckland but The Country’s Jamie Mackay found him in the Wairarapa this week. Osborne was up bright and early at 3am to drive from his hometown of Ngatea to Masterton, to attend a weaner calf sale and “support the local boys”...

Video or image
8 April 2024
Categories
Ahuwhenua
Community
Livestock
Maori Agribusiness

Ahuwhenua Trophy Field Day - Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board

Around 250 people attended this week’s field day at Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board’s dairy farm in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Whakatōhea is a finalist in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to select the top Māori dairy farm in Aotearoa. As part of the competition each finalist stages a field day...

Video or image
30 March 2024
Categories
Ahuwhenua
Community
Livestock
Maori Agribusiness

Ahuwhenua Trophy Field Day - Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation

More than 300 people turned out this week to a field day at Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation’s (WMI) dairy farm near Mangakino in the Waikato. WMI is one of two finalists in this years Ahuwhenua Trophy competition to select the top Māori dairy farm in Aotearoa. As part of the competition...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Busybrook 'obsession' on display in April

North Otago stud showcases some of the world’s best dairy genetics High end international dairy genetics will feature at the Busybrook Holsteins Obsession sale on 10 April. Duntroon, North Otago based Busybrook, an innovator in dairy genetics, sources highly rated bloodlines from all around the...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Positive outcomes at South Island lamb sales and ewe fairs

Abundant Southland feed and demand from cropping farmers boosts market Lamb sales and ewe fairs dominated the South Island’s February livestock market. Demand from Mid Canterbury cropping farmers, and locals seeking to make the most of Southland’s abundant feed situation kept demand for store lambs...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Dry prompts early Marlborough calf sale

North Island purchasers eager to support Prolonged dry conditions starting to adversely affect Marlborough farms prompted an early calf sale in the region in late February, which North Island farmers supported enthusiastically to leave all parties satisfied. With stock water dams running dry and...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Online only dispersal sale achieves full clearance

Ranfurly farm sells 2500 capital stock ewes South Island-wide via bidr® A recent dispersal sale of a Ranfurly farm’s capital stock ewes was successfully carried out fully online via bidr®. Initially apprehensive about loading the entire responsibility for the sale onto bidr®, in hindsight farmer...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock

Staff Profile - Hamish Holst

Ready to jump in After three years at Lincoln University completing a Bachelor of Commerce in Agriculture, and two years in Blenheim establishing himself as a livestock representative in the PGG Wrightson trainee programme, Hamish Holst is heading to Wairoa and ready for his first role as a fully...

Video or image
13 March 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock
Market Commentary

Northland weaners set to sell well

Excellent summer of growth results in well-presented stock Around 10,000 Northland weaner calves are selling in the first half of March in a series of sales throughout the region. Ranging from Peria to Wellsford, the sales typically attract buyers from across the North Island, including from...

Video or image
9 February 2024
Categories
Livestock
Market Commentary

Livestock report: Self-shedding Wiltshire sheep fetch top prices

Self-shedding Wiltshire sheep are bringing in high prices at the moment, says PGG Wrightson’s Regional Livestock Manager - Te Kuiti, Kevin Mortensen. Mortensen told The Country’s Jamie Mackay that breeding ewes were fetching up to $500. The sale happened last week, at a yarding of around 5800 sheep...

Video or image
8 February 2024
Categories
Over the Farm Gate
Livestock

Dispersal sale for renowned inter-generational Manawatu studstock business

Angus breed champions bowing out. Alan, Michele, Colin and Louise Dalziell, owners of renowned Manawatu beef stud Atahua Angus, are bringing the curtain down on their business with a dispersal sale on 8 April. Atahua Angus was established by Alan and Colin’s parents Elsie and Verdun Dalziell in 1961...

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