This week’s market has seen a major increase, particularly over the last 4 weeks.
The cattle market was up to 60c kg better over some grades on Monday. Tuesday saw the fat lambs make over $6.00 per kg, an increase from 3 months ago where they were selling at $4.80 kg.
The KMWL top price was $200.00 which was sold on behalf of Ian Tremain from the Cranbury area which were 2nd cross lambs – out of first cross ewes by a dorset ram.
In addition, store lambs were making up to $100.00.
With the early break, lots of oats have been planted and the local lucerne growth has been fantastic.
Most farmers have gone from no feed to plenty of feed within two weeks.
Paul said that, ‘good follow up rain is very important now – we are only 25 ml away from a very good autumn, which we haven’t seen for 10 years.’
By Paul Breen