Bulls in demand as stock snapped up

DEENA COSTER
Last updated 06:00 17/01/2014
Close to 200 cattle were sold in two hours at a stock sale at the RD1 Livestock yards in Kaponga.
DEENA COSTER/Fairfax NZ

SALE DAY: Close to 200 cattle were sold in two hours at a stock sale at the RD1 Livestock yards in Kaponga.

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South Taranaki farmers on the hunt for next season's stock are getting in early.

Both of last week's sales at the RD1 Livestock sale centre near Kaponga saw all stock cleared.

RD1 lower North Island manager Brent Espin said cattle were selling well above the price offered by the works.

"There's a strong bench of buyers looking to buy for next season," he said.

Close to 400 cattle were sold at the Kaponga-based yard last week, with sales on Monday and Thursday.

Mr Espin said bulls fetched up to $1900 each, while 18-month jersey bulls went for between $950 and $1150.

"There is big demand for jersey bulls suitable for farming."

A variety of stock is on sale during any given week, including calves, bulls, dairy cows and heifers.

Stock sales are held at midday every Thursday at the RD1 Livestock sale centre in Lower Duthie Rd.

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