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11 years 1 month ago #27297 by Greenas
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we live on 5 acres in Dairy Flat which is wet as at the moment. That wet i seen a duck with 3-4 ducklings yesterday,been here for 18 years and never seen them here this time of the year
Was wondering if anyone could tell me where the Wellsford stockyards are? i am sending off 5 heifers for the first time and might go and have a look.

Thanks

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11 years 1 month ago #376439 by Stu_R
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welcome to lsb cyber family :)
um sorry mate .. amn from Manawatu so no idea where those sale yards are :( .. but lots on here from up your way so am asure some one knows :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 1 month ago #376517 by witheze
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There's a Saleyards Road at Wellsford.... :D but altho' I go thru' Wellsford quite often I haven't noticed it sorry. It is a good sale, I have sent stock there rather than my local at Kauri. A lot of beef finishing farms around there. Good luck, great weather up here at the moment too eh? I sent 8 to Silver Fern works and was astonished at the good price they are paying.

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11 years 1 month ago #377226 by Greenas
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Hi, thanks for that, managed to find the yards was a good price i got for my heifers worked out at $748 each Av live weight 348kg. Commision was $240 which i thought was good (just got to pay for the cartage now) No more agents for me going to do it myself from now on, a lot easier than i thought.

Bill

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11 years 1 month ago #377228 by Stikkibeek
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witheze;369226 wrote: There's a Saleyards Road at Wellsford.... :D but altho' I go thru' Wellsford quite often I haven't noticed it sorry. It is a good sale, I have sent stock there rather than my local at Kauri. A lot of beef finishing farms around there. Good luck, great weather up here at the moment too eh? I sent 8 to Silver Fern works and was astonished at the good price they are paying.


Right beside the A&P show grounds more or less

Greenas, congratulations on your first sale.

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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11 years 4 weeks ago #377704 by Greenas
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Stikkibeek;370031 wrote: Right beside the A&P show grounds more or less

Greenas, congratulations on your first sale.

I know how to sell, now all i need to do is buy. :)

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11 years 3 weeks ago #377997 by Rothwell
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The most useful toy that we have bought is a pair of weigh bars and a cattle platform. With the weighbars I've weighed hay bales, big straw bales, baleage bales, horses and donkeys, cattle, and have made a plywood catch pen for sheep and goats.
With this knowledge I can weigh the animals before they go to the works to ensure that I get paid for mine. The few times that I now sell through the saleyard I have a good idea of what the animal weighs so that I can get a better idea of whether I'm getting a reasonable price.
Now I sell the calves privately on bodyweight, and the lambs and bull direct to the works. The works agent gets a small commission but nowhere near as much fees as selling through the yards. Down here you have to work with the works agent to arrange the date for your animals to get ready to do their OE. Some stock and station agents also buy for some works, but some offer you a price and take the risk that the animal they buy will grade and weigh what they think that it will.

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11 years 3 weeks ago #378050 by spoook
Replied by spoook on topic Hi everyone
A bit late but.... welcome Greenas :D .
We live not far from you, you are more than welcome to come visit.
Angora goats are the main livestock.... in amongst the sheep, cattle. ducks, chooks and aviaries [;)]

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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