PW&A Livestock

Amongst Peter Walsh’s (PW&A) nationwide team of experienced livestock brokers are ten experienced auctioneers, TEN dairy specialists and FOUR stud livestock experts.

We pride ourselves in setting the market rather than taking what the market offers and provide the right of choice when it comes to selling or buying livestock.

Click on the following links find out more on the various services on offer or to find your nearest livestock broker.

PW&A is available to broker transactions between farmers, local trade outlets, meat exporters and international buyers. The service operates on a per head pricing basis and is suitable for transactions involving:

  • Breeding livestock
  • Store stock
  • Prime stock
  • Live exports of dairy/beef cattle and sheep

PW&A can draft livestock to export and local trade on the basis of:

  • Schedule/pool
  • Cents per kilogram or
  • Contract specifications

Grazing & Produce Sales
PW&A provides and brokers agreements between farmers – always supported by a contract – for the supply of:

  • Long and short-term dairy grazing
  • Adult ewe and hogget winter grazing
  • Hay and surplus straw
  • All types of feed grain

If you could like to speak the PW&A broker in your region, you will find their details on the PW&A Broker page of this site.

When it comes to trading livestock and achieving the best market price, the team at Peter Walsh (PW&A) believes you can’t go past the auction system.

The company has particular expertise in:

  • Sale yards selling, conducting and organising livestock auction sales throughout the South Island – from seven public sale yard bases – on more than 200 days each year
  • On-farm livestock auctions
  • Clearing sale auctions

In addition, there are two high-profile Peter Walsh (PW&A) mid-winter machinery auctions held in July – one in South Canterbury and the other in North Canterbury.

The company has a professional team of auctioneers – expertly supported by a back office that seamlessly processes the traditionally-cumbersome administration that accompanies auction sales.

A custom-built IT system, which the brokers feed directly into via field-based technology, fast tracks sales and facilitates a speedy flow of information back to both vendors and the purchasing public.

PW&A can advise on the optimum timing of an auction, document costs, complete the advertising, and select and draft the livestock. In the case of clearing sales, staff will set up and lay out surplus plant and machinery correctly, as well as market the livestock and plant on offer.

On sale day, expected values are provided to vendors by the auctioneer. Administration staff facilitate post-auction deliveries, record sold items and collect purchasers’ payments. And, at the end of the day, the vendor receives a detailed account for that day, with the full proceeds payment (less expenses) made 14 days from sale date.

If you would like to speak to the Peter Walsh (PW&A) broker in your region and learn more about the auction system, you will find their details on the Our Team page of this site. Simply click on the icon that is closest to your location and the broker’s profile and contact details will appear.

Our company

PW&A was established in 2002 by respected livestock brokers Peter Walsh and Hamish Lane. The pair’s experience in the livestock industry totalled more than four decades when they teamed up.

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PWA Finance

Peter Walsh & Associates Finance has been set up to strengthen and grow the company’s existing livestock trading business. It specialises in short-term financing (up to 12 months) of day-to-day livestock transactions.

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Your sale yard at your fingertips. Peter Walsh & Associates Ltd’s PW&A LIVEBid™ online auction system has been developed to facilitate the online auction selling of livestock.

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