Rising 2-year-old angus steers sold well but some pens of Friesian bulls were passed in at yesterday's store sale at Stortford Lodge.

A big yarding of about 700 head of mostly good quality sold on a solid market.

In the yarding of about 7000 sheep the longer-term lambs were cheaper than last week. The top lines continued to sell strongly. A feature of the lamb yarding was the number of Taupo lambs. Feed is short there so the lambs are sent to Hawke's Bay where there is plenty of feed.

Buyers were from Hawke's Bay Taupo and Canterbury.

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PRICES

Cattle — cows

: Vic, M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 32 m/a here-cross, av weight, 562kg, 243c/kg, $1365/head; Toronui Station, Tutira, 14 R10 ang-here, av weight, 657kg, 206c/kg, $1365/head; Doran Family Trust, Taupo, 26 R2 heifers, rwb, av weight, 345kg, 272c/kg, $940/head.

Steers: R2, Te Whana Farm, Kereru, 33 ang, av weight, 516kg, 306c/kg, $1582/head; 13 ang and ang-here, av weight, 504kg, 300c/kg, $1500/head; 11 ang, av weight, 480kg, 304c/kg, $1465/head; C and J Lee, Tangoio, 27 ang, av weight, 432kg, 311c/kg, $1345/head; G and J McLennan, Oueroa, 18 ang, av weight, 412kg, 308c/kg, $1270/head; nine charo-cross, av weight, 465kg, 298c/kg, $1390/head; nine ang, av weight, 481kg, 298c/kg, $1440/head; Glenview Farming, Tangoio, 17 ang, av weight, 349kg, 306c/kg, $1070/head; Glenlands, Taupo, 18 here-fries, av weight, 371kg, 268c/kg, $1000/head; D and M Maxwell, Cricklewood Rd, 14 ang and ang-here, av weight, 435kg, 310c/kg, $1330/head; Bay View Station, Eskdale, 10 ang, av weight, 310kg, 277c/kg, $860/head; 26 ang, av weight, 364kg, 276c/kg, $1005/head. Wnr, D Everest, Putere, 13 sth dev-cross, av weight, 228kg, 314c/kg, $720/head; 18 sth dev-cross, av weight, 190kg, 383c/kg, $730/head; J Kamo, Chatham Island, six here-cross, av weight, 243kg, 251c/kg, $610/head.

Bulls: R2, K Clark, Chatham Island, 11 here-cross, av weight, 340kg, 251c/kg, $855/head; Halliwell Trust, Patoka, 19 fries, av weight, 387kg, 251c/kg, $975/head; five fries, av weight, 371kg, 243c/kg, $905/head; J Kamo, Chatham Island, 10 here-cross, av weight, 279kg, 229c/kg, $640/head. Wnr, Wharekauri Holdings, Chatham Island, 25 ang-cross, av weight, 199kg, 275c/kg, $550/head; Harris Tuna, Sherenden, six dairy-cross, av weight, 348kg, 192c/kg, $670/head;
Heifers: R2, Williams Hill Station, Puketitiri, 27 charo-cross, av weight, 395kg, 282c/kg, $1117/head; 10 ang, av weight, 352kg, 295c/kg, $1040/head; 10 charo-cross, av weight, 360kg, 277c/kg, $1000/head; Doran Family Trust, Taupo, 12 ang, av weight, 319kg, 256c/kg, $820/head; 12 ang, av weight, 310kg, 265c/kg, $825/head; B Farquharson, Glengarry Rd, 30 here-fries, av weight, 390kg, 271c/kg, $1060/head; C and S Cutbush, Norsewood, 14 ang-here, av weight, 410kg, 274c/kg, $1125/head; 13 here-cross, av weight, 414kg, 283c/kg, $1135/head; Glendowie Farm, Patoka, 22 here-fries, av weight, 367kg, 264c/kg, $970/head; seven simm-cross, av weight, 449kg, 232kg; $850/head; Mesa Farm, Maraekakaho, 22 here-fries, av weight, 383kg, 273c/kg, $1050/head; 10 here-fries, av weight, 362kg, 270c/kg, $980/head; Roundhill P/ship, Tutira, 15 here, av weight, 411kg, 273c/kg, $1150/head; Argyll School, Argyll, 10 here-fries, av weight, 498kg, 262c/kg, $1305/head; M Thomsen Family Trust, Patoka, seven here-fries, av weight, 394kg, 263c/kg, $1030/head; Pouhokio Station, Waimarama, six here-fries, av weight, 447kg, 261c/kg, $1172/head; Bay View Station, Eskdale, 10 ang, av weight, 312kg, 275c/kg, $860/head; M McAuliffe, Taihape Rd, six simm-cross, av weight, 361kg, 232c/kg, $840/head; Glenview Farming, Tangoio, 11 ang and ang-here, av weight, 314kg, 273c/kg, $860/head; Simmons Farming, Pakaututu, 13 ang-cross, av weight, 357kg, 270c/kg, $965/head; J Kamo, Chatham Island, five crossbred, av weight, 269kg, 197c/kg, $530/head; P Bailey, Riverslea Rd, six sth dev, av weight, 356kg, 274c/kg, $980/head. Wnr, D Everest, Putere, nine ang-cross, av weight, 210kg, 289c/kg, $610/head; 10 ang and sth dev, av weight, 182kg, 302c/kg, $550/head; Wharekauri Holdings, Chatham Island, nine ang, av weight, 178kg, 289c/kg, $515/head; S Bain, Kotemaori, eight sth dev-cross, av weight, 228kg, 285c/kg, $650/head;.

Sheep — ewes: J and L Chittick, Puketitiri, 61 m/a, rwr, $137; 26 m/a, rwr, $110.

Lambs: Kiwitahi Trust, Taupo, 87 c/o, $97; 324 c/o, $116.50; Mangatawhiti Station, Ohuka, 40 b/f c/o, $120; 86 male, $124; 151 c/o, $122.50; 73 b/f ewe, $115; 140 ewe, $115.50; Shannon Station, Wairoa, 193 ram, $133; Te Tiki Station, Wairoa, 426 c/o, $129; 250 c/o, $124.50; 108 b/f c/o, $128; Allen Farming, Mangleton, 221 c/o, $125.50; 177 c/o, $129.50; 116 ewe, $119.50; Franklin Farm, Waiohiki, 256 ram, $1334.50; 47 b/f ram, $146;
Mesa Farm, Maraekakaho, 172 c/o, $124; G and E Cameron, Chatham Island, 181 weth, $125; Te Ngaio Farm, Chatham Island, 244 weth, $116; Hurakia Station, Taupo, 242 male, $108; 279 male, $105.50; 135 male, $104; D Matches and Co, Glengarry, 87 c/o, $132; D Koster, Taupo, 280 weth, $101; R Holmes, Chatham Island, 139 weth, $118; Glenview Farming, Tangoio, 126 male, $122; 132 ewe, $112; Rangatira E Trust, Taupo, 123 c/o, $128.50; 112 c/o, $122.50; 43 c/o, $104; 138 ewe, $114; 50 ewe, $87; Rangiatea Station, Taupo, 83 c/o, $109.50; 53 c/o, $92.50; 121 ewe, $102; 110 ewe, $96; 74 ewe, $77; I and M Abernethy, Bush Rd, 56 c/o, $112; 136 ewe, $104.50; 34 c/o, $102.50; Pukenui Station, Makaretu, 70 male, $95; 109 m/s, $89.50; D Everest, Putere, 70 m/s, $144; Glenora Holdings, Takapau, 39 m/s b/f, $115; Soldiers Trading, Rissington, 164 m/s, $94; 157 m/s, $86.50; G and K Christison, Tutira, 83 ewe, $109.50; Ngahiri Farming Trust, Kotemaori, 70 ewe, $124; McLeod P/ship, Ongaonga, 59 ewe, $110.50; B Webster, Bay View, 20 b/f ram, $151; Noscasi Farm, Waipukurau, 12 m/s, $146.

Prime sale

Good numbers of cattle and sheep continued to sell well in the rain on Monday.
In contrast to much of the year there were 42 cattle on offer. The best of a big yarding of 1051 lambs was in good demand but others were hard work for auctioneers.
The cattle were mostly heavy cows which sold well.
The ewe yarding numbered about 700. They also sold well although one line was passed in.

PRICES

Cattle — cows

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: (Ang, ang-here, fries-cross) Av weight, 527kg to 695kg, 169c/kg to 203.5c/kg, $890/head to $1390/head.

Heifers: (Here-fries, simm-cross, ang, here) Av weight, 400kg to 536kg, 250.5c/kg to 271.5c/kg, $1242/head to $1436/head.

Oxen: (Fries) Weight, 663kg, 277c/kg $1841/head.
Sheep — ewes: Slipe: Heavy, $183, $185; good, $151; med, $128 to $147; light, $110 to $117. Shorn, heavy, $181; med, $129.

Lambs: Male, $126 to $193.50; b/f, $150; ewe, $163 to $167.50; b/f, $140; M/s, $130, $140; b/f, $152.