Plenty of rain around Hawke's Bay meant store lamb prices rose at Stortford Lodge yesterday.
The best of a yarding of about 2500 quality lambs were sought after by buyers mostly from Hawke's Bay with some support from Taupo and Levin.
The cattle yarding of about 350 head was mostly young stock.
Yearling friesian bulls sold well with one pen of 380kg animals making $1110.
The two-year-old friesian bulls also cracked the $3/kg mark.
Cows: Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, eight empty fries, av weight, 552kg,184c/kg, $1015/head.
Steers: 2yr, Stuart Trust, Crownthorpe, five ang, av weight, 499kg, 295c/kg, $1474/head; seven sth dev-cross, av weight, 559kg, 299c/kg, $1675/head. Yrling, D Hayes, Mangleton, 16 here-fries, av weight, 259kg, 366c/kg, $950/head; seven here-cross, av weight, 274kg, 315c/kg, $865/head; five ang-cross, av weight, 277kg, 375c/kg, $1040/head; five here-cross, av weight, 235kg, 310c/kg, $730/head; seven here-fries, av weight, 213kg, 346c/kg, $740/head; J Gilmore, Sherenden, six crossbred, av weight, 330kg, 258c/kg, $855/head.
Bulls: 2yr, Pickett Farming, Wairoa, 17 fries, av weight, 484kg, 303c/kg, $1470/head. Yrling, Mahurangi Ltd, Wairoa, 40 fries, av weight, 319kg, 300c/kg, $960/head; 32 fries, av weight, 307kg, 309c/kg, $950/head; Pickett Farming, Wairoa, 20 fries, av weight, 380kg, 291c/kg, $1110/head; 20 fries, av weight, 349kg, 295c/kg, $1035/head; Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, six banded galloway, av weight, 199kg, 296c/kg, $590/head; Riverbank, Rissington, seven ang rigs, av weight, 378kg, 283c/kg, $1075/head.
Heifers: Yrling, Stonehenge, Whakapirau, 10 here-fries, av weight, 251kg, 286c/kg, $720/head; 10 here-cross, av weight, 232kg, 267c/kg, $620/head; D Hayes, Mangleton, eight here-fries, av weight, 254kg, 298c/kg, $758/head; five here-cross, av weight, 263kg, 254c/kg, $670/head; eight here-fries, av weight, 206kg, 265c/kg, $550/head; J Gilmore, Sherenden, nine crossbred, av weight, 298kg, 267c/kg, $800/head; Waikareao, Te Aute, five ang, av weight, 244kg, 311c/kg, $760/head; O Stanley, Te Awanga, five here-fries, av weight, 354kg, 279c/kg, $990/head; Jose Farm Trust, Maraekakaho, 12 wnr dairy-cross, av weight, 145kg, 429c/kg, $460/head.
Ewes, lambs at foot: Sun Empress Trust, Hastings, 19 ewes, 31 lambs, $105 all counted.
Lambs: Millstone P/ship, Waimarama, 94 m/s, $136; 147 m/s, $112.50; Mangatapiri Station, Elsthorpe, 303 c/o, $127; Tyrone Farm, Blackburn Ridge, 119 m/s b/f, $113; 86 m/s b/f, $133.50; 82 m/s b/f, $100; 31 ewe, $96; R Tarrant, Takapau, 11 m/s b/f, $120; R Meredith, Hatuma, 83 m/s, $130; M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 176 c/o, $110.50; 53 c/o, 207 c/o, $98.50; 176 c/o, $97.50; 66 c/o, $84; Branksome Ltd, Tikokino, 160 m/s, $108; 123 m/s, $89.50; 82 ram, $100; 43 m/s b/f, $83.50; 38 ram, $82; Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, 171 ram, $120.50; Kaiwaka HB Ltd, Kaiwaka, 54 c/o, $119.20; 47 c/o b/f, $120.50; Freelands Farming, Wimbledon, 190 m/s b/f, $86; 77 m/s b/f, $79; Wairunga, Maraetotara, 67 m/s $96.
Ewe and lamb prices held up in the face of falling schedules at Monday's sale. The best of the ewes made $181.50 and lighter ewes held up well. A small mixed-quality yarding of lambs also sold well despite easing schedules.
In the cattle sale the yarding of 47 good quality, mostly female head sold on a strong market.
Heifers: (Ang here-fries, here) Av weight, 400kg to 614kg, 266c/kg to 299c/kg, $1064/head to $1795/head.
Oxen: (Here-fries, here-cross) Av weight, 612kg to 645kg, 295c/kg, 296c/kg, $1813/head $1902/head.
Bull: (Ang) Weight, 630kg, 271c/kg, $1707/head.
Ewes: Shorn, heavy, $181.50; good, $152.50 to $165.50; med, $135 to $150; light, $119 to $128; Slipe, good, $141; med, $120.50 to $130.50. Woolly, good, $153; med, $124.
Lambs: Hoggets, l/t, male, $130 to $175; ewe, $155.50; m/s, $101, $184. New season, male, $1'55, $157; ewe b/f, $148; m/s, $75 to $170; b/f, $122 to $165.