A quality yarding of cattle sold on a solid market at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.
Buyers from throughout Hawke's Bay bid strongly for the yarding of about 260 head.
However, the story was different for the small yarding of store lambs. Most of them were longer term and sold cheaply.
Cows and calves: I and C Parker, Taheke, six m/a here-fries, six calves, av weight, 826kg, 204c/kg, $1690/head; four 2yr here-fries, four calves, av weight, 762kg, 220c/kg, $1680/head.
Steers: 2yr, Kopanga Station, Havelock North, 38 ang, av weight, 595kg, 280c/kg, $1670/head; 24 the same, av weight, 574kg, 275c/kg, $1578/head; 11 the same, av weight, 532kg, 270c/kg, $1440/head; 26 ang-here, av weight, 578kg, 276c/kg, $1595/head; 16 charo-cross, av weight, 539kg, 278c/kg, $1500/head; seven sth dev, av weight, 484kg, 283c/kg, $1375/head; six ang and ang-here, av weight, 504kg, 277c/kg, $1400/head; Est A M McKay, Waikare, 20 ang and ang-here, av weight, 517kg, 272c/kg, $1410/head; S Burden, Lawn Rd, five here-fries, av weight, 550kg, 267c/kg, $1470/head; M Fullerton-Smith, Waipawa, five 15mnth here-fries, av weight, 319kg, 282c/kg, $902/head.
Heifers: 18mnth, Summit Farm, Ongaonga, 15 ang-cross, av weight, 315kg, 269c/kg, $850/head; nine crossbred, av weight, 336kg, 270c/kg, $910/head; nine here-cross, av weight, 278kg, 294c/kg, $820/head; 12 the same, av weight, 258kg, 265c/kg, $685/head; H Evers-Swindell, Maraekakaho, 11 ang and ang-cross, av weight, 386kg, 259c/kg, $1020/head; M Roys, Ongaonga, 14 charo-cross, av weight, 369kg, 273c/kg, $1010/head;
Lambs: KFL Farming, Aorangi Rd, 80 m/s b/f, $66; Snowden Farming, Waimarama, 86 m/s, $54.50; K2K, Tikokino, 100 ram, $65; 124 ewe, $59; 57 ewe, $38; 36 ram, $44. Ardlussa, Waihau, 46 m/s, $47; Bush Grove, Crownthorpe, 110 male, $45; A and G Stoddart, Takapau, 16 m/s, $95.
Prime saleEwe prices continued their downward journey at Monday's prime sale.
Meat schedules continue to fall and this is reflected in the returns for ewes and lambs.
There were only three cattle in the cattle sale.
Cow, weight, 895kg, 170c/kg, $1521/head. Heifer, 595kg, 270c/kg, $1606/head. Bull, 750kg, 253c/kg, $1897/head.
Ewes: Shorn, good, $60 to $67.70; med, $54.25 to $59; lighter, $42.50 to $52.50; light, $30.
Lambs: male, $78 to $88.50, b/f, $65 to $92.50; ewe, b/f, $50.75 to $91; $54 to $102; b/f, $65.50 to $96.