The dream run continued for anyone with cattle to sell, with strong competition keeping prices up at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.
A bigger than usual yarding of more than 1000 head of mostly outstanding quality sold to buyers from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Gisborne, Manawatu and Waikato.
The best of a yarding of about 5000 sheep sold up to recent high prices but smaller lambs were back by up to $8. Good Cricklewood Station ewes with terminal lambs at foot made up to $88.50.
3yr, Dever Family Trust, Korokipo, 22 ang, av weight, 461kg, 321c/kg, $1480/head; Belmont Station, Eskdale, eight ang, av weight, 465kg, 330c/kg, $1530/head; seven the same, av weight, 445kg, 316c/kg, $1410/head; 10 ang and ang-here, av weight, 492kg, 320c/kg, $1575/head; seven here-fries, av weight, 453kg, 306c/kg, $1390/head; Tumuhau, Maraekakaho, six here-cross, av weight, 609kg, 282c/kg, $1720/head. 2yr, Te Kawenata Farm, Elsthorpe, 25 ang, av weight, 557kg, 318c/kg, $1775/head; eight sth dev-cross, av weight, 581kg, 303c/kg, $1765/head; G and J Steenkamer, Maraetotara, 30 ang, av weight, 412kg, 315c/kg, $1300/head; 32 ang and ang-here, av weight, 397kg, 322c/kg, $1280/head; I and J Blair, Kotemaori, 18 and ang-here, av weight, 424kg, 318c/kg, $1350/head; 20 ang, av weight, 429kg, 307c/kg, $1320/head; Viewhill Family Trust, Puketapu, 21 ang and ang-here, av weight, 550kg, 310c/kg, $1705/head; J n J Farms, Wairoa, 12 simm-cross, av weight, 478kg, 321c/kg, $1535/head; five crossbred, av weight, 435kg, 302c/kg, $1315/head; R Boon Farming, Te Pohue, 12 ang, av weight, 491kg, 317c/kg, $1560/head; five the same, av weight, 450kg, 272c/kg, $1225/head; nine here-cross, av weight, 486kg, 289c/kg, $1405/head; G Fyfe, Swamp Rd, 13 here-fries, av weight, 405kg, 286c/kg, $1160/head; Glenbogle, Poukawa, eight ang, av weight, 311kg, 282c/kg, $880/head; C Prendergast, Tutira, seven fries-cross, av weight, 337kg, 237c/kg, $800/head. Yrling, Le Ros Lands, Wairoa, 28 ang, av weight, 343kg, 358c/kg, $1230/head; 20 ang-here, av weight, 330kg, 375c/kg, $1240/head; 22 ang, av weight, 315kg, 389c/kg, $1230/head; E and A Powdrell, Wairoa, 20 ang-here, av weight, 393kg, 366c/kg, $1440/head; Kintail, Putorino, 15 ang and ang-here, av weight, 322kg, 355c/kg, $1445/head; 19 ang, av weight, 254kg, 404c/kg, $1030/head; Eskridge, Eskdale, 19 ang-here, av weight, 351kg, 317c/kg, $1305/head; Elsthorpe vendor, 50 ang, av weight, 241kg, 435c/kg, $1050/head; Y Wuri, Taupo, 25 here-fries, av weight, 341c/kg, $860/head; S Norrish, Tutira, 18 here-fries, av weight, 163kg, 429c/kg, $700/head; P Payne, Eskdale, five ang-here, av weight, 269kg, 381c/kg, $1025/head; A and C Milligan, Pakipaki, 16 here-fries, av weight, 179kg, 407c/kg, $732/head; J and K Scheele, Elsthorpe, eight ang, av eight, 318kg, 335c/kg, $1070/head.
Bulls: R Boon Farming, Te Pohue, 19 2yr fries, av weight, 520kg, 280c/kg, $1460/head. Yrling, Waikare Station, Te Apiti Rd, 16 fries, av weight, 320kg, 307c/kg, $985/head; J and K Scheele, Elsthorpe, eight fries, av weight, 275kg, 286c/kg, $790/head; I Walker, Eskdale, nine fries, av weight, 265kg, 300c/kg, $797/head; eight here-fries, av eight, 265kg, 308c/kg, $820/head; South Island vendor, eight fries, av weight, 180kg, 299c/kg, $540/head.
Heifers: 2yr, J Cullwick, Maraekakaho, 21 ang, 457kg, 299c/kg, $1370/head; Pouhokio Station, Waimarama, 21 ang, av weight, 429kg, 321c/kg, $1380/head; 16 the same, av weight, 379kg, 329c/kg, $1250/head; Oanui, Elsthorpe, 20 here-fries, av weight, 373kg, 297c/kg, $1110/head; 10 the same, av weight, 365kg, 340c/kg, $1245/head. Yrling, C Hutchinson, Te Aute Rd, 14 here-fries, av eight, 224kg, 352c/kg, $790/head; five the same, av weight, 196kg, 362c/kg, $710/head; Y Wuri, Taupo, 26 here-fries, av weight, 226kg, 364c/kg, $825/head; I Turner, Swamp Rd, Waipawa, 10 ang, av weight, 209kg, 368c/kg, $770/head.
Ewes with lambs at foot: Mangatawhiti Station, Ohuka, 41 ewes, 69 b/f, $80 all counted; 32 ewes, 34 b/f, $84.50; 45 ewes, 83 b/f, $74.50; 27 ewes, 30 b/f, $80.50; Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, 50 ewes, 55 b/f, $88.50; 35 ewes, 61 b/f, $79; 41 ewes, 49 b/f, $82.50; 40 ewes, 67 b/f, $80.40; Rangiarua, Otane, 35 ewes, 45 b/f, $76.20; Kanui Farm, Ridgemount Rd, 42 ewes, 65 lambs, $67.50; Awakeri Drainage, Hastings, 37 ewes, 40 lambs, $81; 25 ewes, 27 lambs, $81; D Drummond, Waipukurau, 14 ewes, 16 lambs, $72; J Jones, Otane, six ewes, 10 lambs, $66; Rachan Farm, Salisbury Rd, seven ewes, nine b/f, $59.50.
Lambs: J Emmerson, Pakipaki, 146 male, $135; 37 male, $138; R Taylor, Haumoana, 154 ewe, $130; 50 ewe, $107.75; 50 ewe, $113.50; Te Matarae, Whakapirau, 141 m/s b/f, $124.25; Te Tiki, Wairoa, 271 ewe, $115; 47 ewe, $97.50; B and E Tuanui, Whakapirau, 82 c/o, $129.50; 802 P/ship, Irongate Rd, 71 male, $118.50; G and C Cameron, Chatham Island, 74 male, $119.20; 261 male, $114; 69 ewe, $107; 169 ewe, $97.50; E and E Chisholm, Chatham Island, 175 male, $97.25; Maramarua, Tikokino, 119 ewe, $121.50; M Johnson, Haumoana, 78 ewe, $113.70; Landquip, Hastings, 107 ewe, $111.50; Okare Station, Ohuka, 629 ewe, $117; 152 ewe, $112.50; 61 ewe, $112.50; M Pedlow, Wakarara, 51 m/s, $124; 60 M/S, $116; R Tuuta, Chatham Island, 105 m/s, $100.75; P Seymour, Chatham Island, 86 m/s, $102; Seymour and Chisholm, Chatham Island, 86 m/s, $87; Oruawharo Station, Takapau, 69 ewe, $119; Ngahere Station, Omakere, 100 ewe, $105; 67 ewe, $92; K Curtis, Clive, 50 m/s b/f, $129.50; Ridgemount, Tutira, 42 ewe, $99; I Blair, Kotemaori, 34 b/f male, $140; Wharehau, Ongaonga, 45 ram, $110.25; Omakere Station, Omakere, 50 m/s, $106.75.
Cattle prices reflected easing schedules but ewes and lambs were fully firm at last Monday's prime sale. There were 39 head of cattle on offer.
Heifers: (Crossbred, ang, here, sth dev-cross,) Av weight, 358kg to 627kg, 228c/kg to 282c/kg, $970/head to $1747/head.
Cows: (Simm-cross, highland, sth dev) Av weight, 488kg to 635kg, 186c/kg to 192c/kg, $918/head to $1219/head.
Oxen: (Here, highland, ang-cross, charo) Av weight, 350kg to 690kg, 261c/kg to 273kg, $931/head to $1828/head.
Ewes: Woolly, good, $$80.20 to $85.50; med, $82.20. Shorn, good, $86.30. Slipe, heavy, $87 to $88; good, $83, med, $69 to $79.
Lambs: Male, $65 to $142; b/f, $132; ewe, $106 to $128; b/f, $82 to $128; m/s, $110 to $127; b/f, $114 to $135.