STORTFORD LODGE STOCK SALE

Rising meat schedules and rapidly growing grass made for a strong store sale at Stortford Lodge yesterday.

Prices for the big yarding of about 9000 lambs of mostly good quality went up on last week's heights, as buyers bid briskly.

Again much of the yarding came from the Wairoa-Gisborne area.

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The yarding of about 325 store cattle also sold to strong demand to a full rostrum of buyers from Hawke's Bay. There was some support from buyers from Christchurch and Taranaki.

PRICES
CATTLE

Cows: RWB, L Milicich, Porangahau, five here-cross, av weight, 442kg, 212c/kg, $940/head; 11 the same, av weight, 559kg, 227c/kg, $1270/head.
Steers: R3, P O'Sullivan, Crownthorpe, 35 ang, av weight, 538kg, 318c/kg, $1715/head; five the same, av weight, 437kg, 321c/kg, $1405/head; 11 the same, av weight, 505kg, 324c/kg, $1642/head; 24 ang-here, av weight, 555kg, 314c/kg, $1745/head; Lockwood Romney, Otamauri six sth dev, av weight, 600kg, 304c/kg, $1827/head. R2, R and M Sherratt, Wanstead, 31 ang, av weight, 447kg, 337c/kg, $1510/head; Wharehau, Ongaonga, 11 sth dev, av weight, 392kg, 337c/kg, $1320/head; Rock Station, Te Pohue, 10 ang, av weight, 454kg, 334c/kg, $1520/head; P Morunga, Wairoa, five here-fries, av weight, 518kg, 308c/kg, $1600/head. Wnr, P and W Janssen, Takapau, 14 ang and ang-here, av weight, 150kg, 426c/kg, $640/head; Paku Station, Wairoa, 10 ang, av weight, 193kg, 455c/kg, $880/head.

Bulls: R2, Puketio Farm, Te Hauke, 24 fries, av weight, 333kg, 342c/kg, $1140/head; five the same, av weight, 292kg, 346c/kg, $1010/head; Five Freedoms, Raupunga, six here, av weight, 480kg, 328c/kg, $1595/head; T Jenkinson, Tutira, six dairy-cross, av weight, 320kg, 303c/kg, $970/head. Wnr, P and W Janssen, Takapau, 25 ang and ang-here, av weight, 138kg, 458c/kg, $635/head.

Heifers: R2, Rock Station, Te Pohue, 11 ang, av weight, 420kg, 309c/kg, $1270/head. Wnr, P and W Janssen, Takapau, 236kg, 337c/kg, $800/head; 26 the same, av weight, 149kg, 448c/kg, $670/head; Papakuri Farm, Tutira, 17 ang and ang-here, av weight, 175kgm, 434c/kg, $760/head; eight crossbred, av weight, 214kg, 403c/kg, $865/head; Rock Station, Te Pohue, 14 ang and ang-here, av weight, 194kg, 444c/kg, $865/head.

SHEEP

Lambs: Hikatau Station, Wairoa, 193 male, $109.50; 165 ram, $101; 155 ewe, $97; R Dalziell, Nuhaka, 252 male, $104; 233 male, $99; Matapuna, Mangleton, 100 c/o, $104.50 180 c/o, $100; 72 c/o, $105; 242 ewe, $104; 51 m/s, $97.50; Kowhai Downs, Kaiwaka, 315 male, $105.70; 198 male, $97.50; 153 b/f m/s, $102.50; Mangakuri Station, Elsthorpe, 92 c/o, $101; 209 ewe, $97; 112 b/f ewe, $99; Freelands Farming, Wimbledon,306 c/o, $101; 209 ewe, $97; 112 b/f ewe, $99; 55 c/o, $92; Te Tiki, Ohuka, 237 c/o, $105; 307 c/o, $100; 67 c/o, $97; Colbrae Ltd, Ashley Clinton, 175 male, $115; 129 b/f ewe, $107.50; 59 male, $105.50; 58 male, $98.50; 57 ewe, $95; Punawai, Ashcott, 122 ewe, $105.50; Shannon Station, Ohuka, 149 ewe, $96.50; 93 male, $100; N and J McMillan, Tutira, 100 ewe, $96.50; 94 male, $100; Roscommon Farm, Wairoa, 79 male, $109.50; C and J Lee, Waipunga, 237 male, $102.50; 162 ewe, $99; Mangatawhiti Station, Ohuka, 210 ewe, $99.50; 169 ewe, $100; 181 ewe, $97; Rangatira E Trust, Taupo, 276 ewe, $107; Te Au Station, Nuhaka, 193 c/o, $105; 213 c/o, $97; 52 m/s, $105; Pokopoko Station, Tuai, 45 ewe, $97; 117 male, $100; 92 male, $91.50; 148 ewe, $93.50; Ngapari Trust, Wanstead, 66 ewe, $95.50; 70 ram, $98; K2K, Tikokino, 34 ram, $103.50; 80 ram, $98.50; 50 ewe, $89.50; Oakley Equine, Waipukurau, 103 m/s, $82; Rangiora Family Trust, Tutira, 107 ewe, $90.20; Earnmore Farm, Te Awa Rd, Waipukurau, 59 b/f m/s, $98.50; 34 male, $94.50; P and H Whiteside, Waitara Rd, 42 b/f male, $98; 46 b/f ewe, $93.50; 70 m/s, $83.50.

Prime sale

The biggest yarding of lambs for several months sold strongly at Monday's prime sale.
There were 1104 lambs on offer, mostly of prime quality, and bidding was brisk, reflecting rising schedules.
A small yarding of about 300 ewes also sold well.
The cattle offering was 15 cows, all but one of them angus, and they also sold well.

PRICES
CATTLE

Cows (Ang, crossbred) Av weight, 416kg to 505kg, 210c/kg to 216c/kg, $864/head to $1090/head.

SHEEP

Ewes: All slipe, v good, $100 to $100.50; med, $79.50 to $90.
Lambs: Male, $109.50 to $127, b/f, $129 to $138; ewe, $100 to $116, b/f, $121.50; m/s, $98 to $114, b/f, $114.25