Adult cattle and bulls sold well but R2 heifers and younger stock met a sticky market at yesterday's store sale at Stortford Lodge.

It was a different story in the sheep sale, with lambs rising again despite the big offering of more than 5000 head.

Longer-term lambs were especially strong as winter grazers stocked up.

The first run-with-ram ewes appeared and sold according to their quality.

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A feature of the lamb sale was the almost-1000 lambs offered by Hurakia Farming Trust, Taupo.

Buyers for the 700 cattle and 5000 sheep were mostly from Hawke's Bay.

PRICES
CATTLE

Cows: Jones Family Trust, Kotemaori, five m/a here, vic, one calf, av weight, 521kg, 213c/kg, $1010/head.

Steers: J Emmerson, Pakipaki, seven 3yr ang, av weight, 520kg, 294c/kg, $1560/head; 22 ang, av weight, 437kg, 290c/kg, $1270/head; 15 ang, av weight, 390kg, 301c/kg, $1175/head; nine here-cross, av weight, 419kg, 296c/kg, $1245/head. R2, Beckford Holdings, Ashley Clinton, 33 ang, av weight, 489kg, 298c/kg, $1460/head; 12 ang-cross, av weight, 513kg, 286c/kg, $1470/head; A Connor, Matapiro, 17 here-fries, av weight, 301kg, 289c/kg, $872/head; five here-cross, av weight, 313kg, 226c/kg, $710/head; Tawhara Farm, Wairoa, 22 ang, av weight, 362kg, 284c/kg, $1030/head; M Kinney, Bridge Pa, 125 ang-cross, av weight, 480kg, 266c/kg, $1280/head; C Bogard, Tait Rd, 14 ang, av weight, 415kg, 285c/kg, $1185/head; J and G Ferguson, Farndon Rd, seven ang, av weight, 357kg, 287c/kg, $1025/head; A Arnold, Kaiwaka, 10 ang, av weight, 331kg, 283c/kg, $940/head; Te Whangai, Rotohiwi, seven ang-here, av weight, 376kg, 286c/kg, $1080/head; S Tahau, Te Haroto, six crossbred, av weight, 318kg, 191c/kg, $610/head; Bakfam Trust, Taihape Rd, five ang, av weight, 371kg, 291c/kg, $$1080/head; R1, Te Manga Station, Porangahau, 22 ang and ang-here, av weight, 269kg, 366c/kg, $985/head; P Payne, Eskdale, 13 ang-here, av weight, 298kg, 314c/kg, $940/head; R Tarrant, Hatuma, five galloway, av weight, 190kg, 300c/kg, $570/head; L Cooper, Takapau, five here-cross, av weight, 187kg, 256c/kg, $480/head.

Bulls: R2, Matangi Farm, Makaretu, 16 simm-cross, av weight, 434kg, 299c/kg, $1300/head; 15 fries, av weight, 459kg, 292c/kg, $1345/head; 21 simm-cross, av weight, 415kg, 304c/kg, $1265/head; 10 ang, av weight, 457kg, 285c/kg, $1305/head; 14 simm-cross, av weight, 380kg, 312c/kg, $1190/head; Ebbett Family Trust, Awahuri, 30 fries-cross, av eight, 450kg, 266c/kg, $1200/head; R Thompson, Mahia, 22 fries, av weight, 414kg, 274c/kg, $1135/head; 20 fries, av weight, 420kg, 275c/kg, $1160/head; 29 fries, av weight, 398kg, 276c/kg, $1100/head; 10 fries, av weight, 396kg, 291c/kg, $1155/head; Joncole P/ship, Te Hauke, 14 fries, av weight, 352kg, 277c/kg, $980/head; V and J Jeffrey, Ashcott, five fries, av weight, 552kg, 251c/kg, $1390/head. R1, V and J Jeffery, Ashcott, nine fries, av weight, 315kg, 223c/kg, $785/head; S Tahau, Te Haroto, five crossbred, av weight, 282kg, 176c/kg, $460/head.

Heifers: R2, Awamate Holdings, Wairoa, 18 ang, av weight, 360kg, 263c/kg, $950/head; Tuna Nui Station, Sherenden, 32 here-fries, av weight, 362kg, 250c/kg, $910/head; Waikare Station, Kairakau, 24 ang, av weight, 319kg, 247c/kg, $950/head; 10 here-fries, av weight, 327kg, 238c/kg, $780/head; Glendowie Farm, Patoka, 20 ang-here-fries, av weight, 389kg, 244c/kg, $950/head; J and L investments, Havelock North, 15 fries, av weight, 421kg, 212c/kg, $895/head; Otarata Farm, Whakapirau, 13 ang, av weight, 383kg, 268c/kg, $1030/head; A Arnold, Kaiwaka, 10 charo-cross, av weight, 339kg, 241c/kg, $820/head; Kaweka Construction, Sherenden, eight charo, av weight, 406kg, 265c/kg, $1080/head; W and M Hall, Wakarara, five ang, av weight, 377kg, 249c/kg, $940/head; T Brownlie, Wairoa, six charo-cross, av weight, 333kg, 252c/kg, $840/head.

R1, Scoular Farming, Poukawa, 28 ang, av weight, 211kg, 312c/kg, $660/head; 12 ang-here, av weight, 167kg, 323c/kg, $540/head; Woodstock Farm, Takapau, 19 fries, 281kg, 188c/kg, $530/head; 27 dairy, av weight, 118kg, 287c/kg, $340/head; nine fries, av weight, 210kg, 216c/kg, $455/head; 16 jersey-cross, av weight, 187kg, 165c/kg, $310/head; 17 dairy-cross, av weight, 97kg, 289c/kg, $280/head; L Cooper, Takapau, six here-cross, av weight, 183kg, 273c/kg, $500/head; Kahurau Farming, Glenross, av weight, 191kg, 326c/kg, $625/head; five charo-cross, av weight, 180kg, 308c/kg, $555/head; S Tahau, Te Haroto, seven here-cross, av weight, 219kg, 264c/kg, $580/head.

SHEEP

Ewes: (all rwr) R and Baylis, Puketapu, 218 m/a, $165.50; nine m/a, $166; C and J Lee, Kaiwaka, 133 5yr, $128; ET and JB Ltd, 16 m/a, $156.50.

Lambs: Blue Creek Farming, Whanawhana, 304 c/o, $143.50; 183 c/o, $136.50; MW Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 132 c/o, $137.50; 137 c/o, $133; 64 b/f ewe, $133.50; 88 b/f ewe, $126.50; 109 b/f c/o, $136; 72 b/f ewe, $122; 43 b/s c/o, $140; 50 c/o, $121; Hurakia Farming Trust, Taupo, 325 c/o, $133.50; 190 c/o, $126.50; 300 c/o, $127.50; 247 c/o, $123; 193 ewe, $130; 170 ewe, $125; 350 ewe, $120; 199 ewe, $109; J Lawrence, Glenross, 221 ewe, $118; Mangakuri Station, Mangakuri, 125 ewe, $112.50; 43 male, $114; 27 ewe, $126; 26 male, $143.50; K and J Farquharson, Puketitiri, 166 ewe, $128.50; 39 ewe, $119; Glenbrook Station Waikare, 167 ewe, $117.50; Stonehenge Trust, Whakapirau, 88 m/s, $122; 68 b/f m/s, $115; Glendale Station, Mangleton, 72 ewe, $134; Finch P/ship, Pourere Rd, 72 male, $135.50; Ardfert P/ship Omakere, 132 c/o, $132; Craighurst Station, Ohuka, 143 male, $125; 108 ewe, $122.50; 84 male, $121; Allen Farming, Mangleton, 304 ewe, $127; 227 ewe, $122.50; Wedd Farming, Puketitiri, 202 c/o, $135.50; 177 b/f male, $138.50; 98 c/o, $128.50; R Dawson, Ridgemount, 188 weth, $128.50; 59 weth, $120; 46 weth, $134; Maraetara Farming Co, Seafield, 299 c/o, $140; M Halliwell Trust, Patoka, 66 ram, $141; 20 b/f ewe, $130; M and L Whittle, Puketitiri, 64 ewe, $117.50; Tyrone Farm, Blackburn Ridge, 62 ram, $146.50; 36 ram, $135.50; Trigham Station, Patoka, 86 ewe, $122; 53 c/o, $112.50; Oanui, Elsthorpe, 93 c/o, $127.l50; 50 c/o, $114; C and J Lee P/ship, Kaiwaka, 58 ewe, $116.50.

Prime sale

"Another good sale" was the verdict after Monday's offering.

Demand for a small yarding of ewes and 372 lambs remained strong and again the best of the lambs topped $200. The rest of the yarding sold in line with quality. There were no cattle on offer again.

PRICES
SHEEP

Ewes: Shorn, Very good, $164, $165; good, $152 to $157; med, $137. Slipe, good, $143, $145; med, $124 to $136; light, $$81 to $117.50.

Lambs: Male, $109 to $212; b/f, $190 to $210.50; ewe, $137, $154; b/f, $168.