All classes of stock sold on a strong market at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.
A big yarding of more than 800 cattle and 6000 sheep was in demand from buyers from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Waikato and Christchurch.
The best of the store lambs broke through the $180 mark while ewes with terminal lambs at foot reached $113.50 all counted. In-lamb ewes made up to $190.
In the cattle sale good two-year-old angus and angus-cross heifers made up to $3.13/kg.
A feature of the cattle sale was the 186 capital stock in-calf cows and heifers from Trelinnoe Station, Te Pohue. The farm has been sold.
Cows: (VIC) Trelinnoe Ltd, Te Pohue, 22 m/a stabilizer-cross, av weight, 575kg, 244c/kg, $1405/head; five stab-cross, av weight, 405kg, 222c/kg $1035/head; 30 3yr ang, av weight, 492kg, 315c/kg, $1550/head; 30 3yr stab-cross, av weight, 494kg, 291c/kg, $1440/head; 12 3yr stab-cross, av weight, 448kg, 268c/kg, $1205/head; 11 3yr ang, av weight, 448kg, 283c/kg, $1270/head; 31 2yr stab-cross, av weight, 429kg, 279c/kg, $1200/head; 27 stab-cross, av weight, 447kg, 291c/kg, $1305/head.
18 2yr stab-cross, av weight, 392kg, 269c/kg, $1060/head; Horiana Downs, (Cap stock) 23 m/as here-cross, av weight, 631kg, 253c/kg, $1600/head; 10 m/a here, av weight, 570kg, 243c/kg, $1390/head; five horned here, av weight, 677kg, 230c/kg, $1465/head; Kotete Ltd, Elsthorpe, 18 3yr here, av weight, 554kg, 292c/kg, $1620/head.
Steers: 3yr, Dever Family Trust, Waikare, 19 ang, av weight, 598kg, 313c/kg, $1875/head; G and J Chambers, Te Onepu, 11 ang-here, av weight, 518kg, 301c/kg, $1560/head; six ang, av weight, 481kg, 324c/kg, $1565/head; Franklin Farm, Waiohiki, seven ang-cross, av weight, 589kg, 307c/kg, $1810/head. 2yr, Puhoro Ltd, Putere, 15 ang, av weight, 520kg, 309c/kg, $1610/head; Franklin Farm, Waiohiki, 19 ang, av weight, 486kg, 328c/kg, $1595/head; J and P Cropper, Havelock North, 13 here-cross, av weight, 467kg, 294c/kg, $1376/head; Four Kings, Pakipaki, six ang, av weight, 406kg, 287c/kg, $1005/head. Yrling, A J Arnold and Co, Kaiwaka, 25 charo-cross, av weight, 258kg, 412c/kg, $1065/head; 28 charo-cross, av weight, 235kg, 421c/kg, $990/head; Turinui Farm, Wairoa, 24 here-cross, av weight, 242kg, 372c/kg, $900/head; Hautope land Co, Hautope, 14 ang, av weight, 233kg, 423c/kg, $990/head; Rangiora Farming Trust, Tutira, 13 ang and ang-here, av weight, 251kg, 410c/kg, $1010/head; S and R Martin, Tutira, 16 ang, av weight, 204kg, 428c/kg, $878/head; B Donovan, Tutira, 16 here-fries, av weight, 278kg, 384c/kg, $1070/head; Four Rings, Pakipaki, seven ang-cross, av weight, 212kg, 363c/kg, $770/head.
Bulls: 2yr, Wairunga Ltd, Maraetotara, 31 fries, av weight, 448kg, 309c/kg, $1385/head; Ahunui Farm, Patoka, 17 fries, av weight, 464kg, 299c/kg, $1390/head; R Thompson, Nuhaka, 28 fries, av weight, 390kg, 303c/kg, $1185/head; 14 fries, av weight, 381kg, 301c/kg, $1150/head. Yrling, J Johanson, Chatham Island, 10 ang, av weight, 216kg, 282c/kg, $6120/head; five crossbred, av weight, 206kg, 279c/kg, $575/head; T Jenkinson, Tutira, seven ang, av weight, 181kg, 248c/kg, $450/head.
Heifers: 2yr, H and A McCallum, Taupo, 20 ang, av weight, 450kg, 310c/kg, $1400/head; 30 ang, av weight, 404kg, 310c/kg, $1255/head; Puhoro Ltd, Putere, 12 ang-here, av weight, 392kg, 302c/kg, $1185/head; Emerald Hill, Waihau, 30 ang-here, av weight, 449kg, 301c/kg, $1355/head; six charo-cross, av weight, 430kg, 302c/kg, $1300/head; Est A M MacKay, Waikare, 11 ang, av weight, 329kg, 313c/kg, $1030/head; K and C McIlroy, Clive, five here, av weight, 556kg, 293c/kg, $1630/head; Four Rings, Pakipaki, five ang-cross, av weight, 410kg, 293c/kg, $1205/head. Yrling, A J Arnold and Co, Kaiwaka, 29 charo-cross, av weight, 249kg, 408c/kg, $1020/head; 25 charo-cross, av weight, 223kg, 397c/kg, $890/head; Tahara Trust, Aorangi Rd, 35 here-fries, av weight, 252kg, 352c/kg, $890/head; N and S Reeve, Ohiti, 16 here-fries, av weight, 173kg, 366c/kg, $635/head.
Ewes: (SIL) Top Run Station, Waipunga, 118 ewe, $172.50; Prins Family Trust, Puketapu, 27 2th, $190; P and G Nesdale, Mangaorapa, 85 5/6yr, $186; Wakarara Farm, Kereru, 48 5yr, $185; Rangiora Farming Trust, Tutira, 18 m/a, $161.
Ewes, lambs at foot: C Bogard, Tait Rd, 34 ewes, 55 lambs, $111.50 all counted; Maraenui Farm, Meeanee, seven ewes, eight lambs, $95; S Fussell, Havelock North, 10 ewes, 14 lambs, $98; Whenua Rehia Iti, Pakipaki, seven ewes, 12 b/f lambs, $113.50; Mowat Bezares P/ship, Valley Rd, four ewes, seven b/f lambs, $96.50.
Lambs: Rangiaria Ltd, Otane, 129 male, $181; 112 b/f ewe, $178.50; Rangitupae, Tikokino, 231 c/o, $177.50; Riverbank, Rissington, 415 male, $172.50; 424 male, $169.50; 277 male, $164; Totara Valley, Ongaonga, 120 male, $167.50; 31 ewe, $159; Waipiropiro Station, Poukawa, 190 c/o, $176.50; 51 male, $149; 46 m/s b/f, $153.50; 22 c/o, $184.50; LMP P/ship, Mangaorapa, 130 male, $174; Waikareao, Te Aute, 449 ewe, $163; 428 ewe, $159.50; 331 ewe, $150.50; Belmont Station, Eskdale, 222 male, $171; 147 male, $160.50 58 ewe, $139; 81 ewe, $138.50; J Powdrell, Te Aute, 327 ewe, $161; 159 ewe, $156.50; Trigham Station, Patoka, 300 ewe, $161; C and J McCool, Kereru, 216 ewe, $164; M and C Radford, Akitio, 252 ewe, $149.50; 237 ewe, $141; 120 ewe, $131;53 male, $148; M Johnson, Haumoana, 148 ewe, $175; 120 b/f ewe, $172.50; 154 ewe, $157; Tangiwai Holdings, Wairoa, 150 ewe, $147.50; T Brain, Wakarara, 100 ewe, $142; Johanson Farms, Chatham Island, 104 m/s, $140.50; C and S Cutbush, Porangahau, 70 b/f ewe, $155.50; M and K O'Grady, Kotemaori, 59 ewe, $143.50; B Harrison, Tukituki, 57 m/s, $169; G and J Steenkamer, Maraetotara, 55 c/o, $163; J Lawrence, Glenross, 111 ewe, $149.50; Wakarara Farm, Kereru, 88 ewe, $162.50; Parks Peak Station, Wakarara, 39 male, $175.50; R Dalziell, Nuhaka, 69 male, $156; Rangiora Farming Trust, Tutira, 51 b/f ewe, $151.50; 57 ram, $164; 40 ram, $153; Mangarohi, Te Awa, 55 ewe, $166.50; Caithness Farm, Sherenden, 62 male, $141.50; Bird Holdings, 40 male, $154.50; Wynne-Lewis Farming, Porangahau, 35 male, $157.
The good news continued for suppliers of ewes and lambs at Monday's prime sale.
Lambs were particularly buoyant with even second-tier lambs selling strongly.
The best of the male lambs made $226 with more pens than usual in the yarding of about 1200 head breaking through $200.
In the ewe yarding of about 620 head the best, a pen of four woolly ewes, made $189.70.
The rest of the yarding also sold on a sound market.
The small yarding of 26 head of cattle sold to expectations with a pen of vic angus cows making 245c/kg. One big angus-cross ox made 293.5c/kg or $2302/head.
Oxen: (Ang-here, simm-cross, ang-cross) Av weight, 540kg to 785kg, 292c/kg to 296c/kg, $1576/head to $2303/head.
Heifers: (Ang, here-fries, here) Av weight, 500kg to 555kg, 285c/kg to 296c/kg, $1427/head to $1642/head.
Cows (Ang) Av weight, 616kg, 245c/kg, $1513/head.
Ewes: Slipe, Slipe, heavy, $162.50, $170.50; med, $134 to $137; 2th, $131.50 to $137. Woolly, 2th, $181. Shorn, good, $166.50; med, $141, $145.50; light, $105, $128.
Lambs: Male, $150 to $226; b/f, $186, $220. Ewe, $170.50 to $190.50; b/f, $170 to $210.50. M/s, $148 to $190; b/f, $150 to $190.