The better stock sold well but lesser types were harder to shift at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.
A feature of the sheep yarding was the 760 mixed-sex black-face lambs sent in by Owahanga Station, Akitio. The top line sold for $127.
Ewes with lambs at foot were back on last week as hoggets with lambs began to appear.
In the cattle sale, the better cattle in a mixed-quality yarding of about 220 head sold well.
Buyers were from Hawke's Bay.
Steers: 2yr, D Smith, Valley Rd, eight ang, av weight, 603kg, 291c/kg, $1760/head; R Dever, Matapiro Rd, eight fries, av weight, 510kg, 266c/kg, $1360/head. Yrling, C Waldrom, Waipawa, 10 ang, av weight, 357kg, 347c/kg, $1240/head; S and P Harper, Apley Rd, eight ang and charo, av weight, 259kg, 352c/kg,$915/head.
Bulls: Pickett Farming, Wairoa, 16 2yr fries, av weight, 511kg, 254c/kg, $1300/head. Yrling, Woodstock Farm, Takapau, 20 here-fries, av weight, 295kg, 290c/kg, $860/head; 10 ang, av weight, 251kg, 247c/kg, $750/head; PB Rural, Weber, 16 fries, av weight, 245kg, 279c/kg, $685/head; 13 fries, av weight, 204kg, 247c/kg, $505/head.
Heifers: 2yr, N and M Sayers, Crownthorpe, six ang-cross, av weight, 426kg, 242c/kg, $1035/head; Johanson Farms, Chatham Island, five ang-cross, av weight, 287kg, 237c/kg, $680/head. Yrling, Woodstock Farm, Takapau, 10 ang-cross, av weight, 226kg, 265c/kg, $600/head; C Waldrom, Waipawa, seven crossbred, av weight, 283kg, 271c/kg, $770/head; D Byrne, Tangoio, nine ang-simm cross, av weight, 307kg, 307c/kg, $945/head; Otarata Farm, Whakapirau, 11 ang, av weight, 226kg, 284c/kg, $624/head; Johanson Farms, Chatham Island, six ang-cross, av weight, 212kg, 252c/kg, $535/head.
Ewes, lambs at foot: Pukenoa Farm, Apley Rd, 30 ewes, 40 lambs, $95 all counted; Est D B Wilson, Waimarama, 22 ewes, 27 lambs, $101.50; Motere Station, Omakere, 79 ewes, 111 lambs, $101; Te Tua Station, Maraekakaho, 22 hggts, 23 lambs, $94; S Magee, Waimarama, 30 hggts, 35 lambs, $95.50; APBS Ltd, Okawa, eight ewes, 14 b/f, $110; Fritz Farming, Puketapu, 23 ewes, 26 lambs, $106.50; Kokomoko Farm, Porangahau, nines two hggts, 14 b/f, $91; Awanui, Pakipaki, 31 hggts, 34 lambs, $86; 19 hggts, 20 lambs, $90; 26 ewes, 32 lambs, $92.50.
Hoggets, lambs' teeth: Preeces Trust, Chatham Island, 44 m/s b/f, $135.50; 57 m/s b/f, $138; 33 m/s b/f, $115.50; R Collins, Haumoana, 135 ewe, $183; G and E Cameron, Chatham Island, 24 m/s, $180.
Spring lambs: Owahanga Station, Akitio, 64 m/s b/f, $127; 142 m/s b/f, $121; 257 m/s b/f, $105.50; 167 m/s b/f, $80.70; 118 m/s b/f, $66.50; Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, 246 m/s b/f, $114; 222 m/s b/f, $90; J R Trust, Salisbury Rd, 147 m/s, $112; 80 m/s b/f, $117.50; 42 m/s, $95; Glenburn Farm, Waimarama, 65 ram, $117.50; 102 ram, $92.50; 41 ewe, b/f, $94; D and J Yule, Twyford, 52 m/s b/f, $110; Mangaroa Farm, Rosser Rd, 42 m/s b/f, $127.