Cattle continued to sell well at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.
A feature of the yarding of about 1300 head was 122 yearling angus bulls from Hindmarsh Farming, Crownthorpe. The bulls weighed between 416kg and 419kg and made from $2.89/kg to $3.01/kg.
Another standout was the 98 two-year-old angus steers from the Poukawa Farming Trust, Poukawa. They weighed between 507kg and 574kg and sold for between $3.09/kg and $3.18/kg.
Good spring lambs also continued to sell well, with the best of them making $131.50. Most of the rest of the yarding sold between $100 and $127.50.
Buyers were from Manawatu, Waikato, Taranaki, Christchurch, The Bay of Plenty and Gisborne.
Because of the size of the sale and deadline constraints most of the yearling bulls and the yearling heifers are not recorded.
Heifers with calves at foot: Tunanui Station, Sherenden, eight ang and simm-cross with eight claves, av weight, 407kg, 294c/kg, $1200/head.
Steers: 2yr, B and G Fox, Pukehou, ang and ang-here, av weight, 608kg, 306c/kg, $1860/head; 12 ang and ang-cross, av weight, 543kg, 307c/kg, $1670/head; Poukawa Farming Trust, Poukawa, 34 ang, av weight, 574kg, 309c/kg, $1775/head; 37 ang, av weight, 528kg, 323c/kg, $1670/head; 27 ang, av weight, 507kg, 318c/kg, $1615/head; Mahurangi Ltd, Wairoa, 21 ang, av weight, 465kg, 325c/kg, $1515/head; 29 ang, av weight, 424kg, 313c/kg, $1330/head; 12 charo-cross, av weight, 474kg, 310c/kg, $1470/head; Matangi Farm, Makaretu, 17 ang, av weight, 492kg, 300c/kg, $1480/head; Tunanui Station, Sherenden, 11 crossbred, av weight, 486kg, 291c/kg, $120/head; seven here-fries-ang, av weight, 445kg, 311c/kg, $1390/head; B Chrystal, Tutira, seven here-cross, av weight, 429kg, 281c/kg, $1210/head; Tiro-Moana, Blackhead Rd, five ang, av weight, 431kg, 285c/kg, $1230/head;. Yrling, O'Grady Farming, Kotemaori, 30 ang, av weight, 411kg, 277c/kg, $1140/head; 30 ang, av weight, 387kg, 338c/kg, $1310/head; Marotane Farm, Mangatarata, 25 ang, av weight, 405kg, 324c/kg, $1315/head; 16 ang , av weight, 337kg, 322c/kg, $1090/head; Riversdale Farming, Ongaonga, 28 ang, av weight, 366kg, 331c/kg, $1215/head; 21 ang, av weight, 338kg, 322c/kg, $1090/head; Paige Hill, Puketitiri, 30 ang, av weight, 408kg, 325c/kg, $1330/head; Mahurangi Ltd, Wairoa, 35 ang, av weight, 319kg, 336c/kg, $1075/head; Mangatapiri Station, Elsthorpe, 50 ang, av weight, 353kg, 331c/kg, $1170/head; Pleasant Valley, Waiwhare, 20 ang, av weight, 314kg, 334c/kg, $1050/head; The Heath, Aorangi Rd, 23 ang, av weight, 383kg, 325c/kg, $1250/head; K and J Farquharson, Puketitiri, 12 ang-here, av weight, 367kg, 302c/kg, $1110/head; nine here-cross, av weight, 356kg, 270c/kg, $970/head; Ngati Pahuwera, Wairoa, nine ang, av weight, 445kg, 307c/kg, $1370/head; Alco Trust, Pakipaki, 12 ang, av weight, 284kg, 316c/kg, $900/head; 15 here-fries, av weight, 302kg, 310c/kg, $940/head; Willow Tree Farm, Matapiro, 10 here-fries, av weight, 398kg, 286c/kg, $1140/head; 10 here-fries, av weight, 363kg, 281c/kg, $1020/head; N and M Sayers,
Crownthorpe, seven fries, av weight, 305kg, 252c/kg, $770/head; Lockwood, Otamauri, six sth dev, av weight, 359kg, 281c/kg, $1010/head.
Heifers: 2yr, B and G Fox, Pukehou, 14 ang, rwb, av weight, 541kg, 288c/kg, $1560/head; Glentui P/ship, Highway 50, 21 ang, av weight, 497kg, 287c/kg, $1430/head; 27 ang, av weight, 480kg, 279c/kg, $1345/head; Pleasant Valley, Waiwhare, 14 ang, av weight, 431kg, 292c/kg, $1260/head; R Thompson, Taihape Rd, 11 here-fries, av weight, 417kg, 282c/kg, $1180/head; M Johnson, Kotemaori, 15 sth dev, av weight, 445kg, 293c/kg, $1305/head; Brookbay P/ship, Otamauri, 20 charo-cross, av weight, 426kg, 282c/kg, $1205/head; Tunanui Station, Sherenden, 11 here, av weight, 376kg, 270c/kg, $1020/head; eight ang and ang-here, av weight, 400kg, 276c/kg, $1105/head; R Lemon, Waipawa, five here-cross, av weight, 503kg, 287c/kg, $1445/head.
Bulls: 2yr, Ngati Pahuwera, Wairoa, 57 ang, av weight, 422kg, 298c/kg, $1260/head; 23 ang, av weight, 390kg, 280c/kg, $1095/head; 19 ang, av weight, 359kg, 268c/kg, $965/head; 11 crossbred, av weight, 417kg, 278c/kg, $1165/head; eight fries, av weight, 476kg, 263c/kg, $1255/head. Yrling, Hindmarsh Farming, Crownthorpe, 16 ang, av weight, 499kg, 298c/kg, $1490/head; 13 ang, av weight, 480kg, 302c/kg, $1450/head; 12 ang, av weight, 480/kg, 289c/kg, $1390/head; 29 ang, av weight, 471kg, 287c/kg, $1355/head; 28 ang, av weight, 444kg, 289c/kg, $1285/head; 24 ang, av weight, 416kg, 295c/kg, $1230/head; Awahuri Pastoral, Ohiti, 23 fries, av weight, 316kg, 265c/kg, $838/head; Mahurangi Ltd, Wairoa, 41 fries, av weight, 324kg, 263c/kg, $855/head; J and J Stephens, Otane, 22 fries, av weight, 289c/kg, $715/head.
Ewes with lambs at foot: Hau-iti Farm, Raukawa, 95 hggts, 110 lambs, $96 all counted.
Lambs: Horiana Downs, Waimarama, 113 m/s b/f, $121; 163 m/s b/f, $102; 42 m/s, $84.50; Motonui Station, Elsthorpe, 112 m/s p/d, $119; 102 m/s p/d, $90; Natusch P/ship, Maraekakaho, 152 ram, $127.50; 218 ram, $107; 170 ram, $92; 57 ram, $75; Est A W Parsons, Wallingford, 136 m/s b/f, $115; 232 m/s b/f, $94; G and T Farming, Bush Rd, 172 m/s, $98.50; Te Puna Station, Wairoa, 250 ram, $89.50; 185 ewe, $85; 74 ewe, $81.50; 71 ram, $85.50; 93 ram, $101.50; Te Kiteroa, Maraetotara, 141 m/s b/f, $111.50; 31 m/s b/f, $90.75; Mahoe Station, Omakere, 117 m/s, $121.50; 40 m/s, $100; Kopanga Station, 94 ram, $101.50; 145 ewe, $87; 60 ewe, $84; C and T Zant, Te Apiti, 46 ram, $131.50; 29 ram, $95.50; A Walsh, Dartmoor, 41 m/s, $115.
All classes of stock sold on a solid market in big yardings at Monday's sale.
The best of a yarding of about 4800 ewes sold well but otherwise prices were a reflection of quality.
The lamb yarding was a mixture of old and new-season and sold well.
The big cattle yarding of 96 head featured some 670kg oxen, 600kg heifers and 656kg cows.
Cows: (Angus, here, here-fries) Av weight, 440kg to 656kg, 182c/kg to 212c/kg, $800/head to $1379/head.
Heifers: (Ang, charo-cross, lim-cross, fries) Av weight, 447kg to 600kg, 260c/kg to 288.5c/kg, $1163/head to $1722/head.
Oxen: (Ang, here-fries, charo-cross, fries-cross, ang-here) Av weight, 575kg to 708kg, 252c/kg, to 300c/kg, $1449/head to $2023/head.
Ewes: Shorn, heavy, $190; good, $168.50, $173 med, $141 to $152.50; lighter, $113 to $132.50. Slipe, good, $172.50 to $188; med, $124 to $145.50; lighter, $93.50 to $121.50. Woolly, good, $160; med, $118 to 4121.
Lambs: Hoggets, l/t, male, $181 to $214.50; ewe, $120 to $186. Spring, m/s, $98 to $201.50; b/f, $153, $197.