Cattle prices rose after the rain kept coming at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.

Good store lambs continued to sell well in a mostly quality yarding of about 2500 head.

The cattle yarding of about 1000 head was mostly yearling stock of top quality and demand for them was strong with a pen of 266kg angus steers making $3.96/kg or $1055/head.

Buyers were from Hawke's Bay, Feilding and Tolaga Bay.

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PRICES
Cattle

Steers: 2yr, Waikareao Station, Te Aute, 24 ang, av weight, 513kg,322c/kg, $1655/head; Glenfalloch, Maraekakaho, 16 sth dev, av weight 564kg, 313c/kg, $1770/head; Matangi Farm, Makaretu, 22 ang-cross, av weight, 493kg, 302c/kg, $1490/head; G and J Steenkamer, Maraetotara, 13 here-cross, av weight, 536kg, 317c/kg, $1705/head. Yrling, F and M Goulding, Waiwhare, 45 ang, av weight, 454kg, 331c/kg, $1505/head; 33 ang, av weight, 386kg, 349c/kg, $1350/head; Ngamahanga Station, Kawera, 30 ang, av weight, 410kg, 347c/kg, $1425/head; 20 ang, av weight, 430kg, 338c/kg, $1460/head; Emerald Hill, Waihau, 45 ang, av weight, 391kg, 341c/kg, $1335/head; Maunganui Station, Te Pohue, 40 ang, av weight, 353kg, 372c/kg, $1315/head; Mangatapiri Station, Elsthorpe, 40 ang, av weight, 358kg, 354c/kg, $1270/head.

Williams Hill Station, Puketitiri, 19 charo-cross, av weight, 404kg, 330c/kg, $1335/head; five charo-cross, av weight, 315kg, 327c/kg, $1030/head; April 24 Trust, Te Aute, 25 ang, av weight, 333kg, 361c/kg, $1205/head; 14 ang, av weight, 300kg, 383c/kg, $1150/head; 13 charo-cross, av weight, 368kg, 341c/kg, $12360/head; nine sth dev-cross, av weight, 358kg, 353c/kg, $1265/head; Roscommon Farm, Wairoa, 20 ang and ang-here, av weight, 392kg, 368c/kg, $1445/head; Waipiropiro, Poukawa, 15 ang, av weight, 308kg, 359c/kg, $1110/head; 13 ang, av weight, 266kg, 396c/kg, $1055/head; Awakere Farm, Crownthorpe, 25 ang, av weight, 333kg, 375c/kg, $1252/head; Mangaroa Farm, Rosser Rd, 20 here-fries, av weight, 385kg, 325c/kg, $1255/head.

Mangatawhiti Station, Wairoa, 23 ang, av weight, 379kg, 360c/kg, $1370/head; 13 ang, av weight, 367kg, 378c/kg, $1390/head; seven here-cross, av weight, 419kg, 348c/kg, $1460/head; S Ridge, Pongaroa, 14 18mth ang, av weight, 390kg, 292c/kg, $1140/head; Willow Tree Farm, Matapiro, 11 ang, av weight, 471kg, 322c/kg, $1520/head; Clifton Station, Clifton, nine ang, av weight, 337kg, 378c/kg, $1280/head; Oban Station, Raukawa, 10 ang, av weight, 375kg, 336c/kg, $1265/head; five ang-cross, av weight, 401kg, 301c/kg, $1215/head; Wrekin Station, Waiwhare, 10 ang, av weight, 364kg, 347c/kg, $1265/head.

Bulls: 2yr, Woodstock Farm, Takapau, 15 ang, av weight, 408kg, 262c/kg, $1070/head; seven fries, av weight, 411kg, 267c/kg, $1100/head; I Pullar, Tutira, five here-cross, av weight, 456kg, 295c/kg, $1360/head. Yrling, Okawa Station, Okawa, 44 sth dev-cross, av weight, 546kg, 307c/kg, $1680/head; 23 sth dev-cross, av weight, 466kg, 317c/kg, $1480/head; 29 sth dev-cross, av weight, 457kg, 314c/kg, $1440/head; J Gilmore, Sherenden, 25 fries, av weight, 381kg, 288c/kg, $1100/head; Pickett Farming, Wairoa, 32 fries, av weight, 358kg, 280c/kg, $1005/head; April 24 Trust, Te Aute, five sth dev-cross, av weight, 420kg, 257c/kg, $1080/head; Waipiropiro, Poukawa, seven ang, av weight, 304kg, 264c/kg, $805/head; Huatoki Farm, Waipukurau, six simm-cross, av weight, 347kg, 260c/kg, $905/head; Oakcott Ventures, Takapau, five here-cross, av weight, 403kg, 266c/kg, $1075/head.

Heifers: Yrling, Mangatawhiti Station, Wairoa, 26 ang, av weight, 328kg, 332c/kg, $1090/head; B Farquharson, Rissington, 20 here-fries, av weight, 344kg, 309c/kg, $1065/head; 16 here-fries, av weight, 324kg, 311c/kg, $1010/head; 10 ang, av weight, 341kg, 311c/kg, $1060/head; 15 here-cross, av weight, 360kg, 318c/kg, $1145/head; Sentry Hill P/ship, Makaretu, 21 crossbred, av weight, 357kg, 310c/kg, $1110/head; 18 here-fries, av weight, 321kg, 308c/kg, $990/head; R and W Wilson, Crownthorpe, 17 ang, av weight, 262kg, 286c/kg, $750/head; M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 17 ang-here, av weight, 307kg, 333c/kg, $1025/head; Pokopoko Station, Tuai,14 simm-cross, av weight, 331kg, 324c/kg, $1075/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Wairunga, Maraetotara, 47 ewes, $130; 39 ewes, $119; 15 ewes, $96.

Hoggets, lambs at foot: B Smith, Hastings, 15 hgts, 16 lambs, $87 all counted.

Lambs: Allen Farming, Mangleton, 121 c/o, $118; 252 c/o, $112; 219 m/s b/f, $110; 223 m/s b/f, $104; 227 c/o, $104; Tyrone Farm, Blackburn Ridge, 50 ram, $130; 214 ram, $107; 13 ram, $117; 148 ram, $101; 37 ram, $93; C and J Lee, Kaiwaka, 126 c/o, 126 c/o, $107; M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 103 m/s b/f, $119; 147 m/s b/f, $106; 128 m/s b/f, $102.50; 137 m/s b/f, $92.50; Clovelly Farm, Waipukurau, 109 m/s b/f, $109.50; Awakere Farm Crownthorpe, 50 weth, $119; Taihoa Station, Tutira, 56 ewe, $100; 70 male, $105; 95 m/s, $93; 34 m/s, $119.50; Awanui, Pakipaki, 244 m/s b/f, $98.50; 80 m/s, $92.50; I and P Reube, Te Awa, 62 c/o, $106; 55 m/s, b/f, $106.50; Watts and Son, Tutira, 127 m/s, $92; 26 m/s, $108; W4 Farming, Highway 50, 68 m/s b/f, $94; 59 m/s, $90; 46 m/s b/f, $76; T Pearse, Puketitiri, 31 ewe, $88; Wairunga, Maraetotara, 25 m/s, $126; 51 m/s, $108; 34 m/s, $77.

Prime sale

Heavy cattle and good lambs sold well at Monday's sale.

Heavier ewes eased but lighter sorts sold surprisingly well in a big yarding.

The feature of the cattle yarding of 56 head was the big weights in some pens. One angus ox weighed 835kg and another pen weighed 810kg.

PRICES
Cattle

Oxen: (Fries, ang, ang-cross, here-cross) Av weight, 500kg to 835kg, 285c/kg to 30-6c/kg, $1377/head to $2379/head.

Heifers: (Here-cross, fries, ang, dairy-cross) Av weight, 406kg to 550kg, 255c/kg to 287.5c/kg, $1037/head to $1542/head.

Cows: (Fries) Av weight, 467kg, 256c/kg, $1196/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Slipe, good, $145 to $159.50; med, $131 to $141; lighter, $125; woolly, med, $140.50; lighter, $122 to $127; shorn, good, $150 to $156.50; med, $131 to $141; lighter, $124.50 to 4128.

Lambs: Hoggets, l/t, ewe, $129; male, $183. New-season, ewe, $160 to $180; male, $100 to $213; m/s, $80 to $202.■