Prices remained strong for the last store sale of the year at Stortford Lodge yesterday.

The 1500 lambs on offer sold well with 35kg-plus lambs making $130. The next store sale is January 9.

PRICES
Cattle

Heifers: Oakdale Farm, Raukawa, five yrling ang, av weight, 229kg, 327c/kg, $750/head.
Sheep

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Lambs: Waipiropiro Station, Raukawa, 167 m/s b/f, $130.50; 63 male, $130; Est AW Parsons, Wallingford, 445 ram, $113; Kanuka Creek, Glengarry, 50 m/s, $118.50; Tyrone Farm, Blackburn Ridge, 28 ram, $128.50; 88 ram, $117; 50 ram, $103; 16 ram, $99.

Prime sale

The prime market ended the year on a strong note at Monday's sale. The lamb market was especially strong for a quality offering. Prime cows also sold well in yarding of 34 head. The next prime sale will be on January 7.

Cattle

Cows: (Ang, here-cross, sthrn-cross, specklepark) Av weight, 533kg to 667kg, 210c/kg to 220c/kg, $1077/head to $1650/head.

Heifers: (Charo, ang-cross, ang, here) Av weight, 490kg to 568kg, 276c/kg to 282c/kg, $1352/head to $1596/head.

Bull (Ang) Weight, 730kg, 275c/kg, $2007/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Shorn, heavy, $170, $185; good, $154 to $167; med, $128 to $151.50; light, $106 to $124. Woolly, good, $163; med, $120 to $145. Slipe, $154 to $162; med, $134 to $153; light, $120.50.

Lambs: Male, $156.50 to $193; b/f, $105.50, $162; ewe, $158.50, $164; m/s, $99 to $182; b/f, $114 to $202.