Good rainfall and the prospect of more meant a solid store sale at Stortford Lodge yesterday. A yarding of almost 600 cattle of generally top quality sold to big bench of buyers.

Two pens of well-grown weaner angus steers weighing in at 293kg and 233kg sold for $4.26/kg and $4.15/kg.

A small yarding of good store lambs, including almost 1300 from Glendale Station, Aropaoanui, sold well. Longer-term lambs sold particularly well.

PRICES
Cattle

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Cows, calves at foot: Leafield Farms, Ōtane, 12 ang-here, 12 calves at foot, av weight, $620kg, 263c/kg, $1610/head.

Cows: Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, 24 empty fries, av weight, 572kg, 200c/kg, $1150/head; 23 the same, av weight, 513kg, 202c/kg, $1040/head; nine the same, av weight, 462kg, 203c/kg, $940/head; five empty fries-cross, av weight, 495kg, 191c/kg, $950/head.

Steers: 2½yr, M Jimmieson, Maraekakaho, eight 3 ½yr here-fries, av weight, 680kg, 277c/kg, $1890/head; Ruahine Station, Mangleton, 19 here-fries, av weight, 416kg, 322c/kg, $1340/head; nine the same, av weight, 495kg, 301c/kg, $1490/head; 22 the same, av weight, 370kg, 340c/kg, $1260/head; six here-cross, av weight, 450kg, 287c/kg, $1295/head; 14 here-fries, av weight, 326kg, 327c/kg, $1070/head; eight ang, av weight, 313kg, 334c/kg, $1050/head. 18mnth, S Harison, Tutira, 17 limousin, av weight, 392kg, 375c/kg, $1475/head. Wnr, Mahurangi Station, Wairoa, 10 ang, av weight, 293kg, 426c/kg, $1250/head; six the same, av weight, 233kg, 415c/kg, $970/head.
Bulls: 2½yr, Barnsdale Dairy, Makaretu, 22 ang, av weight, 633kg, 288c/kg, $1825/head; 10 here, av weight, 608kg, 289c/kg, $1750/head; 25 jersey, av weight, 493kg, 254c/kg, $1255/head; East Family Trust, Kahuranaki, 12 fries, av weight, 485kg, 299c/kg, $1452/head; J R Moore Farm Trust, Ongaonga, six jersey, av weight, 566kg, 263c/kg, $1495/head. 18mnth, Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, 27 ang, av weight, 515kg, 292c/kg, $1505/head; Watts and Son, Tutira, 14 ang, av weight, 427kg, av weight, 427kg, 322c/kg, $1380/head; Awahuri Pastoral, Ohiti, 28 fries, av weight, 345kg, 318c/kg, $1100/head; 10 fries, av weight, 325kg, 320c/kg, $1040/head; Mahurangi Ltd, Wairoa, 26 fries, av weight, 322kg, 324c/kg, $1080/head; Woodstock, Takapau, 18 fries, av weight, 404kg, 275c/kg, $1115/head; 20 fries, av weight, 309kg, 333c/kg, $1030/head; S and P Baker, Ōmakere, 10 fries-cross, av weight, 376kg, 301c/kg, $1135/head; eight the same, av weight, 400kg, 292c/kg, $1170/head; Wairunga Ltd, Maraetotara, five fries, av weight, 351kg, 304c/kg, $1070/head; R and S Clayton, Waipukurau, six wnr here-cross, av weight, 151kg, 372c/kg, $565/head.

Heifers: 2½yr, M Johnson, Kotemāori, seven simm-cross, av weight, 509kg, 281c/kg, $1435/head; eight here-fries, av weight, 508kg, 281c/kg, $1430/head. 18mnth, Kaikora P/ship, Otane, eight ang, av weight, 363kg, 312c/kg, $1135/head; S Harison, Tutira, seven limousin, av weight, 349kg, 330c/kg, $1155/head; S and V Tarrant, Waipukurau, 10 simm-cross, av weight, 336kg, 319c/kg, $1075/head; Waikare Stn, Te Apiti, eight ang, av weight, 418kg, 263c/kg, $1100/head; Farnham Stn, Herbertville, five ang, av weight, 284kg, 316c/kg, $900/head; G Nicholls, Tutira, 14 ang, av weight, 261kg, 278c/kg, $730/head; Mahurangi, Wairoa, nine ang, av weight, 238kg, 377c/kg, $900/head; 14 ang, av weight, 286kg, 372c/kg, $1065/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Tui-Brae Farm, Kotemāori, 19 m/a b/f, $125; 29 m/a, b/f, $161.25.
Lambs: Tui-Brae Farm, Kotemaori, 37 m/s b/f, $163.50; 40 m/s b/f, $128.50; Prins Family Trust, Dartmoor, 79 b/f ram, $124.50; 63 b/f ewe, $120.50; 56 b/f ewe, $126; Glendale Station, Aropaoanui, 83 weth, $121; 404, weth, $117.50; 176 ewe, $104; 119 ewe, $96; 209 weth, $113; 137 weth, $105; 51 weth, $115; 44 b/f ewe, $115.50; 22 b/f ewe, $92; 31 b/f weth, $111; Kiwi Station, Wairoa, 246 b/f ram, $128; 254 b/f ewe, $118.50; G and K Christison, Tutira, 85 ram, $122; 21 ram, $96; Tyrone Farm, Blackburn Ridge, 58 b/f m/s, $104.

PRIME SALE

Prices eased all round at Monday's sale which reflected the quality of the offering.
Most of the offering of 50 head of cattle were female and were back about 10c/kg on the last sale last year.

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The ewe yarding lacked the heavy ewes of last week as did the lambs.

PRICES
Cattle
Cows: (Limousin, fries) Av weight, 542kg to 610kg, 198c/kg, 215c/kg, $1074/head to $1311/head.

Heifers: (Ang, here-fries, limou, here-cross) Av weight, 495kg to 629kg, 278c/kg to 285.5c/kg, $1378/head to $1855/head.

Oxen: (Limou, here-cross, here-fries) Av weight, 540kg to 805kg, 273c/kg to 293c/kg, $1474/head to $2362/head.

Bulls: (Limousin) Weight, 420kg, 890kg, 215c/kg, 240c/kg, $903/head, $2136/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Slipe, good, $156.50 to $180; med, $138 to $150; lighter, $110 to $130; shorn, med, $144 to $157.50; lighter, $98 top $124; woolly, med, $135.50; light, $115 to $126.
Lambs: M/s, $115 to $205.50; b/f, $136, $162.50; ewe, $105.