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