Store cattle and lambs sold to expectations at yesterday's Stortford Lodge sale.
A good quality yarding of about 250 cattle and 1450 sheep sold in line with feed supply and easing meat schedules, agents said.
Cows: Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, eight empty fries, av weight, 570kg, 185c/kg, $1027/head; 10 the same, av weight, 488kg, 180c/kg, $878/head; five the same, av weight, 391kg, 167c/kg, $655/head; J R Moore Farm Trust, Poukawa, 13 empty fries, av weight, 578kg, 180c/kg, $1040/head.
Steers: 18mnth, G and J McLennan, Oueroa, 15 ang, av weight, 448kg, 317c/kg, $1425/head; 35 the same, av weight, 398kg, 333c/kg, $1330/head; Maungataniwha Station, Putere, 10 sth dev-cross, av weight, 410kg, 326c/kg, $1340/head; nine the same, av weight, 370kg, 346c/kg, $1280/head; eight the same, av weight, 390kg, 284c/kg, $1110/head; April 24 Trust, Te Hauke, eight sth dev-cross, av weight, 380kg, 321c/kg, $1220/head; seven the same, av weight, 310kg, 315c/kg, $980/head.
Bulls: JR Moore Farm Trust, Poukawa, five 2½yr fries, av weight, 567kg, 239c/kg, $1355/head. Wnr, Tui-Brae Farm, Kotemaori, 13 fries, av weight, 203kg, 331c/kg, $675/head; 20 the same, av weight, 157kg, 376c/kg, $600/head; six the same, av weight, 136kg, 395c/kg, $540/head; five the same, av weight, 180kg, 277c/kg, $500/head.
Heifers: 18mnth, B Farquharson, Glengarry Rd, 22 here-fries, av weight, 372kg, 281c/kg, $1050/head; 22 the same, av weight, 357kg, 283c/kg, $1015/head; Wairua Dairies, Aorangi Rd, 10 fries, av weight, 415kg, 241c/kg, $1000/head.
Ewes: Maungataniwha Station, Putere, 139 5yr romdale, $160.
Lambs: Parks Peak Station, Wakarara, 187 c/o, $126; 152 c/o, $114; 105 ewe, $115; 177 ewe, $106; 112 ewe, $102; Halliwell Trust, Patoka, 63 ram, $118; 38 ram, $103; 37 b/f ewe, $104; Finch P/ship, Pourerere Rd, 113 male, $118; K2K, Tikokino, 81 ram, $105.50; 58 ewe, $96; 48 ewe, $90.
A shortage of processing space, easing schedules and varying quality was reflected in the prices art Monday's sale.
A good-quality line-up of 42 head of cattle, some of them heavy, were back on previous weeks as space tightens.
The ewe offering was back in quality which was reflected in the returns.
The best of the lamb yarding sold well but some pens were harder to sell.
Oxen: (Sth dev, ang, ang-here, here-cross) Av weight, 485kg to 755kg, 272c/kg to 281c/kg; $1333/head to $2098/head.
Heifers: (Simm-cross, dairy-cross, ang, ang-here, here-fries) Av weight, 446kg to 606kg, 245.5c/kg to 271c/kg, $1096/head to $1616/head.
Ewes: All slipe, good, $145.50, $151; med, $130 to $141.50; light, $94 to $119.
Lambs: Male, $121 to $151; ewe, $106 to $137; m/s, $127 to $174; b/f, $135.50.