The Hawke's Bay weaner cattle fair season got off to a strong start at Stortford Lodge on Tuesday.

About 1800 weaner steers were sold mostly to Hawke's Bay buyers in a full cattle rostrum at prices below last year's but above sales elsewhere in the country where feed is short. Other buyers came from Waikato, Taumarunui and Ashburton.

The steers on offer were all top quality, a reflection of the plentiful feed in Hawke's Bay.
Agents said the sale was strong and better than weaner fairs in areas short of rain.


In a change of policy this fair was open to all breeds. Usually the steer fairs are divided into traditional breeds and exotic breeds.


All weaner steers: Freethlands, Salisbury Rd, 45 ang, av weight, 281kg, 378c/kg, $1065/head; 26 ang, av weight, 239kg, 372c/kg, $892/head; Rangiora Farming Trust, Tutira, 42 ang, av weight, 268kg, 386c/kg, $1035/head; 40 ang-here, av weight, 265kg, 365c/kg, $975/head; 31 gelbvieh and simm, av weight, 306kg, $1120/head; 34 gelb, av weight, 292kg, 350c/kg, $1025/head; 35 ang and ang-here, av weight, 232kg, 373c/kg, $860/head; 20 gelb and simm-cross, av weight, 264kg, 364c/kg, $965/head; Te Kura, Porangahau, 15 ang, av weight, 307kg, 344c/kg, $1058/head; 44 ang, av weight, 242kg, 372c/kg, $900/head; 20 ang, av weight, 206kg, 377c/kg, $780/head; The Dome, Farm Rd, 25 ang-cross, av weight, 268kg, 374c/kg, $1005/head; 26 ang and ang-here, av weight, 227kg, 373c/kg, $965/head; Black Oak, Waihau, 43 ang, av weight, 308kg, 359c/kg, $1110/head; 34 ang, av weight, 255kg, 366c/kg, $935/head.

13 charo-cross, av weight, 295kg, 372c/kg, $1100/head; Awanui Farm, Pakipaki, 26 ang, av weight, 246kg, 389c/kg, $960/head; 34 ang, av weight, 206kg, 378c/kg, $780/head; eight ang, av weight, 179kg, 387c/kg, $695/head; Hononga Station, Mangaorapa, 15 ang, av weight, 300kg, 349c/kg, $1050/head; The Heath, Aorangi Rd, 28 ang, av weight, 274kg, 353c/kg, $970/head; G and S Fisher, Pakuratahi Rd, 25 an g-cross, av weight, 255kg, 371c/kg, $950/head; 15 ang-here, av weight, 243kg, 355c/kg, $865/head; Martin Farming, Porangahau, 27 ang, av weight, 250kg, 367c/kg, $920/head; 17 ang, av weight, 217kg, 364c/kg, $792/head; Prins Tullyfergus, Maraetotara, 40 simm-cross, av weight, 288kg, 357c/kg, $1030/head; 28 simm-cross, av weight, 238kg, 361c/kg, $815/head.

Pouhokio Station, Waimarama, 24 sth dev, av weight, 309kg, 348c/kg, $1080/head; 23 sth dev, av weight, 260kg, 360c/kg, $935/head; 12 sth dev, av weight, 365kg, 343c/kg, $1252/head; C and G Jacobs, Porangahau, 30 simm-cross, av weight, 280kg, 349c/kg, $980/head; 15 simm-cross, av weight, 249kg, 373c/kg, $930/head; Te Ngawa, Porangahau, 27 ang and ang-cross, av weight, 266kg, 350c/kg,. $935/head; 23 ang, av weight, 246kg, 363c/kg, $895/head; 14 ang and ang-here, av weight, 213kg, 356c/kg, $758/head; G and J Sherratt, Argyll, 24 here-cross, av weight, 283kg, 339c/kg, $960/head; 20 here-cross, av weight, 333kg, 334c/kg, $1115/head; Te Awa Rd Farming, Wanstead, 18 ang-here, av weight, 224kg, 336c/kg, $755/head; Glendoone Farm, Crownthorpe, 27 simm-cross, av weight, 278kg, 350c/kg, $975/head.

WL Farming, Porangahau, 29 ang, av weight, 254kg, 364c/kg, $928/head; Mahanga Station, Wairoa, 40 ang, av weight, 220kg, 375c/kg, $827/head; Waikare Station, Waimarama, 24 ang and ang-here, av weight, 230kg, 365c/kg, $842/head; eight ang, av weight, 195kg, 363c/kg, $710/head; Top Rocky Trust, Whakapirau, 31 ang, av weight, 218kg, 376c/kg, $820/head; 22 ang, av weight, 180kg, 383c/kg, $690/head; Waireka Farm, Mangaorapa, 28 charo-cross, av weight, 289kg, 338c/kg, $980/head; 22 ang-here, av weight, 258kg, 373c/kg, $965/head; Glenburn Farm, Waimarama, 20 ang, av weight, 288kg, 353c/kg, $1020/head; Rotowai Trust, Omakere, 22 ang-here, av weight, 254kg, 377c/kg, $960/head; 22 ang and ang-here, av weight, 224kg, 366c/kg, $832/head; A and M Tweedie, Tutira, 14 simm-cross, av weight,291kg, 347c/kg, $1012/head.

Maaka Farm, Waimarama, 30 ang and ang-here, av weight, 240kg, 382c/kg, $920/head; 28 ang, av weight, 210kg, 367c/kg, $775/head; Two Peaks Station, Mangatarata, 22 ang-here, av weight, 249kg, 347c/kg, $865/head; 31 charo, av weight, 287kg, 358c/kg, $1030/head; R and S Farming, Whakapirau, 25 ang and ang-here, av weight, 222kg, 350c/kg, $780/head; 25 ang and ang-here, av weight, 182kg, 383c/kg, $700/head; Brookfields P/ship, Te Pohue, 16 ang, av weight, 229kg, 360c/kg, $825/head; Rochdale, Wanstead, 16 ang, av weight, 183kg, 384c/kg, $705/head.

S Harper, Ohiti, 10 crossbred, av weight, 279kgm, 336c/kg, $940/head; Osborne Family Trust, Porangahau, 15 ang and ang-here, av weight, 251kg, 325c/kg, $820/head; Lynmar Farms, Sherenden, five crossbred, av weight, 265kg, 317c/kg, $840/head; Te Tohe Station, Mangaorapa, seven ang-cross, av weight, 241kg, 356c/kg $860/head