An easing price trend continued at yesterday's heifer and bull fair.

A full rostrum of buyers was ready for the 1200 or so head on offer but prices were back on last year, similar to Tuesday's weaner steer fair.

The top quality of the offering was again a feature of the fair.

Top price for the bulls was $900 paid for a pen of 302kg Hereford-cross bulls from Braylin Farming, Porangahau.

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The top heifer price of $970 or $3.25/kg was paid for a pen of 298kg capital stock south devons from Pouhokio Station, Waimarama.

PRICES

All weaner bulls: Te Tohe Station, Mangaorapa, 31 simm-cross, av weight, 249kg, 349c/kg, $870/head; Kent Enterprises, Tikokino, 30 ang-here, av weight, 219kg, 331c/kg, $725/head; 12 ang-here, av weight, 179kg, 337c/kg, $605/head; Lynmar Farms, Sherenden, 10 fries-cross, av weight, 311kg, 273c/kg, $850/head; nine here-fries, av weight, 236kg, 306c/kg $725/head; G and J Sherratt, Argyll, 20 fries, av weight, 207kg, 338c/kg, $700/head.

Braylin Farming, Porangahau, 15 here-cross, av weight, 302kg, 297c/kg, $900/head; 10 here-cross, av weight, 243kg, 292c/kg, $710/head; Turangawaewae P/ship, Takapau, five here-cross, av weight, 255kg, 282c/kg, $720/head; T Pierce, Puketitiri, 13 shrthrn and charo-cross, av weight, 187kg, 337c/kg, $632/head; J Douglas, Taihape Rd, five here-fries, av weight, 159kg, 320c/kg, $510/head. Heifers: Rangiora Farming Trust, Tutira, 36 gelbvieh, av weight, 282kg, 326c/kg, $920/head; 28 ang-here, av weight, 215kg, 325c/kg, $700/head; Waireka Farm, Porangahau, 22 charo-cross, av weight, 265kg, 309c/kg, $820/head; 17 ang and ang-here, av weight, 239kg, 312c/kg, $747/head; Pouhokio Station, Waimarama, 19 sth dev, av weight, 298kg, 325c/kg, $970/head; 14 sth dev, av weight, 261kgm, 310c/kg, $810/head; Prins Tullyfergus, Maraetotara, 21 simm-cross, av weight, 267kg, 304c/kg, $815/head. 18 simm-cross, av weight, 237kg, 2312c/kg, $740/head; C and G Jacobs, Porangahau, 38 simm-cross, av weight, 255kg, 292c/kg, $748/head; Two Peaks, Mangatarata, 32 charo-cross, av weight, 261c/kg, 316c/kg, $825/head; Te Tohe Station, Mangaorapa, 32 simm-cross, av weight, 226kg, 309c/kg, $700/head.

Paranui Farm, Otamauri, 32 ang, av weight, 217kg, 313c/kg, $682/head; 17 ang, av weight, 173kg, 323c/kg, $560/head; 13 specklepark, av weight, 197kg, 337c/kg, $665/head; Glendoone Farm, Crownthorpe, 20 simm-cross, av weight, 277kg, 302c/kg, $840/head; 19 simm-cross, av weight, 212kg, 302c/kg, $732/head; Awanui Farm, Pakipaki, 34 ang, av weight, 235kg, 329c/kg, $775/head; 28 ang, av weight, 192kg, 331c/kg, $635/head; Hohonga, Mangatarata, 11 ang, av weight, 281kg, 307c/kg, $865/head; Martin Farming, Porangahau, 22 ang-here, av weight, 226kg, 307c/kg, $695/head; G and J Sherratt, Argyll, 37 crossbred, av weight, 304kg, 288c/kg, $880/head; Kent Enterprises, Tikokino, 25 ang-here, av weight, 214kg, 300c/kg, $645/head.

G and S Fisher, Pakuratahi, Rd, 17 ang-cross, av weight, 231kg, 2903c/kg, $680/head; 13 here, av weight, 214kg, 321c/kg, $690/head; Misty Flats, Hatuma, 18 ang, av weight, 240kg, 311c/kg, $750/head; Rochdale, Wanstead, ang and ang-here, av weight, 207kg, 308c/kg, $640/head; 13 ang and ang-cross, av weight, 176kg, 315c/kg, $555/head; six ang, av weight, 135kg, 326c/kg, $440/head; Te Awa Rd Farming, Wanstead, 18 ang and ang-cross, av weight, 205kg, 314c/kg, $645/head; 11 ang, av weight, 187kg, 335c/kg, $630/head; Top Rocky Trust, Whakapirau, 33 ang, av weight, 192kg, 311c/kg, $600/head; 15 ang, av weight, 155kg, 322c/kg $500/head; Franklin Farm, Waiohiki, 27 ang, av weight, 211kg, 331c/kg, $700/head; Prins Family Trust, Dartmoor, 10 ang, av weight, 249kg, 341c/kg, $852/head; five ang, av weight, 205kg, 308c/kg, $632/head; R and S Farming, Whakapirau, 44 ang and ang-here, av weight, 207kg, 320c/kg, $662/head; 34 ang and ang-here, av weight, 175kg, 317c/kg, $555/head; Lynmar Farms, Sherenden, 14 crossbred, av weight, 274kg, 292c/kg, $800/head; W Feetham, Whakapirau, 124 ang, av weight, 229kg, 315c/kg, $720/head; Brookfields P/ship, Te Pohue, 14 ang, av weight, 196kg, 311c/kg, $610/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Colbrae, Ashley Clinton, 64 5yr, $101.
Lambs: Tukemokihi Station, Wairoa, 448 c/o, $110; 356 c/o, $104; T Carlton, Taupo, 290 weth, $103; 153 weth, $96.50; Millstone, Waimarama, 38 m/s, $105.50; J Olsen, Taupo, 101 c/o, $109.50; Brookfields P/ship, Te Pohue, 42 m/s, $97.50; 30 m/s, $102.50; Kyle Farming, Dartmoor, 13 ram, $127.25.

Prime sale

Prices rose for the best of a small yarding of about 700 ewes at Monday's sale.
Lamb prices reflected another drop in meat schedules.

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There were only three dairy cows on offer

PRICES

Cattle: Three cows, av weight, 575kg, 170c/kg, $977/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Shorn, v good, $155; good, $137.50, $143; med, $112, $122; light, $104, $107; slipe, good, $140.50 to $147; med, $114.50, $120.
Lambs: M/s, $148 to $182; b/f, $130, $159; ewe b/f, $140.50; male, $115, $164; b/f, $146, $155.