Younger cattle sold well at Stortford Lodge yesterday in a store sale described as strong.

The best of the 18-month steers on offer made up to $3.24/kg while angus heifers made $2.89/kg.

The feature of the cattle sale was the 94 18-month angus steers from H and A McCallum, Taupo.

In the sheep pens longer term lambs sold surprisingly well in a mixed-quality yarding.

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A feature of the sheep sale was the 1300 lambs from Hurakia, Taupo. The lambs were showing the effects of the lack of rain elsewhere in the North Island.

Buyers for the yarding of about 500 cattle and 2500 sheep were from Hawke's Bay with one from Taupo and one from Rangitikei.

PRICES
Cattle

Cows: Vic, Rangatira E Trust, Taupo, 15 m/a crossbred, av weight, 531kg, 166c/kg, $885/head; T and A Smith, Waipawa nine m/a ang, av weight, 490kg, 236c/kg, $1180/head.

Steers: 18mnth, H and A McCallum, Taupo,30 ang, av weight, 486kg, 298c/kg, $1450/head; 27 ang, av weight, 471kg, 301c/kg, $1420/head; 22 ang, av weight, 428kg, 312c/kg, $1340/head; 15 ang, av weight, 507kg, 291c/kg, $1478/head; Bayview Station, Bay View, 25 ang, av weight, 373kg, 309c/kg, $1155/head; 14 ang, av weight, 317kg, 324c/kg, $1030/head; Kairongoa, Elsthorpe, 14 ang, av weight, 372kg, 304c/kg, $1135/head; B Murphy, Lindsay Rd, six here-fries, av weight, 464kg, 279c/kg, $1295/head; seven ang-cross, av weight, 453kg, 270c/kg, $1225/head; C and S Cutbush, Porangahau, 10 ang and ang-here, av weight, 446kg, 300c/kg, $1340/head; nine here, av weight, 496kg, 293c/kg, $1455/head; C Lee, Waipawa, five here, av weight, 336kg, 302c/kg, $1017/head; Lockwood Trust, Taupo, six fries, av weight, 394kg, 251c/kg, $990/head; G Collins, Puketapu, six ang, av weight, 378kg, 291c/kg, $1102/head. Wnr, J Gilmour, Sherenden, eight dairy cross, av weight, 185kg, 318c/kg, $790/head.

Bulls: 18mnth, Wairunga Ltd, Maraetotara, 21 fries, av weight, 466kg, 253c/kg, $1182/head; 26 fries, av weight, 442kg, 254c/kg, $1125/head; 15 fries, av weight, 427kg, 252c/kg, $1080/head. Wnr, J Gilmour, Sherenden, 25 fries, av weight, 248kg, 329c/kg, $815/head.

Heifers: 18mnth, Riverbank Station, Rissington, 10 ang, av weight, 443kg, 279c/kg, $1240/head; Manaaki Farm, Dannevirke, 42 here-fries, av weight, 349kg, 280c/kg, $980/head; Maunganui Station, Te Pohue, 15 ang, av weight, 414kg, 289c/kg, $1200/head; Te Awa Farm, Highway 50, 10 ang, av weight, 386kg, 272c/kg, $1050/head; PB Rural, Takapau, five here-fries, av weight, 310kg, 264c/kg, $820/head; Highline Ag, ex-Patoka, seven fries, av weight, 387kg, 219c/kg, $850/head; P And J Lee, Middle Rd, 12 here-cross, av weight, 353kg, 282c/kg, $1000/head; Draw Farm, ex Patoka, six dairy-cross, av weight, 330kg, 172c/kg, $570/head; NZ Best, Springfield Rd, nine simm-cross, av weight, 420kg, 259c/kg, $1090/head; N and M Cudby, Hatuma, six here-fries, av weight, 402kg, 255c/kg, $1030/head; H Putt, six fries, av weight, 376kg, 208c/kg, $785/head; Ty Bryn P/ship, Patoka, 10 fries, av weight, 402kg, 216c/kg, $870/head.

Sheep

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Ewes: Parks Peak Station, Wakarara, 187 romdale 2th, $132; 144 m/a romdale, $145.50; 52 m/a, $135; Rekahu Equestrian, Breckinridge, (Cap stock) 58 m/a b/f, $154; Wharehau Station, Ohuka, 66 m/a texel, $140; six tex rams, $120; Wharekauri, Chatham Island, 38m m/a, $137.50; 45 m/a, $115.50; P Walsh, five m/a, $150.

Lambs: Hurakia, Taupo, 235 c/o, $122; 282 c/o, $115; 227 c/o, $112.50; 317 c/o, $111; 147 c/o, $107.50; 58 ewe, $105.50; 36 ewe, $93; C and J Lee, Kaiwaka, 180 male, $120; 50 male, $128.50; M O'Dwyer Trust, Tikokino, 149 male, $109; 29 male, $117; 113 male, $98.50; J Powdrell, Wairoa, 89 ram, $113; 159 ewe, $105; 63 ewe, $98; 28 ram, $101; Rangatira E Trust, Taupo, 132 m/s, $87.50; A W Parsons, Trust, Wallingford, 63 ewe, $90; 45 ewe, $90; 26 ram, $105.50; 30 ram, $98.50; Yule Family, Dartmoor, 23 c/o, $122.
Prime sale

Small yardings in all sections again made it difficult to draw conclusions at Monday's sale.
There were two cows, 81 lambs and about 700 ewes.

Everything sold in line with their quality.

PRICES
Cattle

Cows: (Sth dev) av weight, 687kg, 180c/kg, $1237/head.

Ewes: Slipe, heavy, $194; med, $132 to $146; light, $100 to $125.50; shorn, good, $170; med, $132.

Lambs: Male, $105 to $154; ewe, $93, $145; m/s, $110 to $149.