Store lambs sold well at Stortford Lodge on Wednesday.

A yarding of about 1300 lambs, mostly of good quality, was in good demand from a good number of buyers.

In the cattle rostrum the best of a small offering of about 95 head of varying quality sold well.

Agents put the small yardings down to plentiful feed around Hawke's Bay meaning no pressure on farmers.

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Prices:

Cattle Steers: H and C Peychers, Poraite, five R3 crossbred, av weight, 589kg, 265c/kg, $1565/head; Awakere Farm, Crownthorpe, 19 R2 ang, av weight, 345kg, 304c/kg, $1050/head; Braeleeden Trust, Meeanee, seven wnr ang, av weight, 271kg, 335c/kg, $910/head.

Bulls: Trigham Station, Patoka, five R2 here-cross, av weight, 383kg, 258c/kg, $990/head.

Heifers: Kohunui P/ship, Omakere, 39 R2, ang, av weight, 368kgm, 291c/kg, $1195/head; Deltabrooke Farms, Waitara Rd, 10 R2 fries, av weight, 405kg, 224c/kg, $910/head.

Sheep Ewes: M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 200 2th rom, $128; 72 2th rom, $116.

Lambs: Inangatahi P/ship, Puketitiri, 148 male, $127; Kaiwaka Hawke's Bay Ltd, Kaiwaka, 109 c/o, $129; 40 m/s b/f, $124.50; Glenburn Farm, Pagets Rd, 168 ram, $125.50; 30 ram, $118.50; Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 65 ewe, $121; 210 ewe, $117.50; 112 ewe, $110.50; Rocky Basin, Kaiwaka, 19 ram, $130; Alco Trust, Poukawa, 52 m/s, $91.50; R Downes, Eskdale, $175.50.

PRIME SALE

Lighter ewes sold particularly well while cattle sold to expectations at Monday's sale.

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The yarding of 25 head of cattle was the biggest for some weeks.

The yardings of ewes and lambs were small again with about 500 ewes and 167 lambs.

Prices:

Cattle Heifers: (Ang, ang-here, charo-cross) Av weight, 504kg to 700kg, 265c/kg to 274.5c/kg, $1336/head to $1921/head.

Bulls: (Ang) 585kg, 700kg, 245.5c/kg, 246.5c/kg, $1436/head $1725/head.

Cow: (Ang) Weight, 492kg, 170c/kg, $836/head.

Sheep Ewes: Shorn, good, $169; med, $126 to $136; light, $98.50 to $120. Slipe, good, $157.50 to $169.50; med, $146; light, $116.50. Woolly, good, $143.

Lambs: Male, b/f, $153; m/s, $146, $166.50; b/f, $161.