A top-quality yarding of about 950 weaner heifers sold on a par with last month's fair at Stortford Lodge this week.

A small offering of weaner bulls sold well.

In the sheep pens the yarding of almost 3000 lambs met strong demand.

Longer-term lambs sold especially well.

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PRICES
Bulls:

All weaners: Waipoapoa Station, Maraetotara, 20 here, av weight, 233kg, 356c/kg, $832/head; G and J Sherratt, Argyll, 25 here-fries, av weight, 208kg, 346c/kg, $720/head; Alco Trust, Pakipaki, 22 fries, av weight, 158kg, 357c/kg $565/head; S and P Baker, Omakere, 23 fries, av weight, 180kg, 362kg, $655/head; Kardon Pty Ltd, Dannevirke, 19 sth dev, av weight, 247kg, 319c/kg, $790/head; Lightning Ridge, Porangahau, seven ang, av weight, 263kg, 347c/kg $915.

Heifers:

Whaitirinui Station, Raupunga, 33 ang, av weight, 238kg, 338c/kg, $805/head; 27 ang, av weight, 214kg, 309c/kg, $665/head; 11 ang and ang-here, av weight, 244kg, 331c/kg, $808/head; G Fox, Te Onepu, 18 ang, av weight, 274kg, 331c/kg, $910/head; Waihua Station, Waihua, 40 sthrn-cross, av weight, 229kg, 290c/kg, $665/head; 23 ang-here, av weight, 244kg, 257c/kg, $630/head; 19 mixed breeds, av weight, 174kg, av weight, 174kg, 289c/kg, $505/head; Wedd Farming, Puketitiri, 19 sth dev, av weight, 272kg, 335c/kg, $915/head; 13 ang-cross, av weight, 241kg, 334c/kg, $805/head; A J Arnold and Co, Kaiwaka, 19 charo-cross, av weight, 251kg, 326c/kg, $820/head; Hinerua Station, Wakarara, 30 charo-cross, av weight, 235kg, 331c/kg $780/head; 47 charo-cross, av weight, 209kg, 315c/kg, $660/head; 27 charo-cross, av weight, 189kg, 324c/kg, $615/head; Western Divide, Apley Rd, 14 ang, av weight, 252kg, 319c/kg, $805/head; G and J Sherratt, Argyll, 15 here-fries, av weight, 269kg, 285c/kg, $770/head; R and J Matthews Trust, Puketapu, 15 charo-cross, simm-cross, av weight, 244kg, 306c/kg $750/head; 12 charo-cross, av weight, 198kg, 325c/kg, $645/head; M Willis Family Trust, Porangahau, 15 ang, av weight, 241kg, 316c/kg, $762/head; 14 here-cross, av weight, 239kg, 292c/kg, $700/head; Longbrook, Te Pohue, 20 ang, av weight, 191kg, 310c/kg, $595/head; 10 ang, av weight, 239kg, 307c/kg, $735/head; M and C Radford, Akitio, 19 ang-here, av weight, 280kg, 320c/kg, $900/head; 12 simm-cross, av weight, 240kg, 298c/kg, $775/head; April 24 Trust, Te Hauke, 25 ang, av weight, 222kg, 299c/kg, $665/head; 14 sth dev-cross, av weight, 203kg, 320c/kg, $650/head; Central Dairies, Whakamaru, 28 aut-born here-fries, av weight, 251kg, 258c/kg, $650/head; 20 the same, av weight, 223kg 286c/kg, $640/head; 12 the same, av weight, 199kg, 301c/kg, $600/head; Woodstock Farm, Takapau, 19 aut-born here-fries, av weight, 363kg, 266c/kg, $967/head; 16 the same, av weight, 227kg, 250c/kg, $570/head; 18 aut-born here-cross, av weight, 294kg, 265c/kg $780/head; R A B Farming, Glengarry, 15 sth dev, av weight, 265kg, 312c/kg, $830/head; Riverbank, Rissington, 26 ang, av weight, 181kg, 339c/kg, $615/head; 17 ang, av weight, 157kg, 313c/kg, $558/head; Keirunga Station, Maraetotara, 18 ang, av weight, 199kg, 328c/kg, $655/head; R and S Farming, Whakapirau, 25 ang and ang-here, av weight, 166kg, 300c/kg, $500/head; Stonehenge Trust, Whakapirau, 26 here-fries, av weight, 144kg, 325c/kg, $470/head; 21 here-cross, av weight, 161kg, 297c/kg, $480/head; B and G Farming, Waitara Rd, 18 simm-cross, av weight, 237kg, 305c/kg, $720/head; Waihau Farm, Patoka, 16 ang and ang-here, av weight, 141kg, 351c/kg, $495/head; Elliffe Bros, Puketitiri Rd, 10 sth dev-cross, av weight, 241kg 304c/kg, $755/head; B W Paterson P/ship, Patoka, 14 charo-cross, av weight, 272kg, 334c/kg, $910/head; Misty Flats, Hatuma, 20 simm-cross, charo-cross, av weight, 254kg, 297c/kg, $755/head; Camot Farming, Te Uri, 19 ang and ang-here, av weight, 185kg, 339c/kg, $627/head.

Sheep
Lambs: Puhoro, Ruakituri, 151 c/o, $139; 362 c/o, $131.50; 139 c/o, $129; G and J McLennan, Oueroa, 178 male, $130; 100 b/f ewe, $127.50; 25 male, $143.50; M O'Dwyer Trust, Tikokino, 95 male, $125; 212 male, $116; 177 male, $110.50; C and J Lee, Waipunga, 184 male, $127.50; Tukemokihi, Wairoa, 229 male, $110.50; 112 ewe, $105; 142 ewe, $90; 183 male, $118.50; 50 male, $107; P O'Sullivan, Shanley Rd, 40 ram, $127; Punawai Farm, 33 ewe, $125.50; D Koster, Taupo; 248 ewe, $100.50; G and T Farming, Bush Rd, 33 b/f male, $128; 49 b/f ewe, $119.50.

Prime sale

A top-quality offering of prime lambs made top money at Monday's sale. The yarding of 520 head was the biggest for several weeks and most of them were well finished.

A small ewe offering of about 400 head sold in line with quality.

PRICES
Cattle

Heifers: (Ang-here) Av weight, 439kg, 253c/kg, $1110/head.

Cows: (Sth dev), Av weight, 472kg, 210c/kg, $991/head.

Sheep

Ewes: Slipe, v heavy, $202; good, $179; med, $139 to $151; light, $94.

Lambs: Male, $117 to $187.50; b/f, $171.50 to $194; ewe, $125 to $167; m/s, $90 to $175; b/f, $154 to $167.50.