Cattle prove harder to sell

Store lambs were again on fire at Stortford Lodge yesterday.

Last week one pen broke the $160 mark; yesterday the $165 mark was reached.
However, it was the rise in demand for longer-term lambs that was noticeable. Some pens were at least $10 more than similar quality lambs last week.

Among the offering of about 6000 lambs were about 1400 from Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, and 1200 from Riverbank Station, Rissington.

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The story was different in the cattle rostrum where the offering of about 50 head was harder to sell. One pen of R2 angus-hereford steers made $1365 head or $3.03/kg but other types were passed in.

PRICES

Cattle — steers: R2, Waipunga Ltd, Waipunga, 13 ang-here, av weight, 450kg, 303c/kg, $1365/head; Totara Hills Station, Tikokino, nine ang, av weight, 331kg, 280c/kg, $930/head.

Heifers: R2, Waipunga Ltd, Waipunga, 12 ang-here, av weight, 445kg, 285c/kg, $1270/head; .

Bulls: C and T Mitchell, Kaiwaka, four R1 lowline, av weight, 190kg, 105c/kg, $200/head.
Sheep — ewes: (Sil) Horizons Trust, Raupunga, 79 4-th, $177; 186 1yr, $161; S Olsen, Taupo, 45 m/a, $80; Kyle Farming, Dartmoor, 37 m/a, $130. Halliwell Trust, Patoka, 32 m/a, rwr, $169; D Williams, Patoka, 11 5yr, $169.

Lambs: Hafton Farming, Sherenden, 92 male, $136.50; 137 male, $147.50; Riverbank Station, Rissington, 259 male, $160; 363 male, $159; 221 male, $154; 357 male, $155; Okare Station, Wairoa, 123 male, $163.50; 94 male, $153; 122 ewe, $147.50; 53 ewe, $137; 69 ewe, $160; B and E Tuanui, Whakapirau, 204 male, $164; 137 male, $158; 106 weth, $153; Blue Creek Farming, Whanawhana, 250 male, $155; J Lawrence, Glenross, 127 ram, $161.50; 171 ewe, $145; 33 ewe, $132; Roscommon Farm, Wairoa, 73 ram, $155; Kaiwaka vendor, 102 ram, $144; Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, 172 male, $166; 97 male, $160; 269 ewe, $154; 75 ewe, $151; 81 b/f ewe, $149; 196 ram, 4162; 125 b/f male, $159; 88 c/o, $165; 83 ram, $164; 60 ram, $142; 51 ram, $148; 75 ewe, $138; Droxford Farm, Middleton, Rd, 75 c/o, $152; 68 ewe, $138; Canning Est, Porangahau, 87 male, $155.50; 39 male, $140.

P and H Whiteside, Waitara Rd, 40 c/o, $154; 65 ewe, $138; 30 c/o, $133.50; 36 ewe, $122; G and K Matches, Glengarry Rd, 40 c/0, $156.50; 45 ewe, $144; Halliwell Trust, Patoka, 41 male, $162.50; L:ochinver Station, Taupo, 132 ram, $149; Kiwikawa, Pukehamoamoa, 30 ram, $153; 60 ewe, $140; D Matches and Co, Glengarry, 35 c/o, $154; 34 ewe, $144.50; Meeanee Farm, Awatoto, 61 male, $115; 45 ewe, $97.50; Otupae Station, Taihape Rd, 146 ewe, $137.50; 216 ewe, $142.50; 78 male, $151; 44 ewe, $128; Carlyon Station, Farm Rd, 121 ewe, $146.50; 66 male, $162; W Purvis, Matapiro, 88 ewe, $138; 1233 m/s, $130; C McRae, Glenross, 110 m/s, $120; Kenyon Land Co, Porangahau, 100 ewe, $150; 30 b/f ewe, $158.50; Pukenui Station, Makaretu, 82 m/s, $141; 30 ewe, $128; Lagoon Farm, Ahuriri, 69 ewe, $145.50; 179 ewe, $158.50; Waipunga Ltd, Waipunga, 43 ewe, $147; Mangakuri Station, Elsthorpe, 34 ewe, $122; Atua Station, Elsthorpe, 271 b/f ewe, 4147; Alco P/ship, 41 ewe, $127; P J Distributors, Wakarara, 28 b/f ewe, $138; B Kent, Bay View, 37 ewe, $134; Longacre Farm, Tukituki, 53 ewe, $105.50.

Prime sale

Heavy angus oxen sold strongly at Monday's sale. All the offering of 81 head was of good quality and sold well with 662kg angus oxen making $3.105/kg or $2055/head.

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In the sheep pens heavy lambs sold well with the best of them making $199.

Ewes were also up slightly in a yarding down in quality on last week.

PRICES

Cattle — oxen: (Ang, simm-cross) Av weight, 535kg to 665kg, 281c/kg to 310.5c/kg, $1503/head to $2055/head.

Heifers: Here-fries) Av weight, 442kg, 583kg, 260.5c/kg, 281c/kg, $$1315/head, $1316/head.

Cows: (Ang) Av weight, 558kg, 210c/kg, $1172/head.

Sheep — ewes: Shorn, good, $166, $167; med, $135 to $158; lighter, $105 to $130; light, $90. Woolly, med, $130 to $142. Slipe, med, $145; light, $90.

Lambs: Male, $86 to $199, b/f, $165 to $199. Ewe, $150 to $190.50; b/f, $147.50 to $198.50. M/s b/f, $143, $158.¦