Sheep prices kept rising at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.

The best pen of lambs broke through the $200 mark, making $208. The rest of the sale was not far behind with only the smaller ewe lambs behind the play.

There were plenty of bidders even at the higher prices.

Ewes with lambs at foot lifted again to $124.50. The lambs were all terminal breeds and doing well.

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The cattle sale was also strong with yearling angus steers making up to $4.21/kg.

Buyers for the 6000 sheep and about 360 cattle were from Hawke's Bay with support from Taupo, Wairarapa and Feilding.

Sheep prices kept rising at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.

The best pen of lambs broke through the $200 mark, making $208. The rest of the sale was not far behind with only the smaller ewe lambs behind the play.

There were plenty of bidders even at the higher prices.

Ewes with lambs at foot lifted again to $124.50. The lambs were all terminal breeds and doing well.

The cattle sale was also strong with yearling angus steers making up to $4.21/kg.

Buyers for the 6000 sheep and about 360 cattle were from Hawke's Bay with support from Taupo, Wairarapa and Feilding.

PRICES
CATTLE

Steers: 2yr, G and J Chambers, Tikokino, 12 ang and ang-here, av weight, 522kg, 300c/kg, $1570/head; N and M Sayers, Crownthorpe, nine dairy-cross, av weight, 444kg, 233c/kg, $1035/head; A and M Tweedie, Tutira, five ang, av weight, 421kg, 317c/kg, $1335/head. Yrling, Kowhai Downs, Kaiwaka, 17 ang, av weight, 318kg, 386c/kg, $1230/head; 17 ang, av weight, 303kg, 379c/kg, $1150/head; 11 ang-here, av weight, 308kg, 392c/kg, $1210/head; Glenview Farming, Tangoio, 28 ang, av weight, 262kg, 421c/kg, $1105/head; 19 ang and ang-here, av weight, 229c/kg, 415c/kg $950/head; S and R Martin, Tutira, 14 ang, av weight, 232kg, 414c/kg, $965/head; G and E Cameron, Chatham Island, 16 ang-here, av weight, 236kg, 404c/kg, $955/head; Horiana Downs, Waimarama, 10 here, av weight, 408kg, 316c/kg, $1290/head; 13 here, av weight, 290kg, 351c/kg, $1020/head; six here, av weight, 246kg, 394c/kg, $970/head; Bay View Station, Bay View, 10 wnr ang, av weight, 142kg, 440c/kg, $625/head.

Bulls: Taiko Fishing, Chatham Island, five 2yr ang, av weight, 350kg, 283c/kg, $990/head; Reiharangi Farm, Taihape Rd, seven yrling here-fries, av weight, 219kg, 305c/kg, $670/head; six yrling fries, av weight, 220kg, 250c/kg $550/head.
Heifers: O Nicholas, Makahu, nine ang and ang-cross, av weight, 452kg, 292c/kg, $1320/head; A and M Tweedie, Tutira,10 simm-cross, av weight, 384kg, 303c/kg, $1165/head; nine simm-cross, av weight, 341kg, 321c/kg, $1095/head; Belmount Farm, Craggy Range, 10 here-fries, av weight, 431kg, 293c/kg, $1265/head. Yrling, Bay View Station, Bay View, 33 ang, av weight, 178kg, 372c/kg, $665/head; 25 ang, av weight, 153kg, 392c/kg, $600/head; six ang, av weight, 136kg, 423c/kg, $575/head; Horiana Downs, Waimarama, 12 here, av weight, 256kg, 312c/kg, $825/head; 12 here, av weight, 385kg, 302c/kg, $1165/head; Tahara Trust, Aorangi Rd, 20 here-fries, av weight, 257kg, 322c/kg, $830/head; G and E Cameron, Chatham Island, four here, av eight, 231kg, 309c/kg, $715/head.

SHEEP

Ewes with lambs at foot: Netherton Station, Elsthorpe, 92 ewes, 92 b/f lambs, $115.50 all counted; 55 ewes 57 b/f lambs, $117; C Bogard, Tait Rd, 44 ewes 67 lambs, $123.50; Brancott Farm, Glenross, 20 ewes, 42 lambs, $122; 21 ewes, 44 lambs, $124.50; C and J Haynes, Puketapu, six b/f ewes, eight b/f lambs, $122; five b/f ewes, six b/f lambs, $120.

Lambs: Kintail, Putorino, 221 ram, $176.50; Hautope Land Co, Hautope, 283 c/o, $165; 190 c/o, $155.80; Caithness Farm, Sherenden, 106 male, $155; Otoi Faming Co, Putere, 75 ram, $180; 34 male, $209; 44 m/s, $150; 72 ewe, $152; G and J McLennan, Omakere, 295 male, $170; 169 male, $166; 44 male, $158. S Norman, Chatham Island, 96 male, $165; G and E Cameron, Chatham Island, 165 m/s, $172; Ohinemana, Chatham Island, 2312 wether, $164; Te Ngaio P/ship, Chatham Island, 158 m/s, $169; G and R Horler, Chatham Island, 125 m/s, $159; 73 m/s, $145; LMP P/ship, Porangahau, 139 male, $171; 270 ewe, $156; R and J Holmes, Chatham Island, 100 ewe, $159; Kaiara Enterprises, Chatham Island, 76 m/s, $152; Lagoon Farm, Napier, 153 ewe, $172.50; Kokako Farm, Ohiti Rd, 237 ewe, $170; Te Ngawa Farm, Porangahau, 159 ewe, $158; Glendoone, Crownthorpe, 132 ewe, $150; 94 male, $151; 32 male, b/f, $136; Titoki Station, Omakere, 135 ewe, $145; 48 male $158; 89 ewe, $131; 62 male, $144; Black Stag Station, Tutira, 213 ewe, $137; 132 ewe, $129; O Edgecombe, Pourere Rd, 86 ewe, $142.50; Otupae Station, Taihape Rd, 79 m/e, $163; Hawke's Bay Wool World, Meeanee, 57 ewe, $172; 83 ewe, $149; G Cameron and E Chisholm, Chatham Island, 88 m/s, $155; R Menzies, Ruahapia Rd, 58 male, $169.50; Kohitane Station, Wairoa, 80 ewe, $145; Kaweka Farming, Havelock North, 42 ewe, $156; Kowhai Downs, Kaiwaka, 43 m/s, $146; Hill Sixty, Wairoa, 44 ewe, $120; 39 ewe, $80; Simcox Farming, Wanstead, 34 male, $173; Cottenham P/ship, Wanstead, 17 ewe, $141; 17 c/o, $154; Waipiropiro Station, Poukawa, 131 ewe, $136.

Prime sale

A small yarding of mostly lighter ewes continued to sell on a strong market on Monday.

The best of a yarding of about 300 head made $170. However, lighter ewes sold well at up to $130.

A big yarding of about 1800 head of lambs continued to sell strongly with one pen of male lambs making $130.

There were no cattle on offer.

PRICES

Ewes: Shorn, good, $170; med, $151; light, $116. Slipe, med, $129 to $130.50; 2th, $137, $138.

Lambs: Male, $129 to $230; b/f, $199; ewe, $150 to $217; m/s, b/f, $185, $155.