The best of a yarding of mostly ewe lambs continued to sell well at yesterday's Stortford Lodge store sale.

However, smaller lambs went off the boil as the risk of them cutting their teeth before they are finished rises.

Prices for a big yarding of ewes with lambs at foot also eased. Most of the lambs were younger and the ewes lighter than in previous weeks.

In the cattle sale a small yarding also sold well with a pen of 471kg 3-year angus-hereford steers making $3.16/kg.

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Buyers for the about 220 cattle and 3000 sheep were from Hawke's Bay, Rangitikei and Masterton.

PRICES
CATTLE

Steers: G and J Chambers, Tikokino, 10 3yr ang-here, av weight, 471kg, 316c/kg, $1490/head; P R MacDonald P/ship, Tutira, 10 2yr here-fries, av weight, 435kg, 305c/kg, $1330/head; Brookfields P/ship, Te Pohue, 10 charo-cross, av weight, 149kg, 399c/kg, $595/head.

Bulls: 2yr, Hicks Farming Ltd, Waiwhare, 27 fries, av weight, 489kg, 307c/kg, $1505/head; 12 fries, av weight, 488kg, 305c/kg, $1490/head; six fries, av weight, 453kg, 288c/kg, $1305/head; PJ Cammock and Co, Waitahora, 28 fries, av weight, 454kg, 290c/kg, $1320/head; Pokahu Farm, Gisborne, 15 ang, av weight, 420kg, 327c/kg, $1375/head. Yrling, Motere Station, Omakere, 20 ang, av weight, 325kg, 364c/kg, $1185/head; 12 ang, av weight, 296kg, 356c/kg, $1055/head.

Heifers: 2yr, C and J Steenkamer, Maraetotara, 16 here, av weight, 386kg, 304c/kg, $1175/head; nine here, av weight, 342kg, 308c/kg, $1055/head; six here-cross, av weight, 387kg, 301c/kg, $1165/head; five ang-here, av weight, 400kg, 310c/kg, $1240/head; G and T Thorn, Tukituki, five ang, av weight, 450kg, 294c/kg, $1325/head. Yrling, Brookfields P/ship, Te Pohue, seven ang-cross, av weight, 138kg, 391c/kg, $540/head.

SHEEP

Ewes with lambs at foot: Cricklewood Station, Wairoa, 53 6yr, 88 b/f lambs at foot, $102 all counted; 30 6yr, 55 b/f, $105; 23 6yr, 43 b/f, $103; 20 6yr, 36 b/f, $105.50; Mangakuri Station, Kairakau, 31 5yr, 43 b/f, $106; 29 5yr, 47 b/f, $104; 32 4yr, 50 b/f, $102; 30 5yr, 47 b/f, $105; Poututu Station, Te Karaka, 68 ewes, 108 b/f, $117; 77 ewes, 113 b/f, $121.50; 43 ewes, 64 b/f, $119; 39 ewes, 63 ewes, $116; A and C Needes, Pakowhai, 33 wilt, 55 wilt, $101.50; Te Awanga Downs, Te Awanga, 21 ewes, 25 b/f, $95; T Swanwick, Maraetotara, five ewes, eight lambs, $115.50; Te Parae Grazing, 11 ewes, 18 lambs, $94; Wills Holdings, Te Pohue, six ewes, six lambs, $114.50; NA Chambers, Waipukurau, 22 ewes, 26 lambs, $102; Wairuru Farm, Tapairu Rd, four ewes, five lambs, $116.50.

Lambs: Hebron Station, Wairoa, 52 male, $159; 99 ewe, $159.50; Wainui Station, Mahia, 102 male, $157.50; 83 male b/f, $170; 55 ewe, $164; 109 ewe, $155.50; 68 ewe b/f, $135; 38 male, $143;

Totara Valley Farm, Ongaonga, 66 male, $171; Lochinver Station, Taupo, 47 male, $163.50; 108 ewe, $160.50; 62 male, $154; J and S Paterson, Dartmoor, 149 ewe, $190; 65 ewe, $180.50; Eparaima Hills, Wallingford, 104 ewe b/f, $175; 178 ewe, $160.50; L and S Symes, Wairoa, 269 ewe, $161.50; 71 ewe, $154; R Hunt, St Georges Rd, 149 ewe, $174; Kintail, Putorino, 76 ewe, $170.50; 214 ewe, $162.50; Air Hill, Maraekakaho, 113 ewe, $163; Johanson Farms, Chatham Island, 84 m/s, $126.50; Willowgate Orchard, Waipukurau, 84 ewe, $176; Rangiaria, Otane, 56 male, $176.50; Waipiropiro Station, Poukawa, 89 c/o, $167; M and C Radford, Akitio, 130 ewe, $136; 41 ewe, $144; S and K Halford, Kahuranaki, 61 c/o, $180; N and C Chapman, 48 male, $140; 45 ewe, $131.50; Glenburn Farm, Pagets Rd, 45 ewe, $160; Tukuwaru, Waipawa, 41 ewe, $180; Belmont Station, Eskdale, 55 ewe, $148; 56 ewe, $121.50; 28 ewe, sil, $137; Glenlyon Trust, Maraekakaho, 31 ewe, $126.

Prime sale

A big yarding of more than 2000 lambs continued to sell on a strong market at Monday's sale.

Most of the lambs were top quality which was reflected in the number of pens breaking the $200 mark.

Three pens of ewes in a small yarding also broke the $200 mark as prices help up as well.
In the cattle sale the yarding of 51 head was strong as well with six pens of oxen or heifers making $3.04/kg or better.

PRICES
CATTLE

Cows: (Ang, vic, simm) Av weight, 636kg, 745kg, 230c/kg, 252c/kg, $1629/head, $1713/head.

Heifers: (Jersey, fries, ang, ang-here, simm-cross) Av weight, 410kg to 621kg, 229c/kg to 306.5c/kg, $959/head to $1815/head.

Oxen: (here-cross, charo-cross) Av weight, 555kg to 680kg, 304.5c/kg to 307.5c/kg, $1713/head to $2091/head.

SHEEP

Ewes: Slipe, v good, $191 to $210; med, $150 to $171; lighter, $140 to $160; light, $119. Woolly, med, $161.50; lighter, $129. Shorn, v good, $208; med, $127.
Lambs: Male, $165 to $242.50; b/f, $150; ewe, $165 to $210; m/s, $159 to $218.50.¦