Whangara result best for years

Stud enjoys a total clearance, sold 33 out of 33 put up for auction in on-farm sales rostrum.

Stud enjoys a total clearance, sold 33 out of 33 put up for auction in on-farm sales rostrum.

BEST FOR A WHILE: Whangara Angus Lane Bros cracked the $10,000 sale average mark in a sensational sale yesterday morning in their on-farm rostrum, described as their best sale result for years. Angela Lane (left), daughter of studmaster Patrick Lane, took her first turn in the sale ring to present the cattle and did a great job. This bull, lot 5, sold for a sale-high price of $18,000. Picture by Paul Rickard

WHANGARA Angus Lane Bros added close to $4000 to their rising two-year-old bull sale average yesterday in a stunning result that “blew them away” and achieved their best sales result for some years.

The stud enjoyed a total clearance, sold 33 out of 33 put up for auction in their on-farm sales rostrum, and achieved a $10,394 average.

The average in the 2016 sale was $6588, which was $1000 up on the 2015 outcome.

“This has blown us away. It’s an awesome result,” said stud manager Robbie Kirkpatrick.

“It says what we are doing is working and everyone is starting to realise that now.”

Stud master Patrick Lane was delighted.

“I am very happy on behalf of all our staff, and the hard work they have put in over the past seven years to get to this point.

“People can now see what we are trying to achieve with genetics, to produce genuine hill country bulls.”

His daughter Angela steered the bulls around the sales ring for the first time yesterday.

“Dad is still the ‘chairman’ but my place in the ring today was part of our progression planning with the stud.

“This is an unbelieveable result for us and shows the support we have from our clients, both existing and new clients.

“It is a recognition of the value-added type of beef we are producing. We are breeding for better beef.”

Auctioner Neville Clark described it as an “excellent” sale that showed the consistency of the catalogue.

“It was a strong line of cattle that just did not drop away, and it shows that buyers are believing in the Whangara programme.

“It has been the stud’s best sale result for some years.”

PGG Wrightson’s genetics expert Bruce Orr said, “Patrick has drawn a line in the sand, he certainly has, and you have got to congratulate him.

“He has been remunerated today for his foresight and continued use of genetics to enhance his breeding programme, particularly when it comes to their high emphasis on carcase attributes.”

Of the 33 bulls sold, 21 realised between $10,000 and the high price of $18,000.

Sale details

Mangatoitoi Stn, $11,000, $12,500; Tauwhareparae Station, $11,000, $7,500, $12,000, $6000; Ridgeway Farms, $15,000; Marika Station, $18,000, $12,500, $12,000: Puriri Station, $11,000; Awakeri Farms, $8500, $8500, $8500; Pauariki Station, $12,000, $11,500; D and M Maxwell, $11,500; Matahiia Station, $12,000, $12,000, $9000; Bruce Bros, $10,000; Totangi Station, $9500; Nicks Head Station, $12,000; Koro Station, $10,000; Puriri Station, $12,000; Rangiora Trust, $12,000; Linburn Station, $6,500; Peters Angus $13,000; Treble B Trust $4500; A. Hassall, $5,500; K and R Fisher, $9,000; Rata Hills Station, $10,500; Hakurenga Station, $6,000.

WHANGARA Angus Lane Bros added close to $4000 to their rising two-year-old bull sale average yesterday in a stunning result that “blew them away” and achieved their best sales result for some years.

The stud enjoyed a total clearance, sold 33 out of 33 put up for auction in their on-farm sales rostrum, and achieved a $10,394 average.

The average in the 2016 sale was $6588, which was $1000 up on the 2015 outcome.

“This has blown us away. It’s an awesome result,” said stud manager Robbie Kirkpatrick.

“It says what we are doing is working and everyone is starting to realise that now.”

Stud master Patrick Lane was delighted.

“I am very happy on behalf of all our staff, and the hard work they have put in over the past seven years to get to this point.

“People can now see what we are trying to achieve with genetics, to produce genuine hill country bulls.”

His daughter Angela steered the bulls around the sales ring for the first time yesterday.

“Dad is still the ‘chairman’ but my place in the ring today was part of our progression planning with the stud.

“This is an unbelieveable result for us and shows the support we have from our clients, both existing and new clients.

“It is a recognition of the value-added type of beef we are producing. We are breeding for better beef.”

Auctioner Neville Clark described it as an “excellent” sale that showed the consistency of the catalogue.

“It was a strong line of cattle that just did not drop away, and it shows that buyers are believing in the Whangara programme.

“It has been the stud’s best sale result for some years.”

PGG Wrightson’s genetics expert Bruce Orr said, “Patrick has drawn a line in the sand, he certainly has, and you have got to congratulate him.

“He has been remunerated today for his foresight and continued use of genetics to enhance his breeding programme, particularly when it comes to their high emphasis on carcase attributes.”

Of the 33 bulls sold, 21 realised between $10,000 and the high price of $18,000.

Sale details

Mangatoitoi Stn, $11,000, $12,500; Tauwhareparae Station, $11,000, $7,500, $12,000, $6000; Ridgeway Farms, $15,000; Marika Station, $18,000, $12,500, $12,000: Puriri Station, $11,000; Awakeri Farms, $8500, $8500, $8500; Pauariki Station, $12,000, $11,500; D and M Maxwell, $11,500; Matahiia Station, $12,000, $12,000, $9000; Bruce Bros, $10,000; Totangi Station, $9500; Nicks Head Station, $12,000; Koro Station, $10,000; Puriri Station, $12,000; Rangiora Trust, $12,000; Linburn Station, $6,500; Peters Angus $13,000; Treble B Trust $4500; A. Hassall, $5,500; K and R Fisher, $9,000; Rata Hills Station, $10,500; Hakurenga Station, $6,000.

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