Tangihau tops NZ sale average

Stud reclaims Wonder Cup.

Stud reclaims Wonder Cup.

CUP WINNER: Tangihau studmaster Dean McHardy (right) receives the Wonder Cup for the best bull yesterday at the combined sale at Matawhero saleyards. With him are auctioneer Bruce Orr and judge Richard Jolly from Hingaia Angus in Te Awamutu, who said “I looked for a bull that was most likely to take the breed forward.”

TANGIHAU Angus at Rere and studmaster Dean McHardy reclaimed the Wonder Cup at the combined Angus bull sale at the Matawhero saleyards rostrum yesterday, for the animal judged best in the sale.

It is the 19th time the stud has claimed the trophy after a gap of two years.

Tangihau averaged $15,475 across the 20 bulls it sold yesterday, which was the highest average achieved by any stud in New Zealand this season.

Tangihau also took second place in the Wonder Cup, Cricklewood Angus Stud from near Wairoa took third and fourth, and a Tangihau bull was fifth.

When the winning bull (lot 5) went up for auction, he sold for $40,000.

The big numbers kept coming for Tangihau, with lot 4 also selling for $40,000 and lot 7 sold for a combined sale high price of $42,000 to Kaharau Stud.

“The Wonder Cup bull is a tremendous animal. He has everything we like in an Angus, especially the muscling over his hindquarter,” said judge Richard Jolly from Hingaia Angus in Te Awamutu.

“There was very little difference between the top five and it came down to personal preference.

“I looked for a bull that was most likely to take the breed forward.”

In selling him, auctioneer Bruce Orr said the winner had tremendous muscle.

“He’s an improver for whoever buys him. A worthy champion.”

The bull was purchased by Tahaenui Station.

“All the studs have done a good job with their cattle for this sale,” Dean McHardy said.

“Tangihau bought a bull for $57,000 from Fossil Creek Angus in the South Island four years ago and the Wonder Cup winner is the first of his progeny.

“He is a great genetic package and he has really crossed well with our females.

“I am rapt to win the cup again and I would like to thank the Tangihau team for the work they have put in,” he said.

“It is good to see the studs buying into what we are doing and I am thrilled with the prices paid.

“I drive the country each year to buy the best genetics we can find for the stud.”

The sale produced a total clearance for all four studs represented.

Cricklewood averaged $8000 for five, Kenhardt from Nuhaka $7136 for 22 sold, and Alpine Angus in its final sale averaged $7000 for 17 bulls.

“As with a catalogue of mixed genetics, bred on a variety of properties we saw bulls purchased for every requirement, be they stud or commercial buyers with limited budgets,” said Bruce Orr.

“The better bulls made good money and there was something there for everybody.”

Steve Herries from the former Alpine Stud said he was happy all of his had gone locally to good homes.

“They were all bought by our previous clients, which was good. I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

Grant Crawshaw from Kenhardt was likewise rapt all of his had sold and for an average ahead of last year.

Sale details

Tangihau: Rimunui Riverside, $42,000; Turiroa Farm Ltd, $40,000; Tahaenui Station, $40,000; Peters Genetics, $14,000; Arai Matawai, 10,500; Willis Family Trust, $14,500; Kohunui Farms Ltd, $12,000; T.A.H Jowsey, $13,000; Okare Station, $10,000, $8000; A and A Laing, $15,000; Williams Logging Ltd, $12,000; Stockerau Station, $10,000, $10,000; Te Uranga B2 Inc, $12,500; Glen Alva Ltd, $12,000; Norana Station Ltd, $10,000; Bruce Brothers partnership, $8500; Paparatu Station, $7500: Holdsworth Paringahai, $8000.
Cricklewood: PGG Wrightson as agents, $7500; Mangahanea Farms, $8500; Carrfields Livestock, $8000; A and A Laing, $8000; Waimaha Station, $8000.
Alpine Angus: Glentui Station, $6000; E.M Shannon partnership, $9000; Marewa Station, $9500, $11,000; Waimaha Station, $8500; Kohekohe Station, $6500; Taumokihi Station, $7000, $4500; Tauwharetoitoi Station, $6000, $5500; Hauiti Farm, $7000, $6500; Hereumu Trust, $5500; Kauhouroa Station, $10,000; Pohaturoa Station, $7500; Hautope Land Company, $4500; PGG Wrightson as agents, $4500.
Kenhardt: Hereheretau Station, $9500; Onenui Station, $9000; Whangara B20 Station, $13,000; Taharoa Trust 12,500; Ngati Pahauwera, $7000; Parihohonu Farming, $7000; Aratiti Farm, $10,000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $6000; Tukemokihi Station, $6000, $5500, $5500; Craigmore, $5000, $8000; McNeil Farming Ltd, $6500, $7000; Hereumu Trust, $5500; Holdsworth, $4500,
$6500; Tauwharetoi Station, $5000; Wai Station, $7500; Waipatu Ltd, $5000; R.L Gower and Sons, $5500.

TANGIHAU Angus at Rere and studmaster Dean McHardy reclaimed the Wonder Cup at the combined Angus bull sale at the Matawhero saleyards rostrum yesterday, for the animal judged best in the sale.

It is the 19th time the stud has claimed the trophy after a gap of two years.

Tangihau averaged $15,475 across the 20 bulls it sold yesterday, which was the highest average achieved by any stud in New Zealand this season.

Tangihau also took second place in the Wonder Cup, Cricklewood Angus Stud from near Wairoa took third and fourth, and a Tangihau bull was fifth.

When the winning bull (lot 5) went up for auction, he sold for $40,000.

The big numbers kept coming for Tangihau, with lot 4 also selling for $40,000 and lot 7 sold for a combined sale high price of $42,000 to Kaharau Stud.

“The Wonder Cup bull is a tremendous animal. He has everything we like in an Angus, especially the muscling over his hindquarter,” said judge Richard Jolly from Hingaia Angus in Te Awamutu.

“There was very little difference between the top five and it came down to personal preference.

“I looked for a bull that was most likely to take the breed forward.”

In selling him, auctioneer Bruce Orr said the winner had tremendous muscle.

“He’s an improver for whoever buys him. A worthy champion.”

The bull was purchased by Tahaenui Station.

“All the studs have done a good job with their cattle for this sale,” Dean McHardy said.

“Tangihau bought a bull for $57,000 from Fossil Creek Angus in the South Island four years ago and the Wonder Cup winner is the first of his progeny.

“He is a great genetic package and he has really crossed well with our females.

“I am rapt to win the cup again and I would like to thank the Tangihau team for the work they have put in,” he said.

“It is good to see the studs buying into what we are doing and I am thrilled with the prices paid.

“I drive the country each year to buy the best genetics we can find for the stud.”

The sale produced a total clearance for all four studs represented.

Cricklewood averaged $8000 for five, Kenhardt from Nuhaka $7136 for 22 sold, and Alpine Angus in its final sale averaged $7000 for 17 bulls.

“As with a catalogue of mixed genetics, bred on a variety of properties we saw bulls purchased for every requirement, be they stud or commercial buyers with limited budgets,” said Bruce Orr.

“The better bulls made good money and there was something there for everybody.”

Steve Herries from the former Alpine Stud said he was happy all of his had gone locally to good homes.

“They were all bought by our previous clients, which was good. I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

Grant Crawshaw from Kenhardt was likewise rapt all of his had sold and for an average ahead of last year.

Sale details

Tangihau: Rimunui Riverside, $42,000; Turiroa Farm Ltd, $40,000; Tahaenui Station, $40,000; Peters Genetics, $14,000; Arai Matawai, 10,500; Willis Family Trust, $14,500; Kohunui Farms Ltd, $12,000; T.A.H Jowsey, $13,000; Okare Station, $10,000, $8000; A and A Laing, $15,000; Williams Logging Ltd, $12,000; Stockerau Station, $10,000, $10,000; Te Uranga B2 Inc, $12,500; Glen Alva Ltd, $12,000; Norana Station Ltd, $10,000; Bruce Brothers partnership, $8500; Paparatu Station, $7500: Holdsworth Paringahai, $8000.
Cricklewood: PGG Wrightson as agents, $7500; Mangahanea Farms, $8500; Carrfields Livestock, $8000; A and A Laing, $8000; Waimaha Station, $8000.
Alpine Angus: Glentui Station, $6000; E.M Shannon partnership, $9000; Marewa Station, $9500, $11,000; Waimaha Station, $8500; Kohekohe Station, $6500; Taumokihi Station, $7000, $4500; Tauwharetoitoi Station, $6000, $5500; Hauiti Farm, $7000, $6500; Hereumu Trust, $5500; Kauhouroa Station, $10,000; Pohaturoa Station, $7500; Hautope Land Company, $4500; PGG Wrightson as agents, $4500.
Kenhardt: Hereheretau Station, $9500; Onenui Station, $9000; Whangara B20 Station, $13,000; Taharoa Trust 12,500; Ngati Pahauwera, $7000; Parihohonu Farming, $7000; Aratiti Farm, $10,000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $6000; Tukemokihi Station, $6000, $5500, $5500; Craigmore, $5000, $8000; McNeil Farming Ltd, $6500, $7000; Hereumu Trust, $5500; Holdsworth, $4500,
$6500; Tauwharetoi Station, $5000; Wai Station, $7500; Waipatu Ltd, $5000; R.L Gower and Sons, $5500.

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