Wilencote ends Bull Week on high note

Wilencote Herefords enjoy improved average and stud’s best price for many years.

Wilencote Herefords enjoy improved average and stud’s best price for many years.

TOP DOLLAR BULL: Lot 6 in the Wilencote Hereford bull sale yesterday afternoon was snapped up for $15,500 by Papuni Station near Wairoa. It was the best price for one of the stud's bull for some years and Pete and Susie Humphreys were well pleased. Picture by Paul Rickard

WILENCOTE Herefords at Ngatapa concluded the good news theme of Bull Week in Gisborne yesterday afternoon with an improved average and the stud’s best price for a number of years.

Peter and Susie Humphreys sold 18 of their rising two-year-old bulls for an average $7238, with a high price of $15,500.

The top-priced animal was bought by Papuni Station near Wairoa and the station bought another one at $10,000.

“We’re very happy with the result. Everything came together well, and Susie and I really appreciate the support,” Peter Humphreys said.

“It was a great feeling to get such a high price and the average was up from around $6500 last year, which was also really pleasing.

“It is full steam ahead for us as a stud from here, as we look to the future and doing even better.”

In his opening remarks Mr Humphreys congratulated the district’s Angus breeders, who he said had done a fabulous job.

“This week has had a phenomenal tone to it.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark from EJ Gordon Livestock said the Wilencote sale was a solid one for the Hereford breed.

”These were good, strong hill country cattle, another indicator of the strength of the East Coast beef cattle industry and testament to what real cattlemen can do.”

Sale details: Raupiu Farm, $7000; Poututu Station, $8500, $8000, $7000, $7000; M.I and B.. Furniss, $7500, $6000; Papuni Station, $10,000, $15,500; Koraha partnership, $6000; Rangiora Farming Trust $9000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $5000; B and E Clarke $7500; Pukeroa Station, $5500; NZ Farmers Livestock, $6000; Hayward Standring Ltd, $5000; E.J.Gordon Livestock as agents, $5000, $4800.

WILENCOTE Herefords at Ngatapa concluded the good news theme of Bull Week in Gisborne yesterday afternoon with an improved average and the stud’s best price for a number of years.

Peter and Susie Humphreys sold 18 of their rising two-year-old bulls for an average $7238, with a high price of $15,500.

The top-priced animal was bought by Papuni Station near Wairoa and the station bought another one at $10,000.

“We’re very happy with the result. Everything came together well, and Susie and I really appreciate the support,” Peter Humphreys said.

“It was a great feeling to get such a high price and the average was up from around $6500 last year, which was also really pleasing.

“It is full steam ahead for us as a stud from here, as we look to the future and doing even better.”

In his opening remarks Mr Humphreys congratulated the district’s Angus breeders, who he said had done a fabulous job.

“This week has had a phenomenal tone to it.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark from EJ Gordon Livestock said the Wilencote sale was a solid one for the Hereford breed.

”These were good, strong hill country cattle, another indicator of the strength of the East Coast beef cattle industry and testament to what real cattlemen can do.”

Sale details: Raupiu Farm, $7000; Poututu Station, $8500, $8000, $7000, $7000; M.I and B.. Furniss, $7500, $6000; Papuni Station, $10,000, $15,500; Koraha partnership, $6000; Rangiora Farming Trust $9000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $5000; B and E Clarke $7500; Pukeroa Station, $5500; NZ Farmers Livestock, $6000; Hayward Standring Ltd, $5000; E.J.Gordon Livestock as agents, $5000, $4800.

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