Mokairau reaches new sales high

Hereford stud at Whangara records best ever top price for bull sold at auction yesterday.

Hereford stud at Whangara records best ever top price for bull sold at auction yesterday.

SOLID SALE: Mokairau Hereford stud at Whangara sold their highest priced young bull in their on-farm auction yesterday, and had a slight lift in their average on last year. (From left) Studmaster Peter Reeves and the auction team Steve Goldsbury, Chris Hurlstone and David Streeter look on as one of the young fellows struts his stuff. Picture by Paul Rickard

MOKAIRAU Hereford stud at Whangara recorded their best ever top price for a bull sold at auction yesterday and achieved an improved average on the final day of Bull Week.

The stud sold 26 out of 28 rising two-year-old bulls it put forward for sale in their on-farm rostrum, for an average price of $6519, about $600 up on their 2016 result.

Papuni Station in the Ruakituri Valley outbid the others to pick up Lot 3 for $13,000, a new high price at auction for Mokairau.

“That certainly feels very rewarding. We are all thrilled,” said studmaster Peter Reeves.

Auctioneer Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson said it was a solid sale with the stud’s long term buyers and some new faces in attendance.

“We are looking forward to next year’s sale when the new genetics Mokairau has invested in start to flow through.

“The line up today was what you would expect from the stud - a typical strong looking line of cattle from a stud with a great reputation for cattle that shift out onto the hills,” Mr Hurlstone said.

Peter Reeves said it was also rewarding to see their average lift slightly on last year.

“We get a number of buyers who come back to us year in year out. They keep coming back to support us, which is much appreciated.

“Our sale is a result of a real family effort and everyone is happy to contribute in their own ways,” Peter said.

“It's the first time in 32 years that both mum and dad have not been able to be here with us, but we know their thoughts are with us.”

Sale details

Raumati Station, $9000, $8000; Papuni Station, $8500; $13,000; Nettleton Trust, $7000; Manga o Rangi Station, $10,000; Tuahu Station, $10,000; Rangatira Station, $9000; Treble B Trust, $5000; Papatu Station, $8500; Titirangi Station, $4000; Nuhiti Station, $8000; Arowhona Station, $4500, $4000; Haha Station, $4000; Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd, $5000, $6500; Glen Alva Station, $8000; Raupiu Farms, $4500; $5500; M.Walters, $4000; Te Aroha Station, $5000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $4000, $4000, $4000; Waitangi Terraces, $5500.

MOKAIRAU Hereford stud at Whangara recorded their best ever top price for a bull sold at auction yesterday and achieved an improved average on the final day of Bull Week.

The stud sold 26 out of 28 rising two-year-old bulls it put forward for sale in their on-farm rostrum, for an average price of $6519, about $600 up on their 2016 result.

Papuni Station in the Ruakituri Valley outbid the others to pick up Lot 3 for $13,000, a new high price at auction for Mokairau.

“That certainly feels very rewarding. We are all thrilled,” said studmaster Peter Reeves.

Auctioneer Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson said it was a solid sale with the stud’s long term buyers and some new faces in attendance.

“We are looking forward to next year’s sale when the new genetics Mokairau has invested in start to flow through.

“The line up today was what you would expect from the stud - a typical strong looking line of cattle from a stud with a great reputation for cattle that shift out onto the hills,” Mr Hurlstone said.

Peter Reeves said it was also rewarding to see their average lift slightly on last year.

“We get a number of buyers who come back to us year in year out. They keep coming back to support us, which is much appreciated.

“Our sale is a result of a real family effort and everyone is happy to contribute in their own ways,” Peter said.

“It's the first time in 32 years that both mum and dad have not been able to be here with us, but we know their thoughts are with us.”

Sale details

Raumati Station, $9000, $8000; Papuni Station, $8500; $13,000; Nettleton Trust, $7000; Manga o Rangi Station, $10,000; Tuahu Station, $10,000; Rangatira Station, $9000; Treble B Trust, $5000; Papatu Station, $8500; Titirangi Station, $4000; Nuhiti Station, $8000; Arowhona Station, $4500, $4000; Haha Station, $4000; Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd, $5000, $6500; Glen Alva Station, $8000; Raupiu Farms, $4500; $5500; M.Walters, $4000; Te Aroha Station, $5000; PGG Wrightson as agents, $4000, $4000, $4000; Waitangi Terraces, $5500.

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