Turihaua enjoys solid yearling sale

STACKED: This bull sold for $7000 to Iwinui Station. Picture by Paul Rickard

TURIHAUA Angus Stud’s annual yearling sale was set alight from the start with the first bull in the ring attracting quick-fire bidding to reach $8500. The stud finished with an average of $6614 for the 28 yearling bulls, well up on last year’s average of $4707.

Stud master Paul Williams said the sales came around quick. As well as the annual two-year-old bull sale at the end of June, since 2011 Turihaua had offered yearling bulls.

He said he was grateful everything runs so smoothly with the help of his wife Sarah, parents Hamish and Angela and the staff.

“My wife Sarah is accepting Angus cattle are an obsession of mine and it seems to be rubbing off on our two boys as well.”

Paul said it was great to see so many clients at Wednesday’s sale. The stud was focusing on excelling the hardest to measure fundamental traits — fertility, efficiency and longevity. Working with veterinarian John Meban, the stud had applied for funding to develop a ranking system for cow efficiency.

“We try to produce the most fertile and efficient Angus cows and we are progressing well with that.” He encouraged farmers to enter the supreme heifer challenge at the A and P Show, coming up in the middle of October. The winner would get $2000 off their next bull from Turihaua.

Buyers and prices:
Ohinewairua Station, Taihape $8500,$8500,$7000, 9000; Strathblane Station $7800; Makorori Station $7000; Horoeka Station $3800; Amberley Farms $7500; Mt Montrose Station $7500, $7000, $6500; Dunbar Farming Company $6500; Kaharau Angus Stud $8000; Whareopaia Station $5500, $5500; Mutuera Station $8200, $8000; Tuapae Station $6800; Samarkand Farming, Hawke’s Bay $6500; Ken Simpson, Hawke’s Bay $4000, $4800, $3000; Iwinui Station $7000; Smithfield Station $3500; Ross Gardner, Coromandell $4800; Peter Hair $6000; Ben Gaddum $7500; $9500 Pouriwai Station.

STACKED: Auctioneer EJ Gordon’s Neville Clark (top left) takes a bid on this young Turihaua sire he described as “a balanced bull with style and quality. A lovely shoulder and stacked underneath.” Turihaua stud master Paul Williams watches where the bid came from. This bull sold for $7000 to Iwinui Station. Picture by Paul Rickard

SOLD: Number 9 bull, which sold for $6500 to Dunbar Farms is not too impressed with the auction system keeping him away from his mates. The bulls sold well for an average of $6614. Picture by Paul Rickard

TURIHAUA Angus Stud’s annual yearling sale was set alight from the start with the first bull in the ring attracting quick-fire bidding to reach $8500. The stud finished with an average of $6614 for the 28 yearling bulls, well up on last year’s average of $4707.

Stud master Paul Williams said the sales came around quick. As well as the annual two-year-old bull sale at the end of June, since 2011 Turihaua had offered yearling bulls.

He said he was grateful everything runs so smoothly with the help of his wife Sarah, parents Hamish and Angela and the staff.

“My wife Sarah is accepting Angus cattle are an obsession of mine and it seems to be rubbing off on our two boys as well.”

Paul said it was great to see so many clients at Wednesday’s sale. The stud was focusing on excelling the hardest to measure fundamental traits — fertility, efficiency and longevity. Working with veterinarian John Meban, the stud had applied for funding to develop a ranking system for cow efficiency.

“We try to produce the most fertile and efficient Angus cows and we are progressing well with that.” He encouraged farmers to enter the supreme heifer challenge at the A and P Show, coming up in the middle of October. The winner would get $2000 off their next bull from Turihaua.

Buyers and prices:
Ohinewairua Station, Taihape $8500,$8500,$7000, 9000; Strathblane Station $7800; Makorori Station $7000; Horoeka Station $3800; Amberley Farms $7500; Mt Montrose Station $7500, $7000, $6500; Dunbar Farming Company $6500; Kaharau Angus Stud $8000; Whareopaia Station $5500, $5500; Mutuera Station $8200, $8000; Tuapae Station $6800; Samarkand Farming, Hawke’s Bay $6500; Ken Simpson, Hawke’s Bay $4000, $4800, $3000; Iwinui Station $7000; Smithfield Station $3500; Ross Gardner, Coromandell $4800; Peter Hair $6000; Ben Gaddum $7500; $9500 Pouriwai Station.

STACKED: Auctioneer EJ Gordon’s Neville Clark (top left) takes a bid on this young Turihaua sire he described as “a balanced bull with style and quality. A lovely shoulder and stacked underneath.” Turihaua stud master Paul Williams watches where the bid came from. This bull sold for $7000 to Iwinui Station. Picture by Paul Rickard

SOLD: Number 9 bull, which sold for $6500 to Dunbar Farms is not too impressed with the auction system keeping him away from his mates. The bulls sold well for an average of $6614. Picture by Paul Rickard

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