Mangahauhau boys look even better

Ram sales season continues.

Ram sales season continues.

MANGAHAUHAU NEXT: The Candy's will put their 2017 ram crop up for sale on Friday and there will be 50 of them. Their debut sale last year was "a bloody good one" and they hope for the same sort of support.This guy is one of their lineup this week. Picture supplied

THE ram sales season continues on Friday at Matawhero when Mark and Rose Candy from Mangahauhau Hamphires present their 2017 line-up and no doubt they will sleep a little sounder the night before than they did last year.

The couple debuted their Waerenga o Kuri stud last November and had a very successful sale in which they sold all 44 of a big upstanding line-up for an average $840.

They were a bit nervous before their first sale, but it turned out they had no need to be. It was a cracking good one.

“This year, we will have 50 for sale on December 1, and we are really happy with them,” Mark said.

“The genetics we’ve purchased are making their mark on the rams.

“The sale rams this season have been on the hills 100 percent of their lives and have never been fed crops or new grass.

“They look good.”

The Candys brought ewes up from Southland in January and purchased sire rams in Canterbury and Gore.

“We are excited about this season’s lambs, that is for sure,” Mark said.

“Our clients have been killing lambs in the last month and it has been pleasing to see the Hampshire’s ability to grow quickly and produce quality lambs that yield.”

“That yield is definitely rewarding.

“With the genetics we are breeding from and the environment they are being farmed in, the rams will handle the conditions anywhere.”

All the Mangahauhau ‘boys’ have been brucellosis accredited.

Last year exceeded their expectations, with a top price of a $1000.

“We reckon this year they look even better and next year we will have even more to sell.”

THE ram sales season continues on Friday at Matawhero when Mark and Rose Candy from Mangahauhau Hamphires present their 2017 line-up and no doubt they will sleep a little sounder the night before than they did last year.

The couple debuted their Waerenga o Kuri stud last November and had a very successful sale in which they sold all 44 of a big upstanding line-up for an average $840.

They were a bit nervous before their first sale, but it turned out they had no need to be. It was a cracking good one.

“This year, we will have 50 for sale on December 1, and we are really happy with them,” Mark said.

“The genetics we’ve purchased are making their mark on the rams.

“The sale rams this season have been on the hills 100 percent of their lives and have never been fed crops or new grass.

“They look good.”

The Candys brought ewes up from Southland in January and purchased sire rams in Canterbury and Gore.

“We are excited about this season’s lambs, that is for sure,” Mark said.

“Our clients have been killing lambs in the last month and it has been pleasing to see the Hampshire’s ability to grow quickly and produce quality lambs that yield.”

“That yield is definitely rewarding.

“With the genetics we are breeding from and the environment they are being farmed in, the rams will handle the conditions anywhere.”

All the Mangahauhau ‘boys’ have been brucellosis accredited.

Last year exceeded their expectations, with a top price of a $1000.

“We reckon this year they look even better and next year we will have even more to sell.”

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