Great success at Puketoro sale

STRONG SALE: The McNeil family from Puketoro Station inland from Tokomaru Bay hosted their second annual on-farm stock sale yesterday. Tennant McNeil said it was a “bloody great sale”. Pictures supplied
Auctioneer Shane Scott in action at Puketoro.
TOP ORDER: The 5400 sheep and 700 one and two-year steers put up for sale at Puketoro yesterday were in outstanding order, with a top dollar for the sheep of $201 and for the steers. $1590.

THE annual Puketoro Station sale inland from Tokomaru Bay yesterday was a big success again with 5400 sheep and 700 steers changing hands in the space of the two hour auction.

“McNeil Farming was proud to be able to offer buyers an outstanding line up of ewes, lambs and steers,” said auctioneer Shane Scott from Central Livestock in Taupo.

“The ewes docked at 150 percent to the ram and were presented in very good condition. The cattle were likewise in excellent order.”

The sale was attended by a larger bench of buyers than last year, of about 60.

“There was a good crowd of other supporters there as well.”

Mr Scott said it was overall a very good sale.

“In the sheep the best of them, about 400 Coopdale two-tooth ewes sold for $201 a head and a line of 288 Romdale 2th ewes sold for $191.

“One line of the Romney two-tooth ewes went for $188 and another for $190. A line of Perendale two-tooths sold for $169.”

Mr Scott said the Coopdale four-tooth ewes on offer went for $172 and the Perendale four-tooth ewes for $162.

“We had some Perendale five-year ewes sell for $150 and just over 500 mixed-age Perendale ewes went for $160-$150.”

The top cut of the terminal bred mixed/sex lambs presented sold for $105.50, $3.20 a kilogram. Another lot sold for $89, $3.30kg.

“In the steers there were 200 two-year Angus and Angus cross for sale and the top cut made $1590, $2.97kg,” Mr Scott said.

“Another lot sold for $1580, $3.10kg, and another line of 64 sold for $1510, $3.08kg.

“They were in forward store condition and weighed in the 500 to 520kg range.”

The Angus bloodlines include Whangara, Kaharau, Turihaua, Ratanui studs.

“The 500 one-year Angus steers ranged in weight from 410kg to 350kg, with the same bloodlines.

“They ranged from a top price of $1410 down to $1205, and the per kilogram rate ranged from $3.60 down to $3.40.

The McNeils were pleased with the result.

“It was a bloody great sale. Good weather as well and we got good support,” Tennant McNeil said.

“It was certainly a lift on what we have seen in the market. The recent rain has created that lift.

“The cattle looked great and they made great money. The sheep sold very well too.”

Mr McNeil said he and Burne and their wives Leigh and Tracey were very pleased with how it all went.

“We would like to congratulate and thank our staff for the wonderful job they have done, and our volunteers too.”

THE annual Puketoro Station sale inland from Tokomaru Bay yesterday was a big success again with 5400 sheep and 700 steers changing hands in the space of the two hour auction.

“McNeil Farming was proud to be able to offer buyers an outstanding line up of ewes, lambs and steers,” said auctioneer Shane Scott from Central Livestock in Taupo.

“The ewes docked at 150 percent to the ram and were presented in very good condition. The cattle were likewise in excellent order.”

The sale was attended by a larger bench of buyers than last year, of about 60.

“There was a good crowd of other supporters there as well.”

Mr Scott said it was overall a very good sale.

“In the sheep the best of them, about 400 Coopdale two-tooth ewes sold for $201 a head and a line of 288 Romdale 2th ewes sold for $191.

“One line of the Romney two-tooth ewes went for $188 and another for $190. A line of Perendale two-tooths sold for $169.”

Mr Scott said the Coopdale four-tooth ewes on offer went for $172 and the Perendale four-tooth ewes for $162.

“We had some Perendale five-year ewes sell for $150 and just over 500 mixed-age Perendale ewes went for $160-$150.”

The top cut of the terminal bred mixed/sex lambs presented sold for $105.50, $3.20 a kilogram. Another lot sold for $89, $3.30kg.

“In the steers there were 200 two-year Angus and Angus cross for sale and the top cut made $1590, $2.97kg,” Mr Scott said.

“Another lot sold for $1580, $3.10kg, and another line of 64 sold for $1510, $3.08kg.

“They were in forward store condition and weighed in the 500 to 520kg range.”

The Angus bloodlines include Whangara, Kaharau, Turihaua, Ratanui studs.

“The 500 one-year Angus steers ranged in weight from 410kg to 350kg, with the same bloodlines.

“They ranged from a top price of $1410 down to $1205, and the per kilogram rate ranged from $3.60 down to $3.40.

The McNeils were pleased with the result.

“It was a bloody great sale. Good weather as well and we got good support,” Tennant McNeil said.

“It was certainly a lift on what we have seen in the market. The recent rain has created that lift.

“The cattle looked great and they made great money. The sheep sold very well too.”

Mr McNeil said he and Burne and their wives Leigh and Tracey were very pleased with how it all went.

“We would like to congratulate and thank our staff for the wonderful job they have done, and our volunteers too.”

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