Good grass growth still keeping numbers down

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THE ongoing theme of small yardings due to good grass growth told the story again at the weekly sheep sale at Matawhero yesterday and once again the total yarding tallied not much more than 500 head.

There were 200 ewes presented and some 350 lambs.

“In the prime section the lambs sold well, ranging in price from $125 to $180,” said auctioneer Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson.

“There were some exceptional lambs in there.”

The prime ewes sold for $110 up to the top dollar price of $140.

“In the store section the better store lambs realised $110-$120,” Mr Hurlstone said.

“There was a selection of smaller lambs that ranged in price from $60-$85.”

There was also a nice lineup of store ewes on offer.

“A line of mixed-age ewes went for around $144.

“Overall, once again there was good interest in the sheep on offer, but not a lot of sheep to go round,” Mr Hurlstone said.

* The scene is set for a good day out in the sheep sale at the Wairoa saleyards that is coming up on Thursday next week.

“There will be 5500 store lambs on offer in that to sale.

“We expect they will create a fair bit of interest.”

THE ongoing theme of small yardings due to good grass growth told the story again at the weekly sheep sale at Matawhero yesterday and once again the total yarding tallied not much more than 500 head.

There were 200 ewes presented and some 350 lambs.

“In the prime section the lambs sold well, ranging in price from $125 to $180,” said auctioneer Chris Hurlstone from PGG Wrightson.

“There were some exceptional lambs in there.”

The prime ewes sold for $110 up to the top dollar price of $140.

“In the store section the better store lambs realised $110-$120,” Mr Hurlstone said.

“There was a selection of smaller lambs that ranged in price from $60-$85.”

There was also a nice lineup of store ewes on offer.

“A line of mixed-age ewes went for around $144.

“Overall, once again there was good interest in the sheep on offer, but not a lot of sheep to go round,” Mr Hurlstone said.

* The scene is set for a good day out in the sheep sale at the Wairoa saleyards that is coming up on Thursday next week.

“There will be 5500 store lambs on offer in that to sale.

“We expect they will create a fair bit of interest.”

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