Matawhero prices were on a par

Nearly 3170 sheep offered

Nearly 3170 sheep offered

A TOTAL yarding of 3168 sheep was presented at yesterday’s weekly sheep sale at Matawhero - comprising 42 prime lambs, 12 prime ewes, 3053 store lambs and 61 store ewes, suitable for fattening.

Generally prices were on a par with last week’s values.

There were many more small lots this week, presenting some good buying opportunities for those with small holdings.

There was a large consignment of store lambs from Mataraoa Station at Hicks Bay.

The prime lambs sold from $129.50 up to $174 for 7 big fat lambs from Ranui Station at Waingake.

The prime ewes sold from $110 to $137.

The best price for store male lambs was $169 for a pen of 17 from Tutumatai Station at Ruatoria, GJ and ME Hope at Motu receiving the top price of $129.50 for 111 ewe lambs.

There were very few store lambs selling for under $100, the smallest made $61. The store ewes sold for $80 and $95.

The grass keeps growing and the buyers keep coming!

Best prices: male store lambs: Tutumatai Station, 16, $169, 63, $150.50, 27, $115, 20, $110; Ranui Station, 36, $137, 77, $136.50; GJ and ME Hope, 109, $141, 4, $118; DJ and PJ Gow (Waingake), 60, $140, 42, $117; Graham T McIntyre (Taurau Valley), 81, $125; Bruce Holden (Gisborne), 34, $130; Mataraoa Station, 11, $135, 10, $126, 40, $120, 12, $110; store ewe lambs: GJ and ME Hope, 111, $129.50; Mataraoa Station, 118, $127, 410, $125.50, 5, $121, 6, $107, 117, $100, 31, $100; Ranui Station, 115, $127.50, 38, $104, Graham T McIntyre, 13, $116; Tutumatai Station, 16, $120, 20, $114.

A TOTAL yarding of 3168 sheep was presented at yesterday’s weekly sheep sale at Matawhero - comprising 42 prime lambs, 12 prime ewes, 3053 store lambs and 61 store ewes, suitable for fattening.

Generally prices were on a par with last week’s values.

There were many more small lots this week, presenting some good buying opportunities for those with small holdings.

There was a large consignment of store lambs from Mataraoa Station at Hicks Bay.

The prime lambs sold from $129.50 up to $174 for 7 big fat lambs from Ranui Station at Waingake.

The prime ewes sold from $110 to $137.

The best price for store male lambs was $169 for a pen of 17 from Tutumatai Station at Ruatoria, GJ and ME Hope at Motu receiving the top price of $129.50 for 111 ewe lambs.

There were very few store lambs selling for under $100, the smallest made $61. The store ewes sold for $80 and $95.

The grass keeps growing and the buyers keep coming!

Best prices: male store lambs: Tutumatai Station, 16, $169, 63, $150.50, 27, $115, 20, $110; Ranui Station, 36, $137, 77, $136.50; GJ and ME Hope, 109, $141, 4, $118; DJ and PJ Gow (Waingake), 60, $140, 42, $117; Graham T McIntyre (Taurau Valley), 81, $125; Bruce Holden (Gisborne), 34, $130; Mataraoa Station, 11, $135, 10, $126, 40, $120, 12, $110; store ewe lambs: GJ and ME Hope, 111, $129.50; Mataraoa Station, 118, $127, 410, $125.50, 5, $121, 6, $107, 117, $100, 31, $100; Ranui Station, 115, $127.50, 38, $104, Graham T McIntyre, 13, $116; Tutumatai Station, 16, $120, 20, $114.

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