Kerrah Simmental bulls snapped up at Tangiwai Station

Buyers from throughout New Zealand bid

Buyers from throughout New Zealand bid

Looking good: Prospective buyers (above) look over the on-farm bull sale offering at Tangiwai Station. Meanwhile, Tessa Knauf (right) keeps the bulls in line at the Kerrah Simmentals on-farm bull sale last Tuesday. Wairoa Star picture
Tessa Knauf keeps the bulls in line at the Kerrah Simmentals on farm bull sale last Tuesday.

BULL buyers from all over New Zealand snapped up Kerrah Simmental bulls at the on-farm bull sale at Tangiwai Station, last Tuesday.

Tangiwai Station on Hereheretau Road has its own bull ring and it was Jon, Sam and Colleen Knauf’s third annual on farm bull auction.

A year of hard work came down to two hours of bidding when around 80 bulls were offered for sale.

Auctioneers Brian Diamond and Phil Transome said there was a growing Kerrah Simmental presence at weaner sales around the country.

The bulls were trucked off to their new homes in Pahiatua, Glenorchy, Kaitaia, Gisborne, Te Kuiti, Taihape, Tuakau, Manawatu and the far North.

There was also solid support from local buyers too with several bulls staying local.

Impressed with the barrel and dimensions of the bulls, their rib-eye muscle and fats, the auctioneers said there was a lot to like about the Kerrah Simmentals.

Jon Knauf said the bull sale average was $7910, up around $1500 on last year.

Other top sales were $17,500 and $13,500 to Glenbrae Partnership of Masterton; $15,000 to Alec Bell, South Canterbury; $11,000 to Kaingaroa Simmentals Kaitaia; $11,000 to Onetai Station, Masterton; $13,000 to Gold Creek Simmentals; $11,000 and $10,000 to Otoi Farming Wairoa; $11,500 Jim Vient from Glenorchy, Queenstown; $10,000 Blackbridge Farm Kaikohe; $12,000, $6000, $7000, $6000, $7500 and $7000 to Whangara Farms Gisborne; $10,000 to Murray and Andrea Smith from Mangaweka and $10,000 to Strathblane Station Gisborne.

Mr Knauf appreciated all his loyal and new clients at the auction and said afterwards that the sale was well-supported by Wairoa and Gisborne farmers and by local caterers Wooden Spoon Catering before and after the sale.

BULL buyers from all over New Zealand snapped up Kerrah Simmental bulls at the on-farm bull sale at Tangiwai Station, last Tuesday.

Tangiwai Station on Hereheretau Road has its own bull ring and it was Jon, Sam and Colleen Knauf’s third annual on farm bull auction.

A year of hard work came down to two hours of bidding when around 80 bulls were offered for sale.

Auctioneers Brian Diamond and Phil Transome said there was a growing Kerrah Simmental presence at weaner sales around the country.

The bulls were trucked off to their new homes in Pahiatua, Glenorchy, Kaitaia, Gisborne, Te Kuiti, Taihape, Tuakau, Manawatu and the far North.

There was also solid support from local buyers too with several bulls staying local.

Impressed with the barrel and dimensions of the bulls, their rib-eye muscle and fats, the auctioneers said there was a lot to like about the Kerrah Simmentals.

Jon Knauf said the bull sale average was $7910, up around $1500 on last year.

Other top sales were $17,500 and $13,500 to Glenbrae Partnership of Masterton; $15,000 to Alec Bell, South Canterbury; $11,000 to Kaingaroa Simmentals Kaitaia; $11,000 to Onetai Station, Masterton; $13,000 to Gold Creek Simmentals; $11,000 and $10,000 to Otoi Farming Wairoa; $11,500 Jim Vient from Glenorchy, Queenstown; $10,000 Blackbridge Farm Kaikohe; $12,000, $6000, $7000, $6000, $7500 and $7000 to Whangara Farms Gisborne; $10,000 to Murray and Andrea Smith from Mangaweka and $10,000 to Strathblane Station Gisborne.

Mr Knauf appreciated all his loyal and new clients at the auction and said afterwards that the sale was well-supported by Wairoa and Gisborne farmers and by local caterers Wooden Spoon Catering before and after the sale.

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