Wilencote set new average high

Bull Week in Gisborne ends in fine style.

Bull Week in Gisborne ends in fine style.

Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa achieved their best-ever sales average on Thursday when they sold all 29 of their young bulls for a new high average for the stud. Studmaster Peter Humprheys is pictured steering one of his line-up round the sales ring, in what was a very well attended sale. Picture by Paul Rickard

Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa recorded the stud’s best-ever average in a sell out sale on-farm on Thursday afternoon that ended Bull Week in Gisborne in fine style.

Peter and Susie Humphreys sold all 29 of the rising-two-year-old bulls they put up for auction and they achieved an excellent average price of $10,548. The top price of $14,500 was paid for Lot 17 and Lot 13 sold for $14,200. In all 16 bulls in the catalogue sold for five figures.

“I am pretty overwhelmed. I had no idea that was going to happen,” Mr Humphreys said afterwards.

“It’s certainly a nice result for us.”

Kim Rhodes, who assisted in the yards handling the stock, put it like this as the last bull trotted out of the yards — “That was a bloody cracker sale Pete.”

“It’s way over our usual average and we’re thrilled,” Mr Humphreys said.

“We’ve been building towards getting more functional East Coast hill country bred bulls that have plenty of meat, and today’s result says we are well on track.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark from Carrfields NZ said it was the stud’s best-ever average.“They were a nice team of cattle, with a lot of power in them,” he said afterwards.

“It’s the accumulation of a lot of years sticking to the basics. The ability to turn cattle out on hill country.

“It’s a great result for the stud and it brings to a close what has been a phenomenal week for the beef industry in this district.”

Sale details — Mangatoitoi Station $13,000, $13,000, $13,000; Poututu Station $13,000, $12,500, $11,000, $14,000, $13,500; Kowhainui Station $9000, $12,000, $14,500, $9000; Rangiora Trust $13,500; Papuni Station $13,000, $14,200; D.Gower $9000; Highland Station $10,500; Totangi Station $8000, $9000; D. and M. Maxwell $12,000; Arakihi $7000; Otara Station $9200; Pukemata Station $6000; Mangatoto Station $8000; M.B. Furness $7500; Carrfields as agents $6500; Patemaru $7000, PGG Wrightson as agents $10,500, $8500.

Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa recorded the stud’s best-ever average in a sell out sale on-farm on Thursday afternoon that ended Bull Week in Gisborne in fine style.

Peter and Susie Humphreys sold all 29 of the rising-two-year-old bulls they put up for auction and they achieved an excellent average price of $10,548. The top price of $14,500 was paid for Lot 17 and Lot 13 sold for $14,200. In all 16 bulls in the catalogue sold for five figures.

“I am pretty overwhelmed. I had no idea that was going to happen,” Mr Humphreys said afterwards.

“It’s certainly a nice result for us.”

Kim Rhodes, who assisted in the yards handling the stock, put it like this as the last bull trotted out of the yards — “That was a bloody cracker sale Pete.”

“It’s way over our usual average and we’re thrilled,” Mr Humphreys said.

“We’ve been building towards getting more functional East Coast hill country bred bulls that have plenty of meat, and today’s result says we are well on track.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark from Carrfields NZ said it was the stud’s best-ever average.“They were a nice team of cattle, with a lot of power in them,” he said afterwards.

“It’s the accumulation of a lot of years sticking to the basics. The ability to turn cattle out on hill country.

“It’s a great result for the stud and it brings to a close what has been a phenomenal week for the beef industry in this district.”

Sale details — Mangatoitoi Station $13,000, $13,000, $13,000; Poututu Station $13,000, $12,500, $11,000, $14,000, $13,500; Kowhainui Station $9000, $12,000, $14,500, $9000; Rangiora Trust $13,500; Papuni Station $13,000, $14,200; D.Gower $9000; Highland Station $10,500; Totangi Station $8000, $9000; D. and M. Maxwell $12,000; Arakihi $7000; Otara Station $9200; Pukemata Station $6000; Mangatoto Station $8000; M.B. Furness $7500; Carrfields as agents $6500; Patemaru $7000, PGG Wrightson as agents $10,500, $8500.

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