Top price for prime lambs

A POSSIBLE record price was set for prime lambs at yesterday’s Matawhero weekly sheep sale when a pen of four huge lambs sold for $200 each on account of N L and O A Manning.

Prices were generally firm for all the prime sheep, averaging $154.70 for the 33 prime lambs and $131 for the 91 prime ewes.

There was a total yarding of 3129 sheep.

Values were firm for the 2765 store lambs, which on average were of much larger body size this week.

The best price here was $153 for 48 male lambs from Mangahanea Farms at Ruatoria. Small lambs sold down to $70.

There were 154 scanned in lamb 5- and 6-year ewes from Ohuka Farm Ltd at Otoko.

The 56 twin-bearing ewes sold for $191, while the 98 single-bearing ewes made $170.

These big, healthy ewes were showing plenty of udder and had been mated to terminal sires.

Two pens of store ewes made $90 and $106.

Best prices —

Male store lambs: Mangahanea Farms, 48, $153, 47, $136, 6, $99; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 39, $151, 46, $133, 12, $103; Waitangi Terrace Station (Te Karaka), 49, $145.50, 24, $133, 15, $92; Glentui Station (Tolaga Bay), 60, $141, 57, $130, 30, $90.50; Tangihau Station (Rere), 12, $140, 19, $101, 25, $100, 7, $97, 38, $82; Tunanui Holdings Ltd (Tolaga Bay), 87, $132, 69, $127; Kupenga Station (Pehiri), 84, $132; Hakurenga Inc (Ruatoria), 24, $125.50, 27, $95; Monte Farm and Forest (Hicks Bay), 44, $125, 5, $124, 51, $121, 76, $100, 67, $80; Kerley Agriculture Ltd (Te Karaka), 52, $116.

Store ewe lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 38, $144, 71, $127; Waitangi Terrace Station, 23, $138, 16, $101; C N A and J M Marr (Te Wera), 61, $131, 98, $125; Mangahanea Farms, 56, $130, 68, $113; Tunanui Holdings Ltd, 142, $124, 70, $117; P G and M S McIldowie Family Trust, 83, $120, 41, $106; Kupenga Station, 80, $110; Burnage Station P/S (Matawai), 136, $107, 31, $90.

A POSSIBLE record price was set for prime lambs at yesterday’s Matawhero weekly sheep sale when a pen of four huge lambs sold for $200 each on account of N L and O A Manning.

Prices were generally firm for all the prime sheep, averaging $154.70 for the 33 prime lambs and $131 for the 91 prime ewes.

There was a total yarding of 3129 sheep.

Values were firm for the 2765 store lambs, which on average were of much larger body size this week.

The best price here was $153 for 48 male lambs from Mangahanea Farms at Ruatoria. Small lambs sold down to $70.

There were 154 scanned in lamb 5- and 6-year ewes from Ohuka Farm Ltd at Otoko.

The 56 twin-bearing ewes sold for $191, while the 98 single-bearing ewes made $170.

These big, healthy ewes were showing plenty of udder and had been mated to terminal sires.

Two pens of store ewes made $90 and $106.

Best prices —

Male store lambs: Mangahanea Farms, 48, $153, 47, $136, 6, $99; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 39, $151, 46, $133, 12, $103; Waitangi Terrace Station (Te Karaka), 49, $145.50, 24, $133, 15, $92; Glentui Station (Tolaga Bay), 60, $141, 57, $130, 30, $90.50; Tangihau Station (Rere), 12, $140, 19, $101, 25, $100, 7, $97, 38, $82; Tunanui Holdings Ltd (Tolaga Bay), 87, $132, 69, $127; Kupenga Station (Pehiri), 84, $132; Hakurenga Inc (Ruatoria), 24, $125.50, 27, $95; Monte Farm and Forest (Hicks Bay), 44, $125, 5, $124, 51, $121, 76, $100, 67, $80; Kerley Agriculture Ltd (Te Karaka), 52, $116.

Store ewe lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 38, $144, 71, $127; Waitangi Terrace Station, 23, $138, 16, $101; C N A and J M Marr (Te Wera), 61, $131, 98, $125; Mangahanea Farms, 56, $130, 68, $113; Tunanui Holdings Ltd, 142, $124, 70, $117; P G and M S McIldowie Family Trust, 83, $120, 41, $106; Kupenga Station, 80, $110; Burnage Station P/S (Matawai), 136, $107, 31, $90.

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