Glentui mums feature at Matawhero

SALE FEATURE: The heavily-pregnant ewes at the Matawhero sale yesterday.

A total of 1721 head were presented for sale at the Matawhero sheep sale yesterday, with 83 prime ewes, 17 prime lambs, 1274 store lambs, 301 scanned in lamb ewes, 11 store ewes, four wethers and four rams in the offering.

The market remained steady on last week’s sale.

The feature of the sale were the big, heavy 5 and 6 year ewes from Glentui Station at Tolaga Bay. They had been mated on March 15.

The 119 ewes carrying twins fetched $196, while the 87 ewes carrying singles made $166.

A pen of 83 prime ewes from Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd made $128.

Prime lambs averaged $138.

Most of the store lambs this week were ewe lambs. Store MA ewes sold from $50 to $95.50.

Best prices —

Male store lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 46, $158.50, 72, $131, 9, $130, 16, $106, 19, $96, 7, $83; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 26, $124, 15, $83; Monte Farm and Forest (Waikura Valley), 19, $119, 15, $106, 24, $96.50, 33, $83.

Store ewe lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 64, $145, 58, $122, 93, $119, 18, $100.50; Puketia Station P/S (Te Wera), 147, $124, 76, $118, 9, $86; G J & M E Hope (Motu), 129, $118.50, 34, $116.50; Monte Farm and Forest Ltd, 37, $119, 26, $109;

Ewes scanned in lamb: Glentui Station, 119 SIL twins, $196, 87 SIL singles, $166; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, SIL 156 percent, 44, $158, 19, $130, 32, $113.

A total of 1721 head were presented for sale at the Matawhero sheep sale yesterday, with 83 prime ewes, 17 prime lambs, 1274 store lambs, 301 scanned in lamb ewes, 11 store ewes, four wethers and four rams in the offering.

The market remained steady on last week’s sale.

The feature of the sale were the big, heavy 5 and 6 year ewes from Glentui Station at Tolaga Bay. They had been mated on March 15.

The 119 ewes carrying twins fetched $196, while the 87 ewes carrying singles made $166.

A pen of 83 prime ewes from Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd made $128.

Prime lambs averaged $138.

Most of the store lambs this week were ewe lambs. Store MA ewes sold from $50 to $95.50.

Best prices —

Male store lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 46, $158.50, 72, $131, 9, $130, 16, $106, 19, $96, 7, $83; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 26, $124, 15, $83; Monte Farm and Forest (Waikura Valley), 19, $119, 15, $106, 24, $96.50, 33, $83.

Store ewe lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 64, $145, 58, $122, 93, $119, 18, $100.50; Puketia Station P/S (Te Wera), 147, $124, 76, $118, 9, $86; G J & M E Hope (Motu), 129, $118.50, 34, $116.50; Monte Farm and Forest Ltd, 37, $119, 26, $109;

Ewes scanned in lamb: Glentui Station, 119 SIL twins, $196, 87 SIL singles, $166; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, SIL 156 percent, 44, $158, 19, $130, 32, $113.

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