All-time record price at Daffodil Day fundraiser

Daffodil Day at the weekly Matawhero sheep sale yesterday had everyone feeling generous towards the annual Cancer Society Gisborne appeal and local farmers donated 279 sheep which grossed over $40,000.

A highlight of the sale was a donated pen of 30 store male lambs from an anonymous farmer in the Matawai district, that sold for $241 each.

This must be an all-time record price for lambs at Matawhero.

In all, 1173 sheep and 25 feeder calves were sold.

Prices were firm for the prime sheep and very strong in the store lamb pens, some selling upwards of $20 on last week’s prices.

The 25 feeder Hereford cross calves from Colin Kerr at Ngatapa sold from $60 for five heifer calves up to $202 for nine bull calves.

Best prices —

Cancer Society Gisborne, prime ewes: 2, $160, 47, $150; prime lambs: 14, $201, 19, $184, 3, $100; store male lambs: 30, $241, 21, $140, 4, $120, 27, $59; store ewe lambs: 45, $170, 27, $110; store MA ewes: 7, $120, 18, $110; ram hoggets: 4, $93, 9, $89, 4, $60.

Other vendors, store male lambs: C N A and J M Marr (Te Wera), 35, $190; G J and M E Hope (Motu), 15, $180, 7, $135; Kaka P/S (Ruatoria), 27, $161. Store ewe lambs: Waitangi Terraces Station (Kanakanaia), 139, $180, 54, $169; Holdsworth Paringahau (Te Karaka), 34, $176, 7, $110; Kia Ora Station (Ruatoria), 61, $171, 60, $153; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 116, $150, 18, $114; 23 MA ewes with 48 lambs at foot: Tangihau Station (Rere), $111 (all counted); MA ewes run with ram: A D and D F Booth P/S (Matawai), 22, $116.

Daffodil Day at the weekly Matawhero sheep sale yesterday had everyone feeling generous towards the annual Cancer Society Gisborne appeal and local farmers donated 279 sheep which grossed over $40,000.

A highlight of the sale was a donated pen of 30 store male lambs from an anonymous farmer in the Matawai district, that sold for $241 each.

This must be an all-time record price for lambs at Matawhero.

In all, 1173 sheep and 25 feeder calves were sold.

Prices were firm for the prime sheep and very strong in the store lamb pens, some selling upwards of $20 on last week’s prices.

The 25 feeder Hereford cross calves from Colin Kerr at Ngatapa sold from $60 for five heifer calves up to $202 for nine bull calves.

Best prices —

Cancer Society Gisborne, prime ewes: 2, $160, 47, $150; prime lambs: 14, $201, 19, $184, 3, $100; store male lambs: 30, $241, 21, $140, 4, $120, 27, $59; store ewe lambs: 45, $170, 27, $110; store MA ewes: 7, $120, 18, $110; ram hoggets: 4, $93, 9, $89, 4, $60.

Other vendors, store male lambs: C N A and J M Marr (Te Wera), 35, $190; G J and M E Hope (Motu), 15, $180, 7, $135; Kaka P/S (Ruatoria), 27, $161. Store ewe lambs: Waitangi Terraces Station (Kanakanaia), 139, $180, 54, $169; Holdsworth Paringahau (Te Karaka), 34, $176, 7, $110; Kia Ora Station (Ruatoria), 61, $171, 60, $153; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 116, $150, 18, $114; 23 MA ewes with 48 lambs at foot: Tangihau Station (Rere), $111 (all counted); MA ewes run with ram: A D and D F Booth P/S (Matawai), 22, $116.

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