Prices stable through yarding

STRONG FINISH: Te Ruanui Poll Dorsets produced a strong finish to the ram auction season yesterday when most of their lineup sold in a brisk sale at the Matawhero saleyards. Pictures by Murray Robertson
Craig Brownlie (right), welcoming the bidders and other supporters, was happy with the result. Three from their top pen went for $1450, then the top dollar jumped up a grand in pen two.

Consistency was the word yesterday when Te Ruanui Poll Dorsets put up their ram crop for the season at the Matawhero saleyards. They fetched a top price of $1550 and an average slightly up on last year.

Craig and Yvonne Brownlie from Waerenga-o-Kuri put up 110 of their Poll Dorsets and 28 Poll/Texel Cross.

“It was a very good sale that attracted very good support,” said Carrfields auctioneer Chris Campbell from Hawke’s Bay.

“We sold most of the Poll Dorsets, and there was a full clearance on the Poll/Texel Cross rams.

“Across the yarding they were a very nice lineup of rams and there was very good buyer support from a good bench of buyers, with lots of local support.”

The top pen of Poll Dorsets started proceedings well when three out of the five rams sold for $1450 to the one bidder, and the other two for $1350.

The high price came in pen two when a couple went for $1550, and a third at that price in another pen a little later.

The average achieved of $1025 was up on the stud’s 2017 result.

The sale remained consistent deep into the yarding, with the price range $600 to $1550 across the total yarding.

Well over 40 buyers registered for the sale.

Craig Brownlie said he and his wife were very pleased with the result.

“The average coming up is a reflection of the confidence in the sheep industry, and what we are doing genetically.”

Mr Campbell said he thought the Gisborne stud breeders had had a good ram sales season,

“Their averages have been up on last year, and as Craig said that’s a reflection of the strength of the industry, with the lamb and ewe schedules being at the levels they are.”

Consistency was the word yesterday when Te Ruanui Poll Dorsets put up their ram crop for the season at the Matawhero saleyards. They fetched a top price of $1550 and an average slightly up on last year.

Craig and Yvonne Brownlie from Waerenga-o-Kuri put up 110 of their Poll Dorsets and 28 Poll/Texel Cross.

“It was a very good sale that attracted very good support,” said Carrfields auctioneer Chris Campbell from Hawke’s Bay.

“We sold most of the Poll Dorsets, and there was a full clearance on the Poll/Texel Cross rams.

“Across the yarding they were a very nice lineup of rams and there was very good buyer support from a good bench of buyers, with lots of local support.”

The top pen of Poll Dorsets started proceedings well when three out of the five rams sold for $1450 to the one bidder, and the other two for $1350.

The high price came in pen two when a couple went for $1550, and a third at that price in another pen a little later.

The average achieved of $1025 was up on the stud’s 2017 result.

The sale remained consistent deep into the yarding, with the price range $600 to $1550 across the total yarding.

Well over 40 buyers registered for the sale.

Craig Brownlie said he and his wife were very pleased with the result.

“The average coming up is a reflection of the confidence in the sheep industry, and what we are doing genetically.”

Mr Campbell said he thought the Gisborne stud breeders had had a good ram sales season,

“Their averages have been up on last year, and as Craig said that’s a reflection of the strength of the industry, with the lamb and ewe schedules being at the levels they are.”

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