Good prices at Matawhero cattle fair

TOP LINE: These exotic steers, 2.5 years of age, sold on behalf of Waipuna Valley Farms (Morunga Station) at Rakauroa during Tuesday’s cattle fair. There were over 500 steers presented from this vendor and they all went to Hawke’s Bay and Rangitikei buyers. They were extremely well presented and drafted in to lines reflecting their breed and liveweight. Picture by Trevor Brown

Good prices were paid for the 1400 head of cattle put up at Tuesday’s first cattle fair of 2019 at the Matawhero saleyards.

Best prices: 2.5 yr steers: Paparatu Station (Waingake), 5 (510 kgs), $1665, 36 (485 kgs), $1550; Waipuna Valley Farms, 43 (520 kgs), $1650, 37 (525 kgs), $1600, 37 (515 kgs), $1600, 46 (495 kgs), $1575, 46 (490 kgs), $1575, 35 (490 kgs), $1555, 41 (490 kgs), $1550, 46, (480 kgs), $1540, 20 (470 kgs), $1505, 27 (485 kgs), $1500, 20 (475 kgs), $1500, 20 (485 kgs), $1495, 55 (460 kgs), $1415.

Eighteen month steers: Linburn P/S (Waimata), 15 (490 kgs), $1560, 26 (415 kgs), $1370, 28 (380 kgs), $1300, 3 (325 kgs), $1070; M.D & C.A Utting (Waimata), 34 (480 kgs), $1520, 37 (430 kgs), $1420; G.J & M.E Hope (Motu), 28 (425 kgs), $1410, 23 (380 kgs), $1260; M.W & A.M Flood (Kanakanaia), 11 (365 kgs), $1200, 20 (315 kgs), $1200; Ormond Wainui (Mahia), 2 (435 kgs), $1500, 19 (330 kgs), $1190, 9 (320 kgs), $1110; Ely Farm P/S (Matawhero), 12 Friesian X Hereford (405 kgs), $1270, 4 same (355 kgs), $1220; Arakihi Station (Tolaga Bay), 11 (345 kgs), $1250; Tiki T. Waitoa (Ruatoria), 10 (350 kgs), $1210, 5 (420 kgs), $1190.

Eighteen month heifers: Paparatu Station, 18 (385 kgs), $1130; M.D & C.A Utting, 15 (385 kgs), $1100; G.J & M.E Hope, 14 (385 kgs), $1090, 19 (355 kgs), $1085, 20 (360 kgs), $1030; Arakihi Station, 12 (330 kgs), $1020; Reynolds Farming Ltd (Ngakoroa), 20 (305 kgs), $905.

Eighteen month bulls: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 4 (460 kgs), $1285, 12 (410 kgs), $1155; 16 (350 kgs), $1000; Waimaka Station Ltd (Waimata), 24 Friesian (365 kgs), $1060, 9 same (330 kgs), $910; Tiki T. Waitoa, 11 (345 kgs), $990, 4 (270 kgs), $760.

Good prices were paid for the 1400 head of cattle put up at Tuesday’s first cattle fair of 2019 at the Matawhero saleyards.

Best prices: 2.5 yr steers: Paparatu Station (Waingake), 5 (510 kgs), $1665, 36 (485 kgs), $1550; Waipuna Valley Farms, 43 (520 kgs), $1650, 37 (525 kgs), $1600, 37 (515 kgs), $1600, 46 (495 kgs), $1575, 46 (490 kgs), $1575, 35 (490 kgs), $1555, 41 (490 kgs), $1550, 46, (480 kgs), $1540, 20 (470 kgs), $1505, 27 (485 kgs), $1500, 20 (475 kgs), $1500, 20 (485 kgs), $1495, 55 (460 kgs), $1415.

Eighteen month steers: Linburn P/S (Waimata), 15 (490 kgs), $1560, 26 (415 kgs), $1370, 28 (380 kgs), $1300, 3 (325 kgs), $1070; M.D & C.A Utting (Waimata), 34 (480 kgs), $1520, 37 (430 kgs), $1420; G.J & M.E Hope (Motu), 28 (425 kgs), $1410, 23 (380 kgs), $1260; M.W & A.M Flood (Kanakanaia), 11 (365 kgs), $1200, 20 (315 kgs), $1200; Ormond Wainui (Mahia), 2 (435 kgs), $1500, 19 (330 kgs), $1190, 9 (320 kgs), $1110; Ely Farm P/S (Matawhero), 12 Friesian X Hereford (405 kgs), $1270, 4 same (355 kgs), $1220; Arakihi Station (Tolaga Bay), 11 (345 kgs), $1250; Tiki T. Waitoa (Ruatoria), 10 (350 kgs), $1210, 5 (420 kgs), $1190.

Eighteen month heifers: Paparatu Station, 18 (385 kgs), $1130; M.D & C.A Utting, 15 (385 kgs), $1100; G.J & M.E Hope, 14 (385 kgs), $1090, 19 (355 kgs), $1085, 20 (360 kgs), $1030; Arakihi Station, 12 (330 kgs), $1020; Reynolds Farming Ltd (Ngakoroa), 20 (305 kgs), $905.

Eighteen month bulls: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd (Hangaroa), 4 (460 kgs), $1285, 12 (410 kgs), $1155; 16 (350 kgs), $1000; Waimaka Station Ltd (Waimata), 24 Friesian (365 kgs), $1060, 9 same (330 kgs), $910; Tiki T. Waitoa, 11 (345 kgs), $990, 4 (270 kgs), $760.

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