Wilencote excited about stud line

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Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa will put up 35 of their rising two-year-old bulls for sale by auction on-farm next Thursday afternoon (June 27).

Owners Pete and Susie Humphreys said they were happy with them.

The stud set their best-ever average of just over $10,500 in a sell out sale last year.

Of the 29 sold in that sale, 16 of them sold for five figures.

Auctioneer Neville Clark from Carrfields NZ said afterwards it was a great sale for the stud and it brought to a close a phenomenal week for the beef industry in this district.

“It has been a great season for us at Ngatapa, one of the better ones,” Mr Humphreys said.

“The bulls have expressed themselves on pretty much a grass diet in their hill county environment.”

Mr Humphreys said they got a lot of positive comments during their Bull Walk, when prospective buyers looked over this year’s crop.

“The depth of sales that have taken place throughout the country for Herefords, particularly in the South Island, has shown that commercial beef operators are very happy with the red and white cattle.

“Susie and I feel this year’s lineup are very similar to what we presented last year.”

Mr Humphreys said the beef market was very positive for quality beef, raised on grass.

“. . . and that’s what we have here at Wilencote.

“We have purchased three new sires this year, at an average price of $10,000, and we look forward to their impact on our type moving forward.”

The Humphreys bought one off Glen Brae from southern Hawke’s Bay, another from Reporoa near Rotorua, and the third and most expensive came from Grassmere in Marlborough.

“We look forward to rolling out the welcome mat again next Thursday afternoon.”

Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa will put up 35 of their rising two-year-old bulls for sale by auction on-farm next Thursday afternoon (June 27).

Owners Pete and Susie Humphreys said they were happy with them.

The stud set their best-ever average of just over $10,500 in a sell out sale last year.

Of the 29 sold in that sale, 16 of them sold for five figures.

Auctioneer Neville Clark from Carrfields NZ said afterwards it was a great sale for the stud and it brought to a close a phenomenal week for the beef industry in this district.

“It has been a great season for us at Ngatapa, one of the better ones,” Mr Humphreys said.

“The bulls have expressed themselves on pretty much a grass diet in their hill county environment.”

Mr Humphreys said they got a lot of positive comments during their Bull Walk, when prospective buyers looked over this year’s crop.

“The depth of sales that have taken place throughout the country for Herefords, particularly in the South Island, has shown that commercial beef operators are very happy with the red and white cattle.

“Susie and I feel this year’s lineup are very similar to what we presented last year.”

Mr Humphreys said the beef market was very positive for quality beef, raised on grass.

“. . . and that’s what we have here at Wilencote.

“We have purchased three new sires this year, at an average price of $10,000, and we look forward to their impact on our type moving forward.”

The Humphreys bought one off Glen Brae from southern Hawke’s Bay, another from Reporoa near Rotorua, and the third and most expensive came from Grassmere in Marlborough.

“We look forward to rolling out the welcome mat again next Thursday afternoon.”

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