Mokairau lifted its average again

TOP DOLLAR: Mokairau Hereford stud at Whangara had another lift in their sale average when they sold their R2 bulls on-farm on Thursday morning, and this guy sold for $12,500 to Mahana Station, just down the road. Picture by Paul Rickard
PLEASED: Mokairau Hereford studmaster Peter Reeves. Picture by Paul Rickard

The Whangara stud sold all 33 of the rising two-year-old bulls it put up.

Though three were passed-in they sold soon after the final fall of the hammer.

Mokairau averaged $6900, which was a further lift in average from their 2018 result.

The top price achieved was $12,500 for a bull sold to Norm and Demelza Thomas, just down the road at Whangara, on Mahana Station.

“We are pleased with the result,” studmaster Peter Reeves said.

“We were very heartened by the local support, and with the total clearance.

“It’s always so good to find new homes for them.”

There were four generations of the Reeves family involved in the sale again yesterday.

“It really is a family affair, and that is particularly pleasing for my wife Christine and I,” Peter said.

He paid tribute to the part his father David and grandfather Stan had played in the development of the stud.

“They had a good eye for cattle.”

Mokairau celebrates 65 years as a stud this season.

Auctioneer Chris Hurstone from PGG Wrightson said the bench was the biggest crowd he had seen at the stud’s annual on-farm sale.

“All the regulars were there and there were some new faces too.

“It was a good solid sale.”

Sale details:

Te Aroha Station, $10,000, $6500, $8500; Glen Alva Station, $10,500; Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd, $8000, $8800; Kent Enterprises, $10,000, $7500; Paringahau Station, $4500, $8000, $4000, $7500; James Thomas, $4000; Nuhiti Station, $10,000; Papuni Station, $8500; Mangapoi Station, $4000; Hikatu Station, $6500; Waiomoko Partnership, $4000, $7000; Waipura Farms Ltd, $6500; Arowhona Station, $5000, $7000, $4000; Rangitira Station, $7500; Iwinui Station, $7500; Raroa Station, $6000, $5500; Treble B Trust, $4000; Mahana Farms, $12,500; Bushy Knoll Station, $4000; DW Roberts, $6500.

The Whangara stud sold all 33 of the rising two-year-old bulls it put up.

Though three were passed-in they sold soon after the final fall of the hammer.

Mokairau averaged $6900, which was a further lift in average from their 2018 result.

The top price achieved was $12,500 for a bull sold to Norm and Demelza Thomas, just down the road at Whangara, on Mahana Station.

“We are pleased with the result,” studmaster Peter Reeves said.

“We were very heartened by the local support, and with the total clearance.

“It’s always so good to find new homes for them.”

There were four generations of the Reeves family involved in the sale again yesterday.

“It really is a family affair, and that is particularly pleasing for my wife Christine and I,” Peter said.

He paid tribute to the part his father David and grandfather Stan had played in the development of the stud.

“They had a good eye for cattle.”

Mokairau celebrates 65 years as a stud this season.

Auctioneer Chris Hurstone from PGG Wrightson said the bench was the biggest crowd he had seen at the stud’s annual on-farm sale.

“All the regulars were there and there were some new faces too.

“It was a good solid sale.”

Sale details:

Te Aroha Station, $10,000, $6500, $8500; Glen Alva Station, $10,500; Tauwhareparae Farms Ltd, $8000, $8800; Kent Enterprises, $10,000, $7500; Paringahau Station, $4500, $8000, $4000, $7500; James Thomas, $4000; Nuhiti Station, $10,000; Papuni Station, $8500; Mangapoi Station, $4000; Hikatu Station, $6500; Waiomoko Partnership, $4000, $7000; Waipura Farms Ltd, $6500; Arowhona Station, $5000, $7000, $4000; Rangitira Station, $7500; Iwinui Station, $7500; Raroa Station, $6000, $5500; Treble B Trust, $4000; Mahana Farms, $12,500; Bushy Knoll Station, $4000; DW Roberts, $6500.

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