Wilencote’s best-ever price

BEST PRICE: Wilencote Herefords at Ngatapa produced the top priced Hereford bull sold in the region this R2 bull sale season on Thursday afternoon. Lot 3 (left) was bought for $20,500 by the Reeves family from Mokairau Herefords.
Peter Humphreys was pictured steering another of his young bulls around the sales ring. Pictures by Paul Rickard

The stud sold 28 of the 33 rising two-year-old bulls put up for auction, and it was expected the animals passed-in would sell soon after.

The top price was paid by the Reeves family of Mokairau Station at Whangara.

Wilencote’s result included 14 bulls that sold for five-figures and more, and five others nudged the $10,000 mark.

The sale average was $9650, which was back on last year’s all time record average for the stud.

“Susie and I are thrilled, and very appreciative of the support,” Peter Humphreys said.

“The $20,500 bull is the highest price we’ve had and that feels really good.

“It says that we are moving in the right direction with our cattle type — moderate frame, plenty of meat and structurally sound.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark said it was “a wonderful way to finish the week”.

“It was a solid sale. People responded to the quality of the cattle with price.”

Waitangi Terrace Station, $10,000, $13,000; Highwood Agriculture, $15,000, $11,000; Mokairau Station, $20,500; Poututu Station, $13,000, $10,000, $14,000, $10,000, $11,000, $9000; MI and B Furniss, $5500, $8000: Ray Moss Livestock, $9500; Arakihi Station, $14,000; AD Shaw, $10,500; Kowhai Nui Station, $9000, $9000; Sunworth Ltd, $11,000, $7000; McNeil Farming Ltd, $9000, $7500, $4500; Pukemata Station, $7000; Tawaroa Farm Management, $8000; NZ Farmers Livestock as agents, $10,000, $5000; Papuni Station, $6500.

The stud sold 28 of the 33 rising two-year-old bulls put up for auction, and it was expected the animals passed-in would sell soon after.

The top price was paid by the Reeves family of Mokairau Station at Whangara.

Wilencote’s result included 14 bulls that sold for five-figures and more, and five others nudged the $10,000 mark.

The sale average was $9650, which was back on last year’s all time record average for the stud.

“Susie and I are thrilled, and very appreciative of the support,” Peter Humphreys said.

“The $20,500 bull is the highest price we’ve had and that feels really good.

“It says that we are moving in the right direction with our cattle type — moderate frame, plenty of meat and structurally sound.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark said it was “a wonderful way to finish the week”.

“It was a solid sale. People responded to the quality of the cattle with price.”

Waitangi Terrace Station, $10,000, $13,000; Highwood Agriculture, $15,000, $11,000; Mokairau Station, $20,500; Poututu Station, $13,000, $10,000, $14,000, $10,000, $11,000, $9000; MI and B Furniss, $5500, $8000: Ray Moss Livestock, $9500; Arakihi Station, $14,000; AD Shaw, $10,500; Kowhai Nui Station, $9000, $9000; Sunworth Ltd, $11,000, $7000; McNeil Farming Ltd, $9000, $7500, $4500; Pukemata Station, $7000; Tawaroa Farm Management, $8000; NZ Farmers Livestock as agents, $10,000, $5000; Papuni Station, $6500.

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