Larger sale as flood effect bites

Small bench of local buyers.

Small bench of local buyers.

STAR STEERS: A pen of a dozen Charolais cross R2 steers from Merv and Connie Utting in the Waimata Valley sold for the top dollar of $1295 in the cattle sale at Matawhero yesterday. Picture by Trevor Brown

A larger yarding than last time greeted would-be buyers yesterday in the cattle sale at the Matawhero saleyards Cattle Fair, with a total of 562 on offer. Prices were steady, with opportunities for the small bench of local buyers.

Some local Ormond and Tolaga Bay farmers were forced to sell cattle due to silting of pastures from the recent floods.

Most of the cows were lacking condition, but the younger cattle were generally healthy but small.

Many of the weaners were late born, but with some “TLC” will grow into profit.

The star line of steers were 12 Charolais cross rising two-year steers from Merv and Connie Utting in the Waimata Valley. They weighed 445kg and sold for $1295.

Karanga Station received the best price of $1050 for nine rising two-year charolais heifers, weighing 400kg. The small lots of weaner bulls sold from $2.42 to $2.85 per kg.

Best prices —

Cows vetted in calf: Hakurenga Inc (Waipiro Bay), 16, $1185, 11, $900; Raroa Station (Tolaga Bay), 16, $975, 6, $770; Rakau Parua P/S, 17, $975.

Rising 2-year steers: M D and C A Utting, 12, $1295; Amua Station, 2, $1275; Rau White, 1, $1345.

Rising 2-year heifers: Karanga Station, 9, $1050; Raewyn Bruce, 7, $960; KJ and RE Fisher (Motu), 15, $810, 25, $740.

Weaner steers: N Taare (Tikitiki), 8 (245kg), $880; Bill Fisher (Otoko), 6 (220kg), $870; Hakurenga Inc, 3 (250 kgs), $840, 3 (175 kgs), $600; Mangapoi Station (Ruatoria), 4 (220kg), $810, 5 (150kg), $650.

Weaner heifers: Rau White, 5 (265kg), $825; Hakurenga Inc, 5 (250kg), $770; N A and L D Russell, 8 (255kg), $660; M I and B S Parker, 22 (190kg), $645.

A larger yarding than last time greeted would-be buyers yesterday in the cattle sale at the Matawhero saleyards Cattle Fair, with a total of 562 on offer. Prices were steady, with opportunities for the small bench of local buyers.

Some local Ormond and Tolaga Bay farmers were forced to sell cattle due to silting of pastures from the recent floods.

Most of the cows were lacking condition, but the younger cattle were generally healthy but small.

Many of the weaners were late born, but with some “TLC” will grow into profit.

The star line of steers were 12 Charolais cross rising two-year steers from Merv and Connie Utting in the Waimata Valley. They weighed 445kg and sold for $1295.

Karanga Station received the best price of $1050 for nine rising two-year charolais heifers, weighing 400kg. The small lots of weaner bulls sold from $2.42 to $2.85 per kg.

Best prices —

Cows vetted in calf: Hakurenga Inc (Waipiro Bay), 16, $1185, 11, $900; Raroa Station (Tolaga Bay), 16, $975, 6, $770; Rakau Parua P/S, 17, $975.

Rising 2-year steers: M D and C A Utting, 12, $1295; Amua Station, 2, $1275; Rau White, 1, $1345.

Rising 2-year heifers: Karanga Station, 9, $1050; Raewyn Bruce, 7, $960; KJ and RE Fisher (Motu), 15, $810, 25, $740.

Weaner steers: N Taare (Tikitiki), 8 (245kg), $880; Bill Fisher (Otoko), 6 (220kg), $870; Hakurenga Inc, 3 (250 kgs), $840, 3 (175 kgs), $600; Mangapoi Station (Ruatoria), 4 (220kg), $810, 5 (150kg), $650.

Weaner heifers: Rau White, 5 (265kg), $825; Hakurenga Inc, 5 (250kg), $770; N A and L D Russell, 8 (255kg), $660; M I and B S Parker, 22 (190kg), $645.

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