Puketoro ewes sell well

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THE third annual on-farm auction at Puketoro Station has been described as an “incredible” sale.

Yesterday’s auction drew a big crowd to the property inland from Tokomaru Bay.

The McNeil Farming yarding included more than 7000 ewes and lambs, and more than 700 Angus and Angus-cross cattle.

“We sold the lot. It was a complete clearance,” said auctioneer Shane Scott from Central Livestock.

“We had 52 registered buyers, perfect weather conditions and at least a couple of hundred people overall –– certainly a bigger crowd than last year.

“The market was just incredible. Jeepers, they sold well.”

Mr Scott said it was a “magnificent line of stock”.

“They sold exceptionally well to an eager bench of buyers, some of whom had travelled from the Central Plateau, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, as well as a strong local contingent.

“There was also interest from the South Island.”

The “sold” tag went on 723 Angus steers, 2699 two-tooth ewes, 335 four-year ewes, 455 four-tooth ewes, 1608 five-year ewes and 1923 male lambs.

“The line-up was a credit to McNeil Farming. Quality sells.”

Mr Scott said the McNeils were very happy with the result.

“Burne and Tracey, Tennant and Leigh were stoked with the result. They were pleased to see the sale so well supported.”

Mr Scott said the prices achieved were well up on last year.

“The weight of the cattle was better, and the return per kilogram was up.

“The market was red-hot.”

He said there was a growing shortage of big hill country properties breeding quality traditional cattle and sheep.

“The quality of the stock presented at Puketoro yesterday was reflected in the premiums paid.”

The top price in cattle was for two-year steers at $1685 a head, with one-year steers selling for up to $1535.

The cattle sold down to $1280.

For sheep, the top price was for a line of Coopdale ewes at $256 a head.

A line of Romdales made $242.

Four-year Romney ewes sold for up to $195, and five-year ewes sold for up to $192.

The male lambs got $111 to $119.

THE third annual on-farm auction at Puketoro Station has been described as an “incredible” sale.

Yesterday’s auction drew a big crowd to the property inland from Tokomaru Bay.

The McNeil Farming yarding included more than 7000 ewes and lambs, and more than 700 Angus and Angus-cross cattle.

“We sold the lot. It was a complete clearance,” said auctioneer Shane Scott from Central Livestock.

“We had 52 registered buyers, perfect weather conditions and at least a couple of hundred people overall –– certainly a bigger crowd than last year.

“The market was just incredible. Jeepers, they sold well.”

Mr Scott said it was a “magnificent line of stock”.

“They sold exceptionally well to an eager bench of buyers, some of whom had travelled from the Central Plateau, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, as well as a strong local contingent.

“There was also interest from the South Island.”

The “sold” tag went on 723 Angus steers, 2699 two-tooth ewes, 335 four-year ewes, 455 four-tooth ewes, 1608 five-year ewes and 1923 male lambs.

“The line-up was a credit to McNeil Farming. Quality sells.”

Mr Scott said the McNeils were very happy with the result.

“Burne and Tracey, Tennant and Leigh were stoked with the result. They were pleased to see the sale so well supported.”

Mr Scott said the prices achieved were well up on last year.

“The weight of the cattle was better, and the return per kilogram was up.

“The market was red-hot.”

He said there was a growing shortage of big hill country properties breeding quality traditional cattle and sheep.

“The quality of the stock presented at Puketoro yesterday was reflected in the premiums paid.”

The top price in cattle was for two-year steers at $1685 a head, with one-year steers selling for up to $1535.

The cattle sold down to $1280.

For sheep, the top price was for a line of Coopdale ewes at $256 a head.

A line of Romdales made $242.

Four-year Romney ewes sold for up to $195, and five-year ewes sold for up to $192.

The male lambs got $111 to $119.

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