Strong sale for prime sheep

THERE was a very strong sale for the large yarding of prime sheep at yesterday’s Matawhero sale, in contrast to that of the store lambs offered, where prices dropped by up to $25 per head.

Sam M Needham sold three very heavy prime ewes for $196, and the 54 ewes yarded averaged $180.50.

The best price for prime lambs went to BRN Rolls, with a pen of six ewe lambs that made $231. There were 85 prime lambs for sale, averaging $186.50.

Most of the 455 store lambs were in the small pens, most lacking size, being medium-term prospects for fattening.

Prices there ranged from $158 for 30 lambs from Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd down to $62, averaging $117.

A pen of 46 healthy Coopworth ewe lambs from CP Healey at Pehiri sold for $150.

One pen of nine ewes with 10 young lambs at foot fetched $107, all counted.

Buyers quickly snapped up the 20 feeder calves from Colin Kerr at Ngatapa, prices paid from $183 down to $140.

Next Friday will be Daffodil Day with proceeds of donated sheep going to the Cancer Society.

Best prices —

Prime lambs: BRN Rolls, 6, $231; KR and KA McLanachan (Hangaroa), 3, $200; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 39, $196; Holmdale Farm – McBreen (Waingake), 2, $184; CP Healey, 16, $175; Piritaha P/S (Ngatapa), 10, $166; Sam M Needham, 5, $161; Peter Baty, 4, $150.

Prime ewes: Sam M Needham, 3, $196; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 16, $190; Holmdale Farm – McBreen, 31, $176; KR and KA McLanachan, 4, $168.

Store male lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 30, $158, 5, $90, 6, $80; Arakihi Station (Tolaga Bay), 7, $148; Ranui Station (Waingake), 15, $146; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 22, $137.50; Whareopaia Station, 7, $130, 2, $79; Piritaha P/S, 2, $120; Waioma Station (Rere), 7, $118.

Store ewe lambs: CP Healey, 46, $150; Paparatu Station, 70, $128, 9, $91; Aramatua Station (Nuhaka), 52, $121, 26, $91; Ranui Station, 8, $120; Piritaha P/S, 7, $114; Waioma Station, 10, $111, 2, $79; CW Varley, 6, $106; Tarere 2 Trust (Te Araroa), 44, $101, 21, $66.

Store ewes: Holmdale Farm – McBreen, 23, $137, 3, $90.

Feeder calves: Colin Kerr, bulls Hereford X (black, white face), 4, $183; bulls Hereford X (red, white face), 6, $182; heifers Hereford X (black, white face), 8, $177; heifers Hereford X (red, white face), 2, $140.

THERE was a very strong sale for the large yarding of prime sheep at yesterday’s Matawhero sale, in contrast to that of the store lambs offered, where prices dropped by up to $25 per head.

Sam M Needham sold three very heavy prime ewes for $196, and the 54 ewes yarded averaged $180.50.

The best price for prime lambs went to BRN Rolls, with a pen of six ewe lambs that made $231. There were 85 prime lambs for sale, averaging $186.50.

Most of the 455 store lambs were in the small pens, most lacking size, being medium-term prospects for fattening.

Prices there ranged from $158 for 30 lambs from Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd down to $62, averaging $117.

A pen of 46 healthy Coopworth ewe lambs from CP Healey at Pehiri sold for $150.

One pen of nine ewes with 10 young lambs at foot fetched $107, all counted.

Buyers quickly snapped up the 20 feeder calves from Colin Kerr at Ngatapa, prices paid from $183 down to $140.

Next Friday will be Daffodil Day with proceeds of donated sheep going to the Cancer Society.

Best prices —

Prime lambs: BRN Rolls, 6, $231; KR and KA McLanachan (Hangaroa), 3, $200; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 39, $196; Holmdale Farm – McBreen (Waingake), 2, $184; CP Healey, 16, $175; Piritaha P/S (Ngatapa), 10, $166; Sam M Needham, 5, $161; Peter Baty, 4, $150.

Prime ewes: Sam M Needham, 3, $196; Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 16, $190; Holmdale Farm – McBreen, 31, $176; KR and KA McLanachan, 4, $168.

Store male lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 30, $158, 5, $90, 6, $80; Arakihi Station (Tolaga Bay), 7, $148; Ranui Station (Waingake), 15, $146; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 22, $137.50; Whareopaia Station, 7, $130, 2, $79; Piritaha P/S, 2, $120; Waioma Station (Rere), 7, $118.

Store ewe lambs: CP Healey, 46, $150; Paparatu Station, 70, $128, 9, $91; Aramatua Station (Nuhaka), 52, $121, 26, $91; Ranui Station, 8, $120; Piritaha P/S, 7, $114; Waioma Station, 10, $111, 2, $79; CW Varley, 6, $106; Tarere 2 Trust (Te Araroa), 44, $101, 21, $66.

Store ewes: Holmdale Farm – McBreen, 23, $137, 3, $90.

Feeder calves: Colin Kerr, bulls Hereford X (black, white face), 4, $183; bulls Hereford X (red, white face), 6, $182; heifers Hereford X (black, white face), 8, $177; heifers Hereford X (red, white face), 2, $140.

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