Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Angus bulls push up clearances and prices

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Merchiston Goalkeeper makes a tidy save for Rangitikei stud.
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Merchiston Angus at Hunterville, Rangitīkei, made $41,000 for lot 11, Merchiston Goalkeeper S184, purchased by the Crawshaws at Kenhardt Angus, Nūhaka.

Vendors Richard and William Rowe sold 27 of the 30 bulls auctioned and made an average of $10,200, about $2000 more than in 2022. The offering was reduced by 25% this year.

Kairuru Polled Hereford at Reporoa in Central Plateau made a top price of $36,000 in this year’s two-year-old beef bull sales with Kairuru Scotty 137.

Vendors Kevin and Jeff McDonald said Scotty was bought by Colin and Carol King, Bexley station, Awakino Gorge, Mokau.

Kairuru also sold a bull for $23,000 to Cam Gerard, Te Puna Herefords, Kaikohe.

For the older bulls, 20 were sold at auction out of 24 with an average price of $10,000 and four yearling bulls were sold for an average of $5250.

Staying in the central North Island, Black Ridge Angus, at Taumarunui, sold lot 6, Black Ridge S035 for $35,000, among 30 bulls sold out of 38 offered for an average of $9950.

Another Taumarunui stud, Shian Angus, sold 33 out of 37, averaged $7378, and had a string of sales from $15,000, to $14,000, $13,000 and two at $12,000.

Kay Jay Angus at Masterton had a full clearance of 41 and maintained its average price from last year at $11,640.

Top price was $31,000 for Kay Jay Clubhouse S564 bought by Kylie Johnson and there was another sale at $30,000.

Dandaloo Angus, Masterton, sold 29 of 30 offered, averaged $9474 and had a top of $18,000 for Dandaloo Sky 1039 and sold another at $17,500.

Oregon Angus, also near Masterton, sold 33 out of 36, averaged $9090 and had a top of $15,500.

Tapiri Angus in the same district sold 11 of 13, averaged $6400 and had a top of $11,000.

Hingaia Angus, Te Awamutu, sold 20 out of 27, averaging $6625 and with a top of $12,500.

Wairere Angus, Hawera, Taranaki, sold 18 out of 18, averaged $7220 and had a top price of $11,500.

Pukenui Angus, Taumarunui, sold 22 out of 29, averaged $6318 and had a top price of $15,000 paid for Lazarus S737.

In Southland Mt Linton Angus sold 39 out of 42 offered on the day and averaged just under $10,000.

The top price paid was $16,500 for Mt Linton S002 and there was a sale at $15,000 and two at $14,000.

Waimara Angus, at Eastern Bush in Southland, sold 26 out of 27 with a top price of $13,500 and an average of $8600.

Hereford bulls sold well for Okawa Herefords at Mt Somers in Canterbury, where a top price of $25,000 was paid for Okawa Zulu 210140. Okawa sold 43 out of 53 and made an average of $8337.

Glenbrae Herefords, Pōrangahau, sold 22 out of 25, averaged $8045 and had a top price of $20,000.

Otapawa Herefords, Eketāhuna, had a top price of $18,000 and sold 29 out of 37 with an average of $8155.

Waikaka Herefords, at Greenvale near Gore, sold 13 of 21, averaged $5500 and had a top price of $9000 for Quoit 2122.

Mokairau Hereford at Gisborne sold 19 out of 23 on the day with a top price of $11,000 for Mokairau Clive 90. The average price paid was $7647.

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