Saturday, December 2, 2023

Big Hereford price made in Westland sale

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South Westland fellow will make his new home in Southland.
Glacier Unique 786 from South Westland made $28,000 for the Williams family of Hereford breeders and will find his new home in Southland.
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South Westland Hereford bull Glacier Unique 786 topped the second week of two-year-old bull sales with a price of $28,000, paid by Southland breeder Gordon Shearing, Otautau.

Glacier Horned Herefords principal Wayne Williams sold six of eight bulls offered at auction and averaged $11,333.

Unique will be delivered through the Haast Pass this week. Brent Fisher at Silverstream, Christchurch, bought a bull for $14,000.

The South Westland sale was combined with Bannockburn Angus, which had a full clearance of nine bulls, a top price of $11,500 and an average of $6677.

Flagstaff Hereford sold eight of 16 at auction and averaged $6000 with a top of $8000.

NZ Hereford president Gray Pannett at Limestone Hills , Millers Flat, had a top price of $27,000 for Belter 210473 plus another at $22,000, with strong clearance of 46 from 58, averaging $9272.

Monymusk Polled Hereford at Te Anau sold 27 out of 34 at auction, averaged $7100 and topped at $14,000.

The Pourakino Downs Hereford stud of Gordon and Lorraine Shearing sold 12 of 16 offered at auction and made a top of $10,000 twice. The average was $6500.

At the same Hauroko Valley combined sale, Waiau Herefords at Tuatapere sold 12 out of 15 with a top at $7800 and an average of $4650.

For vendors Alton and Isobel Devery, Pikoburn Angus bulls made $12,000 twice and the full clearance of 14 bulls averaged $7500.

Staying in the south, Stoneburn Herefords at Palmerston sold 15 of 24 at auction for a top of $12,000 and $6253 average.

Umbrella Range Angus, Argyle Station at Waikaia, had a string of good prices reaching $19,000 and including $18,000, $17,000, $16,500, three at $15,000 and two at $14,000.

The average was $9500 for 39 sold at auction from 42 offered.

Peters Angus at Beaumont sold 17 of 20 offered, averaged $7353 and had a top of $12,000.

For the Simmental breed, Glenside stud at Waitahuna had a top of $14,500 and averaged $6636 for the 11 sold at auction from 17 offered.

Potawa Simmental, Pio Pio, sold 15 of 21 offered, had a top price of $11,500 and averaged $6320.

At nearby Māhoenui in the King Country, Tarangower Angus sold 32 of 37, a top price of $16,000 and averaged $7280.

The combined sale with Rockend Hereford saw 16 of 19 cleared, a top of $8500 and an average $6293.

Another two-breed sale in the region was for Colvend Angus and Shorthorn at Taumarunui, where 11 of 18 Angus bulls were sold, averaging $6636 with a top of $11,000 and seven of 11 Shorthorns averaging $5457 with a top of $8000.

Two Charolais sales during the week saw Kia Toa at Te Kūiti sell 26 of 27 for $5876 with a top of $10,000 and Rauriki at Flemington sell 17 of 18, averaging $7647, with a top of $12,000.

Te Whanga Angus at Masterton held its final annual bull sale with a full clearance of 23 two-year-olds, averaging $7900 and a top price of $15,000 for Te Whanga 21-019.

The first of the large North Island Angus bull sales was Storth Oaks on May 31 for Tim and Kelly Brittain, who sold 64 out of the 82 auctioned.

The top price was $16,000 for Storth Oaks S8 and the average was $8050.

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