Monday, February 26, 2024

Correction to stag sale results

Neal Wallace
Results published earlier referred to the previous year. Here are the latest figures.
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Some of the results of the 2023-24 stag sales published by Farmers Weekly, in “Quality the focus of stag sale season”, were based on supplied information that referred to 2022-23 sale results.

The following are the correct highlights from the 2023-24 stag sales for the studs mentioned:

In their last annual stag sale, David and Lynley Stevens from Netherdale Deer, Balfour, sold 23 of the 25 stags offered, achieving a top price of $100,000 and an average of $19,086. The stud was sold last year.

Deer Genetics NZ had a strong sale, with 11 of the 12 sires offered selling, achieving a top price of $36,000 and a sale average of $15,818. The vendor also sold all 21 hinds offered with a top price of $7000 and an average $2623.

Peel Forest Estate Geraldine has two sales. At its December auction, all 50 stags offered sold for an average of $7430 and a top price of $23,000.

Last month a further 21 of 23 stags sold for an average of $12,340 and a top price of $40,000.

Altrive Deer near Gore offered 25 stags, selling 21 for a top price of $20,000 and a $7000 average.

They also sold all 43 hinds offered for a top price of $3400 at an average $1370.

Black Forest Park near Outram sold nine of 19 stags yarded, receiving a top price of $40,000 and a sale average of $12,200.

Rothesay Deer, Methven, sold all 15 stags offered, achieving a top priced of $15,000 and a sale average of $3933, and Wilkins Farming, Northern Southland, sold 40 of 46 stags offered for a top price of $21,000 and a sale average of $7100.

Forest Road Farm, Tikokino, sold all 24 stags it offered with a top price of $17,500 and a sale average of $7812, and another North Island stud, Ruapehu Deer, sold 30 of 35 stags yarded for a sale average $5273 and a top price of $12,000.

The top priced Wapiti Bull was $23,000, sold by Dave Lawrence and Donna Day from Tikana Wapiti in Central Southland. They sold 17 of the 18 bulls offered for an average of $10,705. All eight cows they offered sold for an average of $3150.

Raincliff Station Wapiti, Pleasant Point and Clachanburn Elk, Maniototo, each achieved a top bull price of $9500. Raincliff sold 25 of the 28 offered for an average of $5984 and Clachanburn all 60 offered for a $6135 sale average.

Edendale Wapiti, Mt Somers, and Littlebourne Wapiti, Winton, both had complete clearances with Edendale achieving an average of $5200 for 39 bulls, and Littlebourne $4056 for the 20 sold. 

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