Thursday, December 7, 2023

Delayed East Coast bull sales hit high prices

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Top honours go to historic stud at Whangara.
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Turihaua Angus at Whangara, north of Gisborne, made a top price of $72,000 for two-year bulls sold by East Coast breeders when on-farm auctions were postponed for a week because of flooding and road damage.

Fellow Angus breeder Tangihau Angus at Rere paid the highest price, for Turihaua S272. 

Vendor Paul Williams said he is an exceptional bull by sire Stokman Southern Charm out of a cracking Turihaua Hulk daughter. The right to collect 100 semen straws for Turihaua herd use was retained.

In total Turihaua sold 70 out of 72 bulls offered and made an average of $10,792.

The inaugural on-farm auction for Orere Angus, Pehiri, Gisborne, started with a cracker price paid for Orere S12, sired by Waiterenui Theo N247. It was bought by Ratanui Angus.

He made $65,000 for vendors Ben and Kylie Johnson in a brand-new sale ring, seats and rostrum.

Tangihau Angus under manager Dean McHardy returned the highest average of the East Coast studs when selling 39 of 40 bulls at $15,640.

The high average exceeded last year and was boosted considerably by $68,000 paid for Tangihau S253 and $65,000 paid for Tangihau S271.

In its 50th anniversary sale Kaharau Angus sold 61 of the 63 offered and averaged $10,590.

The top price was $24,000, paid for lot 12, Kaharau S535, sired by Kaharau Prince 18P333, and bought by the Herrick Land Company, Martinborough.

Kenhardt Angus at Wairoa had a full clearance of 48 bulls averaging $9854 and two high prices of $21,000 and $20,000.

Whangara Angus sold 29 out of 30, averaging $8500 with a top price of $14,000.

Turiroa Angus at Wairoa had a top price of $42,000 paid for Turiroa 21S557, sired by Shian Ranger.

He went to Tapiri and Whenuapapa studs.

Turiroa had a full clearance of 47 and averaged $12,574, the second-highest of the Angus sales this year.

At the beginning of the run of postponed sales, Ratanui Angus at Wairoa had a full clearance of 28 bulls, averaged $10,357 and had a top of $18,000.

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