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Ewe yarding was well up on 2019

There was a large offering of 3700 quality two-tooth ewes at this week's Matawhero Ewe Fair with a total 11,649 ewes yarded, 4300 more than at the 2019 sale.

There was a premium paid for facial eczema-tolerant sheep, prices being well up on last year.

Buyers were hesitant to bid on pens not showing excellent condition.

Consequently some of the older ewes only fetched their meat value, but most vendors would be happy with their returns because all prices were well up on those achieved 3-4 years ago.

The Hain Partnership at Pehiri topped the sale with 223 facial eczema-tolerant 2-tooth Romney ewes fetching a record price of $322, to a Taihape buyer, $56 more than at the 2019 Ewe Fair.

Hinenui Genetics Ltd at Muriwai were close behind receiving $317 for 291 facial eczema-tolerant 2-tooth Coopworth ewes.

Best price of $246 for 5-year ewes went to Waitangi Terrace Station at Kanakanaia for 451 Romneys.

Best prices — 2 tooth ewes: Hain P/S, 223, $322; Hinenui Genetics Ltd, 291, $317; Kouka Land Company (Wairoa), 150, $300, 158, $292, 193, $290; Grant and Sue Crawshaw (Nuhaka), 271, $280, 138, $260, 19, $184; Craigmore (Te Puna) Ltd (Wairoa), capital stock, 382, $270, 250, $235, 288, $230; Omaha Farm (Manutuke), 160, $270; S.J & A.C.R Jefferd (Ngatapa), 199, $260; M.D Gibson (Matawai), 221, $252; G.J & M.E Hope (Motu), 170, $242; Randall P/S, 80, $242.

Mixed-aged ewes: Waihuka Farming Co (Te Karaka), 407, $270; Hain P/S, 161, $270; Whakaki Rotonui (Wairoa), 104, $187, 162, $170; Fernside Station (Tolaga Bay), 40, $182; Puketira Station (Ormond), 374, $170; Green and Brown P/S (Patutahi), 59, $168.

5-year ewes: Waitangi Terrace Station, 451, $246, 86, $190; Kupenga Station (Pehiri), 430, $210; Marewa Station (Wharekopae), 200, $197, 400, $196, 351, $193; M.J and V.T Stevens P/S (Tahora), 270, $196; Paparatu Station (Waingake), 375, $195, 200, $173, 292, $166, 101, $145; M.D Gibson, 220, $191; Mangatarata Station (Mata Rd), 100, $187, 151, $180; Craigmore (Te Puna) Ltd, 191, $152, 174, $132, 36, $115.

6-year ewes: Kupenga Station, 100, $190; Paparatu Station, 373, $140, 262, $132, 64, $108; Tukemokihi Station (Wairoa), 231, $140.