Prices ease at a small Matawhero sheep sale
A TOTAL yarding of just 314 head came forward yesterday for the first Friday sheep sale at the Matawhero saleyards for 2020, and with a limited number of buyers prices eased on last month.
A pen of 13 medium, well shorn, mixed-sex prime lambs from I.H and L.J Kirkpatrick P/S at Te Karaka topped the lambs at $121. Kerley Agriculture, also at Te Karaka, sold 108 well-conditioned, shorn, store ram lambs for $109, their 69 ewe lambs making $106.
C.P Healey at Pehiri sold two pens of healthy, mixed-sex, woolly hogget store lambs, 40 for $90 and 54 for $70.
Meadowbank Partners sold 7 woolly, mixed-sex store lambs for $100 and 4 for $60.
Best prices — I.H and L.J Kirkpatrick, 13 prime lambs, $121, 5 prime wethers, $128, 7 prime – 2-tooth wethers, $119.50.