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Similar prices in bigger sheep sale

A TOTAL yarding of 1352 head were presented and sold in the weekly sheep sale at the Matawhero saleyards yesterday and all but 44 were store lambs. Prices paid for them were similar to last week.

Grants Panel Shop at Te Karaka sold an attractive line of 21 white face prime lambs for $133, while Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd at Hangaroa topped the store lambs with $114 paid for 156 polled dorset cross male lambs. Most lambs sold will be grazing forage crops.

Best prices — Store male lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 156, $114, 88, $100, 92, $91; Mataraoa Station (Waikura Valley), 128, $106, 231, $90, 158, $87.

Store ewe lambs: Bushy Knoll Forest Ltd, 149, $100, 137, $80, 84, $70.

Mixed sex store lambs: Mataraoa Station, 51, $80, 20, $72, 6, $60.