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Price details from solid sale

TUESDAY's cattle fair at the Matawhero saleyards produced a “very satisfactory” result in light of concerns around the market, due to current dry conditions throughout the North Island and falling schedule prices.

Best prices — 2.5 yr steers: Rangimoe Station, 52 (590kg), $1520, 70 (585kg), $1500, 49 (540kg), $1485, 28 (510kg), $1390, 12 (505kg), $1390; Waipuna Valley Farms (Rakauroa), 72 Charolais x (535kg), $1450, 11 Stabiliser (535kg), $1435, 37 Stabiliser (550kg), $1435, 31 AA x H (550kg), $1430, 25 AA x H (525kg), $1430, 43 (535kg), $1420, 43 (530kg), $1420, 83 (525kg), $1420, 37 Stabiliser (535kg), $1415, 36 Stabiliser (530kg), $1400, 37 Stabiliser (525kg), $1400, 40 (520kg), $1380, 10 Hereford (500kg), $1345, 45 (495kg), $1330, 45 (485kg), $1315, 16 (495kg), $1320, 61 AA x H (500kg), $1300, 45 (485kg) $1290.

1.5 year steers: Treble B Trust (Motu), 8 (455kg), $1250; M.D and C.A Utting (Waimata), 35 Charolais x (480kg), $1245, 29 same (440kg), $1210; R&J Utting Ltd (Waimata), 24 AA (435kg), $1185, 34 AA x H (405kg), $1135; 50 (370kg), $1040; M.W and A.M Flood (Kanakanaia), 16 (380kg), $1005, 10 (350kg), $910, 10 (335kg), $905.

1.5 year heifers: Murray Fleming (Te Karaka), 11 (420kg), $965; Cheviot Hills (Waerenga-o-kuri), 23 (415kg), $962, 21 (370kg), $858; R&J Utting Ltd, 15 (340kg), $845.

TOP SELLERS: The pen of Angus 2.5 year steers in the foreground from Rangimoe Station at Rere took top dollar in the monthly cattle fair at the Matawhero saleyards on Tuesday. They weighed in at 590 kilograms. Picture by Trevor Brown