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Turiroa marked 75th in style

Turiroa Angus near Wairoa celebrated 75 years as a stud this rising two-year-old bull sales season.

They did it in fine style last week with a top price of $40,000 and an average on a par with 2018.

Their celebration of 75 years breeding pedigree Angus cattle drew a huge crowd to Turiroa last Wednesday.

“We were thrilled with how the sale went and bidding was electric on most of the bulls offered,” Andrew and Tracey Powdrell said.

Their stock was described as a lovely even line of very sound, functional cattle.

All 50 bulls on offer sold for an average price of $10,490.

Three bulls went to studs. The highest price of $40,000 was paid for Lot 35, purchased by KayJay Angus in the Wairarapa.

Lot 1 also went to Merchiston Angus in Hunterville for $15,000 and Lot 5 went to Okaka Angus in Taihape for $16,000.

“A number of bulls were sold locally,” third generation studmaster Andrew said.

“Tracey and I were really happy with how the bulls looked on the day and it was pleasing to hear many positive comments about them.

“It was great to celebrate 75 years of breeding with such a large crowd and the atmosphere was awesome.”

He said it was also pleasing there was a bull for every budget.

“The winner of the Mystery Weekend Giveaway was Okaka Angus from Taihape who purchased Lot 5.”

The weekend prize included a double header of rugby in Auckland with the All Blacks playing Australia and the Black Ferns playing Australia as well as a tour of the ground, All Black merchandise and more.

It was drawn by Bill Tillson who is the brother and brother-in-law of John and Marion Tillson of the Wedderlie Angus Stud in Scotland who purchased Karl of Turiroa for export back to Scotland in 1977.

“Karl was the first New Zealand bull to be sold at auction to go back to Scotland.”

Sale details -Merchiston Angus, $15,000; Taharoa Trust, $6500; The Props- Ohuia Block, $7000, $8000, $7000; G.J Revell Trust, $16,000; Shannon Station, $14,500, $11,500; Freethlands, $12,500: PGG Wrightson as agents, $13,000, $11,500, $10,500, $9500, $9000, $6500; Toromiro Station, $13,500; W.D Doran Livestock, $14,500; Okare Station, $14,000, $10,500; Roadley Six, $14,000; M.O’Grady, $11,000; D.M and C.R Coop, $8000; Fergus Rural as agents, $6000; Aratawa Agriculture, $13,000; Mangaroa Station, $11,000; Kereru Station, $12,000; Norana Station, $10,500; Monowai Station, $11,000; Papatu Staton, $10,500; Moeangiangi Station, $8000, $10,000, $9000, $8000, $7000, $9000, $10,000, $7000; Hereheretau Station, $10,000, $12,000; B and M Pickering, $11,500; Kayjay Cattle Co, $40,000; Puhoro Station, $5000; Waituku Holdings, $5500; Paparatu Station, $6000; M.J and V.T Stevens, $12,000; Tauwhareparae Station, $9500; Bushy Knoll Station, $5500; McNeil Farming, $7000, $7000.

GREAT DAY: The Powdrell family from Turiroa Angus near Wairoa had a great day last Wednesday when they marked the stud’s 75th anniversary. They sold all 50 R2 bulls they put up for sale by auction at their on-farm sale, and the top price of $40,000 was paid for Lot 35 (pictured). Photos supplied
Three generations of the family were represented — (from left) Andrew and Tracey Powdrell the current owners, their children Toby, George and Ella and Andrew’s parents Olivia and Rick Powdrell.