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Sold for $104,000

Huge night for the Powdrell family from Turiroa Angus.

It was a huge night for the Powdrell family from Turiroa Angus near Wairoa last night when one of their rising two-year-old bulls sold for a New Zealand high price of $104,000.

The top-priced bull will be coming to Gisborne.

The stud put up 50 young bulls for sale in front of the more than 200 people packed into their on-farm rostrum, and sold the lot.

The sale opened in scintillating fashion when Lot 1 sold for $86,000, bought by Oregon Angus in the Wairarapa.

But minutes later the auction reached even greater heights when Lot 8, advanced to the second position on the schedule, sold for $104,000.

The “super-stylish, strong-sided individual with an embarrassment of riches” — as described by the auctioneer — was bought jointly by Kaharau Angus and Orere Angus of Gisborne.

“He was just the type, the shape, the structure that we wanted, with the grunt thrown in,” said Orere studmaster Ben Johnson.

“He is the perfect bull for us, and he had nice, even figures.”

Ben said the joint purchase was a huge thing for their young stud.

“For my wife Kylie and me it’s the start of something special.”

The Johnsons, who earlier this week won the Wonder Cup again for the champion bull in the Combined Sale at Matawhero, have only been stud breeding Angus cattle in the district for three years.

“We are very privileged to partner up with Kaharau,” Ben said.

Kaharau studmaster Penny Hoogerbrug said the bull ticked all the boxes.

“It is terrific to partner up with Ben and Kylie, and have this exceptional bull in Gisborne.

“He’s the sort of bull we are always looking for,” she said.

“He’s super thick and quiet, with great feet, a great pedigree and a terrific spread of data.”

Turiroa studmaster Andrew Powdrell said he and the rest of the family were “humbled and thrilled” by the result last night.

“You don’t have expectations of what sort of price will be made. You just don’t know in this game.

“We did have a fair bit of interest in those first two bulls sold, and we are so pleased they have gone to good homes.”

The stud’s average last night was $12,560 across the 50 bulls sold.

“We were really pleased with how it went for us overall,” Andrew said.

“The best part was there was a bull for every budget and we are pleased that our regular clients were able to pick a bull.”

In all, five of the Turiroa bulls were sold to stud.

Sale details:

Oregon Angus $86,000; Kaharau Stud/Orere Stud $104,000; Shannon Station $15,000, $10,000; Mangaroa Station $14,500; Quepoto Station $10,500, $12,000, $7000; DS Giddings $17,500; Waitangi Terrace Station $15,000, $10,500; Okare Station $13,500; Ngati Pahauwera Station $7500; Delmont Limited/Waimara Ltd $15,000; Phillip Land Co $20,000; Sunpeaks Limited $11,000; Norana Station $13,000; Te Tui Station $12,000; Moeangiangi Station $7000, $6500, $6000, $6000, $7000, $6500, $9000, $6000, $7000; M and V Stevens $11,000; Mangaroa Station $11,500; Tawhara Farms $8,500; Tauwharetoi Station $10,000, $9500, $9000; Mahaanui Station $9000; Kereru Station $8000; Bulled $7000; Freithlands Limited $7000; Bremner Holdings $9,500, $5500; DM and CR Coop P/Ship $8000; R L Gower $6000; Riverside Farms Ltd $6000; Arawood $6000; Puhoro Ltd $6000; Toronui Station $5500, $5500; Gawlor Downs $7000; Pakowhai Station $5000, $6000; Kintall $6500.

TOP PRICE: Everything about this rising two-year-old bull at yesterday’s Turiroa Angus sale looked good to joint buyers Kaharau Angus and Orere Angus. Picture by Wairoa Star