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Prices up at buoyant fair

The rescheduled monthly cattle fair at the Matawhero saleyards yesterday was a very buoyant one where prices had a significant lift on September’s fair.

Prices were above recent sales in other North Island centres — a tribute to the quality of East Coast farming.

A total of 2379 cattle were sold, the largest number for some months.

Mangatoitoi Station, at Ngatapa, sold 65 Angus and white-face two-year steers, weighing 510kg, for $1905.

MD and CA Utting topped the yearling steers, receiving $1450 for 83 Charolais X, weighing 383kg. This vendor also received best price for their yearling Charolais X heifers, their first cut of 44 selling for $1170, weighing 325kg.

Wairakaia P/S sold three two-year Hereford bulls, weighing 535kg, for $1880 and 12 Hereford yearling bulls, weighing 435kg, for $1350.

Prices per kg: two-year steers, $3.44–$3.85; yearling steers, $3.77–$4.44; yearling heifers, $2.95–$3.60; two-year bulls, $3.32; yearling bulls, $3.09–$3.55.

Best prices —

Two-year steers: Mangatoitoi Station, 65 (510kg), $1905, 32 (475kg), $1800, 32 (405kg), $1550, 60 (375kg), $1445, 14 (350kg), $1210; LS and J Symes P/S, 43 (510kg), $1850, 27 (500kg), $1845; Holmdale Farm — McBreen, 10 (500kg), $1795, 16 (480kg), $1670, 11 (500kg), $1600; GJ and ME Hope, 18 (445kg), $1550; Waitangi Terrace Station, 18 (425kg), $1540, 10 (425kg), $1555, 8 (390kg), $1340.

Yearling steers: MD and CA Utting, 42 (385kg), $1450, 41 (380kg), $1450; Waitangi Terrace Station, 36 (340kg), $1350, 50 (315kg), $1235, 37 (315kg), $1220; Fernside-Fenlands, 20 (305kg), $1170, 40 (275kg), $1075, 24 (230kg), $960.

Yearling heifers: MD and CA Utting, 44 (325kg), $1170, 36 (295kg), $1060; Rangiata P/S, 24 (295kg), $970; Riverflat Family Trust, 20 (305kg), $900, 21 (250kg), $800; Koru Station, 11 (280kg), $900; Fernside Station, 30 (270kg), $875, 20 (240kg), $855, 40 (235kg), $807; Kia Ora Station (Ngakoroa), 27 (250kg), $800.

Two-year bulls: Wairakaia P/S, 3 (535kg), $1880; CP Healey, 4 (500kg), $1600, 23 (455kg), $1510; WG and RE Bayley, 4 (440kg), $1470; Holmdale Farm — McBreen, 7 Friesian (425kg), $1270.

Yearling bulls: Wairakaia P/S, 12 (435kg), $1350; Waitangi Terrace Station, 31 (325kg), $1155, 8 (290kg), $930; C Brownlie, 4 (350kg), $870.

SOLID SALE: These 12 yearling Hereford bulls from the Wairakaia partnership at Muriwai weighed 535kg and sold for $1350 at the rescheduled monthly cattle fair at the Matawhero saleyards yesterday. Picture byTrevor Brown