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Solid line-up at Matawhero ewe fair

There was a magnificent line-up of two-tooth ewes at yesterday’s Matawhero ewe fair, and while prices did not reach the records of 2020, they were up $15 to $65 on last year.

There were a total of 3255 two-tooths and 1704 mixed-aged and five-year ewes offered for sale and all the quality sheep sold well.

Waihuka Farming Company, at Te Karaka, received the top price of $261 for 152 two-tooth Coopworths with facial eczema tolerance.

MJ and JM Charteris, at Waerenga-o-Kuri, sold 1050 capital stock, two-tooth ewes and were paid prices ranging from $260 down to $245.

Marewa Station, at Wharekopae, sold 357 five-year Romney ewes

for $230.

Best prices —

Two-tooth ewes: Waihuka Farming Company, 152, $261; MJ and JM Charteris, 120, $260, 32, $255, 250, $246, 360, $245; Kouka Land Company, 200, $255, 80, $242; Hinenui Genetics Ltd, 136, $253, 62, $245; Hain P/S, 175, $252; RA Dalziell, 196, $243; Grant and Sue Crawshaw, 247, $240, 232, $220, 125, $180; Randall P/S, 111, $240; Darren Moroney Family Trust, 26, $177; Omaha Farm, 239, $170.

Mixed-aged ewes: KK Shaw Farming Ltd, 61, $212; Puketira Station, 222, $210; Mt Florida Station Ltd, 43, $202.

Five-year ewes: Marewa Station, 357, $230, 153, $209; Waitangi Terrace Station, 287, $225, 64, $178; Waihuka Farming Company, 184, $200.

TOP DOLLAR: The annual ewe fair at the Matawhero saleyards was a sound one for vendors and purchasers. The best price for two-tooths was $261 for 152 Coopworth ewes from Waihuka Farming Company at Te Karaka. Picture by Trevor Brown