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Near sellout at Turihaua Angus sale

TURIHAUA Angus had a near sellout result in their annual Spring Sale yesterday with most of the yearling bulls sold and all of the two-year-olds.

The sale was conducted in the stud's on-farm rostrum, with a smaller bench of would-be buyers and supporters than usual because of the Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions.

The stud sold 21 of 24 yearling bulls for a top price of $6200, two selling at that price, and a sale average for the yearlings of $4047.

All nine of the two-year-olds put up sold, for a top price of $6000, and an average of $5278.

“It was a good sale that wasn't over the top but the good bulls made the money,” said auctioneer Neville Clark.

“People responded to the attributes of the cattle put up. They were well grown and well presented.”

Mr Clark said the sale result said the cattle industry “is looking pretty bloody good.”

Turihaua studmaster Paul Williams said they were thrilled to get the bulls away.

“Everyone had an opportunity to buy one today and there were good heifer mating options right through the catalogue.

“The bulls showed the disposition we are looking to breed.

“Our thanks to our regular clients who supported us again and using Bidr worked well for us too, with six of the bulls sold on-line.”

Sale details —

Yearlings: Avondale Farming $5800; Guy Humphreys $5500; Orere Station $6200; Limestone Valley Bluffs $3800, $2500; The Ben Rutherford Family $4000, $3200, $3800, $2200; Ingleby NZ $5800, $5800, $4200; Matuku Trust $2500, $2800; Makorori Station $5000; McNeil Farming Ltd $4500; Bidr $6200, $2200, $2800, $2200, $4000.

Two-year-olds: Sunworth Ltd $5500, $6000, $5800; Limestone Valley Bluffs $5200; McNeil Farming Ltd $5200, $4200; GA Roadley $5800, $5000; Bidr $4800.

TOP LOT: Lot 12 in the Turihaua Angus yearling and two-year-old bull sale yesterday sold for $6200. The one- year-old pictured was among 24 yearlings put up for sale. Studmaster Paul Williams is pictured in the sales ring with him. Picture by Paul Rickard