The annual ANZ Cancer Society stock drive was held at Matawhero sale yards today, and the donation of approximately 340 sheep from around the region meant $61,070 was raised for the local Cancer Society, almost double the previous year's result.
PGG regional manager Jamie Hayward said the drive is always well-supported and this year was not different "Everyone supports this fundraising event - from those donating the sheep, right through to the transport companies, auctioneers and buyers. All the donations stay local and that is a big driver of this fundraiser's success. One anonymous supporter donated 50 male lambs which sold for $299 per head, totalling nearly $15,000 from one pen. And there will be more donations still to come as some opt to donate in other ways. We are stoked with the result."
PEN FOUR: This pen alone sold for a total of $15,000 with all proceeds going to the local Cancer Society.