Hawkes Bay

11 September 2019

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 11.09

  • One-year Angus heifers, 194kg, sold well at $685, $3.53/kg

  • A consignment of four pens of very good Romney ewes with blackface lambs made $124 all counted

  • Good mixed sex lambs lifted to $153-$167.50

  • Good to heavy ewe lambs also lifted to $155-$167

What the sheep sale lacked in volume it made up for in quality at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday, with plenty to pique buyer interest in the 3700 yarding. An annual-draft consignment of ewes and lambs featured, and lower lambing percentages attracted good bidding to top the section. Most other lines were also mainly singles and ranged from $92 to $110.
Just over 2900 lambs were penned, with a good selection offered. Heavy cryptorchid lambs are unusual for this time of year and sold for $169-$178.50, while heavy mixed sex and ewe lambs made $172-$174.50. Romworth ewe hoggets sold for breeding at $191, while very heavy males made $185.