Hawkes Bay


13 November 2019

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 13.11

  • Light to medium mixed-sex lambs lifted to $114-$127

  • Light to light-medium ram lambs lifted to $116-$128

  • 2-year Angus and Angus-Hereford steers, 483-511kg, eased 4c/kg to $3.56-$3.59/kg

  • 2-year Friesian bulls, 464–476kg, held at $3.51-$3.62/kg

  • Yearling traditional steers, 295-365kg, lifted to $4.23/kg

Lamb weaning and a grass market filled pens at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday, and good buyer numbers were there to meet all classes of stock.
The medium and long-term lamb market lifted $8-$12, though short-term types were steady to easing. Top mixed-sex made $129-$147, while light ram lambs earned $88.50-$110. Ewe lambs sold for $104-$112, and hoggets with single, small lambs-at-foot returned $103-$114 all counted.
900 cattle were penned and sold to a widespread buying bench. Yearling steers were the highlight, with $4.00/kg plus achieved on all lines bar light South Devon-cross. Charolais-cross, 294kg, reached $1285, $4.37/kg. Heifer prices also lifted and of the 17 main pens offered, 10 sold for $1055-$1170. $3.69-$3.72/kg was common ground for most traditional lines.