Hawkes Bay

11 March 2020

Stortford Lodge store cattle and sheep 11.03

  • Angus and Angus-Hereford cows, 418-521kg, returned $1.79/kg

  • R3 Angus-Simmental heifers, vetted-in-calf, sold for $1000-$1100, $2.28-$2.29/kg

  • Good cryptorchid lambs lifted to $95-$106.50

  • Good ram lambs also lifted to $98.50-$110.50

  • Good ewe lambs lifted to $95.50-$116.50

A lift in store lamb volume at Stortford Lodge last Wednesday was met by a bigger bench of buyers, and the market improved $5-$9. A top pen of heavy ram lambs achieved $122, while most medium males firmed to $88-$98. Good wether lambs made $99-$105, and medium ewe lambs, $87-$95.
Following the weaner fairs, cows featured at a small store cattle sale. Vetted-in-calf and empty traditional lines made same values, while a small R3 heifer section varied from $2.10/kg to $2.37/kg for beef and beef-cross. R2 Angus & Angus-Hereford heifers, 399kg, sold for $2.46/kg, while weaner steers of same breed returned $420-$555, and heifers, $400.