A top price of $46,000 was achieved at Foveran Deer Park's
recent 30th elite sire stag sale and commercial sire stag and
trophy sale in the Hakataramea Valley.
The 2-year-old son of Morpheus, out of a Prince Philip hind,
was bought by Southern Deer. With a 31-point antler, it was
described in the catalogue as having one of the best heads of
A 3-year-old son of Charlie Mac, out of a Motdonis hind, was
bought by Malcolm Cane, from Reporoa, for $24,5000, while R.
P. and P. M. Ponsonby, from Waimate, bought a son of Woody,
out of a Hannibal hind, for $17,000.
There were 72 registered buyers from throughout New Zealand,
including some flown in by helicopter.
In the elite sire stag sale, there were 22 3-year-olds
offered, 39 2-year-olds and four yearlings, mostly bred from
the park's ET breeding programme. There were 57 stags offered
in the commercial sire stag and trophy sale, which ranged in
price from $1500 to $4500.