Photo by Sally Rae.
PGG Wrightson North Otago livestock manager Mark Yeates
(right) takes a bid during the Oamaru ewe fair yesterday,
watched by Kelvin Wilson.
The pen of Coopdale 2-tooth capital stock ewes, offered by
Richard and Colette Strowger, of Waianakarua, sold for $150,
the top price of the sale, followed by Rob McLeod with $142,
also for Coopdale 2-tooth ewes.
The yarding comprised about 2000 ewes, which was one of the
smaller offerings, and quality was good, PGG Wrightson stock
agent Glenn Hopkinson said.
Prices for 2-tooths ranged from $130 to $150, two and
three-shear ewes ranged from $115 to $137 and older ewes sold
from $89 to $110.
There was competition throughout the sale and a complete
clearance was achieved. Buyers came from Waimate and the
North Otago area.