Stock cleared at three merino sales

Waiting for the bidders before the Little Valley Station merino sale last week, are (from left)...
Waiting for the bidders before the Little Valley Station merino sale last week, are (from left) son Shane Sanders, father Lindon Sanders, friend and helper Peter Nelson, of Alexandra, and son Garth Sanders.PHOTO: YVONNE O’HARA
Little Valley Station hosted its merino ewe and lamb sale on site last Wednesday followed by Matangi Station next door and Galloway Station down the road later in the day.

PGG Wrightson regional livestock manager John Duffy said the market had been fair for both sellers and buyers and all stock on offer was sold.

Little Valley Station owner Lindon Sanders talks to Hawksburn Station owner Philip McElroy, who...
Little Valley Station owner Lindon Sanders talks to Hawksburn Station owner Philip McElroy, who was the first bidder to arrive at the sale last week.
The wether lambs and smaller mixed lambs were between $5 and $10 back on last year’s prices, in line with the lamb schedule.

"The merino ewe lambs were sought after for breeding and bought by people who regularly buy every year," Mr Duffy said.

Mt Campbell Station co-owner Vicki Sanders, of Little Valley, and wool merchant Brent Hickey, of...
Mt Campbell Station co-owner Vicki Sanders, of Little Valley, and wool merchant Brent Hickey, of Omakau were interested in the Little Valley Station’s merino sale last week.
"Their prices were up a bit ... probably $10 more than last year."

The breeding ewes were similar in price to last year ... in line with strong mutton schedule."

Stock were sent to farms in East and Central Otago and some lines went to Canterbury.

Jesse Porter (left), Mary Hore and Neville Hore, all of Galloway, attended the sale.
Jesse Porter (left), Mary Hore and Neville Hore, all of Galloway, attended the sale.
He said a lot of regular buyers were looking for specific lines to meet their wool contracts.

Little Valley Station’s flock averaged 17 micron and its wool sold at a premium in Italian markets, while Matangi averaged 17.5 microns and supplied wool to Reda in Italy.

Matangi Station also sold halfbred ewe and wether lambs.

NZ Merino cadet Olivia Anderson (left) and area manager Katrina Bishop, came from Cromwell to...
NZ Merino cadet Olivia Anderson (left) and area manager Katrina Bishop, came from Cromwell to view the Little Valley Station’s merino sale last week. They caught up with the station’s Shane Sanders.
Galloway Station’s flock average was 18.7 microns to 19.7 microns.

Prices for stock classes at the three stations ranged from $77 to $125.

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