Newspaper Article – Ewe fair ends on good note

Ewe fair ends on good note

What the auctioneers described as a good solid sale marked the closing stages of the second Stortford Lodge ewe fair late yesterday afternoon.

Patoka Station, a stronghold of the Romney breed well into three generations of ownership by the Cross family, topped the market at $32.

The most evenly drafted two-tooths in the sale, the sheep were in particularly good order.

A line of 600 made $30. 505 more selling at $32. 212 at $29, 131 at $31 and a further 100 at $30.

Early yesterday afternoon Whanakino Station topped the crossbred market at that stage with a line of 225 Border-Leicester-cross at $32.

R. C. B. King, Putere. obtained $31.50 for a line of 335 and $25.50 for 666.

J. M. Adams, Tutira, sold 210 Romney two-tooths at $26.

The crowning effort of the day was $35 paid for 198 Border-Leicester two-tooths from the Patoka property of T. P. McCormack.

A pen of 242 Romneys, from the same source, made $27.

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