Arawata 29th Annual Stag & Hind Sale
Lot 5- 2 Y Stag 4.30 kg SA A
Lot 5- 2 Y Stag 4
Lot 2 - 5,70 kg SA Lot 3 - 4,60 kg SA Lot 4 - 4,90 kg SA Lot 1 - 5,70 kg SA
Lot 2 - 5,70 kg SA Lot 3 - 4,60 kg SA Lot 4 - 4,90 kg SA Lot 1 - 5,70 kg SA
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Thursday 16th January 2020 at 12.30pm on the Property, Pine Bush, Southland Two-year-old sire stags and 13 month hinds Also two-year-old velveting stags

John & Mel Sommerville
Arawata 29th Annual Stag & Hind Sale
95 Titiroa Pine Bush Road
Ph: 03 246 9803
03 246 9803

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Stag Live weights and Velvet weights
Hind Live Weights

Species Breeds Breeding For Selling Agents  
Red Deer
2 Yr Stags
Velvet Stags
Yearling Hinds
PGG Wrightson

Postal Address Contacts
R D 1 Wyndham Southland 9891 John & Mel Sommerville - 03 246 9803

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On behalf of myself and Mel, I would like to welcome you to our
29th Annual sire stag and hind sale.
This season has been a very challenging one for us with a wet cold spring and early summer, which has not helped live weights or velvet growing. But if they perform well in this season they will handle anything.
But despite the season we are very happy with the line-up we have to offer. This year we have the first of Sefton’s and Apollo’s sons for sale. Lot 1 by Apollo is a very special stag with near competition perfect velvet and is the style of velvet that we strive to breed for. This season we are seeing a push back in the price paid for non-typical type velvet, which shows the importance of breeding for clean velvet with correct tyne placement. One problem you have with having a very consistent style of velvet is that it is very hard picking them in the paddock to photo as they all look the same. Once you get rough velvet genes in your herd it is very hard to get them out.
The maternal sires have proved very popular with their ability to produce good sized red hinds for the breeding herd making them perfect to put terminal sires over plus some also have velvet attributes. The breeding values are a very useful part of insuring that a sire has the true genetic merit that you require and it is important that more breeders come on board.
Due to the normal time pressures of getting the catalogue printed before Christmas, there are a number of sires whose velvet will not be cut by cataloging, their velvet weights and photos will be available on line along with updated live weights of sire stags and 13 month hinds. The velveting stags data will also be available online in early January. There may be some changes in the uncut stags prior to sale day.
We look forward to seeing you all on 16th January 2020 at Arawata.
Have a great Christmas and New Year.
John and Mel Somerville
95 Titiroa Pine Bush Road
RD 1, Wyndham 9891

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