2023 spring sale

Spring sale

We had a full clearance at the September Spring Sale with all 25 yearling bulls off to new homes, and all five of the rising two-year-olds sold as well.
The yearlings averaged $7372, with a top dollar of $17,000 for Lot 12, purchased by Orere Angus at Pehiri. The R2 bulls sold for an average of $5900.

PGG Wrightson genetics representative Emma Pollitt said it was a very strong sale.

“The yearlings were a well-presented line of young bulls that represented Turihaua’s yearling bull programme really well. “They were rock solid cattle — heifer mating specialists.”

We were blown away by the buyer support shown. The yearlings average is up on 2022 and it’s great to see that continuing interest in the future of the cattle industry.

Having our strong, loyal, regular client base back in the rostrum was great. As well as the steady bidding from the bench of buyers in the Turihaua sales rostrum, there was quite a bit of online bidding action via BIDR as well.

The sale drew would-be buyers from all over the country and was steady the whole way through.

2023 annual bull sale

Annual Sale

We had a fantastic Annual Sale in June selling 70 bulls headlined by sons of Turihaua Hulk, Turihaua Torpedo, Turihaua Dynamite, Turihaua Bingo and Riverland J Capital for a sale average of $10,792.

Lot 2 Turihaua Easterly S272 was sold to Tangihau Angus for $72,000, which equalled the stud’s best ever high price recorded last year.

“It was a really nice bull, with a bit of an X factor,” was how auctioneer Neville Clark described him. “He’s a bit out of the box, something a bit different to what we’ve seen from Turihaua, and that’s what people went for.”

The bull was a standout right from when he was a calf and he has shown all the attributes that our stud is looking for and we’re really excited that he’s staying local, at Tangihau.

It was also great to see that the commercial guys could get a quality bull for $5000 to $12,000, that will benefit their operations without having to spend too much.

A bull for everyone at ‘glorious’ Turihaua sale

Annual Sale

by Murray Robertson  |  excerpt from the Gisborne Herald

History was made at the Turihaua Angus rising two-year-old bull sale yesterday afternoon when the renowned stud achieved its highest-ever price.

The Gisborne component of Bull Week ended in spectacular fashion when Lot 3 in Turihaua’s sale rocketed up to $72,000, just a few minutes after Lot 2 made $62,000.

Kenhardt Angus from Nuhaka and Hallmark Angus from Tutira combined for the successful $62,000 buy.

The $72,000 bull went to Oregon Angus from Masterton.

Turihaua studmaster Paul Williams said at the start that the 69 bulls on offer were in his view “an exceptional line-up that will fit anyone’s programme”.

A couple of hours later that comment was plainly to the point.

All 69 sold for an average of $12,731, which was up on the stud’s 2021 result.

“We really appreciate the support we got today and we’re proudest of the fact that there was a bull there for everyone.”

In reference to the two top-selling bulls, Mr Williams said: “I always knew they were good bulls, they had the potential from the beginning.
“To reach $72,000, the first time ever we’ve sold a bull for that high, it’s a special moment for the whole family and everyone at the stud.

“We’re also rapt at the increased average this year. The spread of value was there for everyone in the sale — from $5000 upwards.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark said it was an “awesome sale”.

“A total clearance with a bull for everyone. We knew the top two or three would be highly sought after and that turned out to be the case.

“This was one of those years that studs like Turihaua experience when the stand-out bulls come along.

“They were a great line-up of cattle right through the catalogue and a reflection of the strength in the Turihaua cow herd.”

Emma Pollitt, from PGG Wrightson, described it as “an unreal sale . . . very strong, with support from all over the country”.

Sale details

Waitawhiti Land Company $17,000, $16,000, $14,000; Kenhardt Angus/ Hallmark Angus $62,000; Oregon Angus $72,000; Te Ruae Farm Ltd $15,000; Ohinewairua Ltd $12,000, $8500, $11,000, $15,500; $15,000, $11,000, $11,000, $5500, $10,500; Kohata Stn $14,000,$13,000; Sunworth Ltd $11,000, $10,500; Inverary Stn $13,000, $10,000; Te Korau Stn $17,000; $14,500; Arapata Holdings Ltd $12,000; Bidr Livestream $16,000; Arai Matawai $14,500, $15,000; McNeil Farming Ltd $12,500, $12,500, $8000, $8500, $6500, $12,500; Hallmark Angus $14,000; RHR Bell $7000; Papatu Stn $7000, $11,500; Ingleby NZ $16,000; Eastland Farms Ltd $11,500; NJ Harnett $13,000, $10,500; Pihitia Station $13,000, $7500, $7000; Puketiti Stn $10,000, $13,000, $9000, $10,500, $6500; BV Butler $15,500; Mt View Farms $14,500, $13,000, $11,500, $14,000; Kereru Stn $13,000; Tauwharetoi Stn $10,000; Mangatoitoi Stn $10,000, Marangairoa C4 $7000, $5500, $5500, $5500, $5500; TD Wheeler 15,000; Raukura Stn P/ship $6000; Puketoi Estates $10,500; Paparatu Station $8000, $5500, $9000; L and R Fisher $11,500.

Spring sale at Turihaua Angus

Spring Sale

Excerpt from the Gisborne Herald

Turihaua Angus had a near sellout result in their annual Spring Sale yesterday with most of the yearling bulls sold and all of the two-year-olds.

The sale was conducted in the stud’s on-farm rostrum, with a smaller bench of would-be buyers and supporters than usual because of the Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions.

The stud sold 21 of 24 yearling bulls for a top price of $6200, two selling at that price, and a sale average for the yearlings of $4047.

All nine of the two-year-olds put up sold, for a top price of $6000, and an average of $5278.

“It was a good sale that wasn’t over the top but the good bulls made the money,” said auctioneer Neville Clark.

“People responded to the attributes of the cattle put up. They were well grown and well presented.”

Mr Clark said the sale result said the cattle industry “is looking pretty bloody good.”

Turihaua studmaster Paul Williams said they were thrilled to get the bulls away.

“Everyone had an opportunity to buy one today and there were good heifer mating options right through the catalogue.

“The bulls showed the disposition we are looking to breed.

“Our thanks to our regular clients who supported us again and using Bidr worked well for us too, with six of the bulls sold online.”

Sale details


Avondale Farming $5800; Guy Humphreys $5500; Orere Station $6200; Limestone Valley Bluffs $3800, $2500; The Ben Rutherford Family $4000, $3200, $3800, $2200; Ingleby NZ $5800, $5800, $4200; Matuku Trust $2500, $2800; Makorori Station $5000; McNeil Farming Ltd $4500; Bidr $6200, $2200, $2800, $2200, $4000.


Sunworth Ltd $5500, $6000, $5800; Limestone Valley Bluffs $5200; McNeil Farming Ltd $5200, $4200; GA Roadley $5800, $5000; Bidr $4800.

Annual sale at Turihaua Angus

Annual Sale

by Murray Robertson  |  excerpt from the Gisborne Herald

Turihaua Angus produced an average similar to last year yesterday when it sold 63 out of 67 rising two-year-old bulls put up for sale.

As usual the on-farm auction drew a packed house to the stud’s rostrum.
Five bulls drew the top price of $16,000.

The sale average was $9285 and 26 sold for five figures.

The price range for the rest ranged from $4500 to $9500.

“The average is about the same as last year and we’re thrilled with that,” studmaster Paul Williams said.

“What a glorious day for a bull sale and we appreciated the great loyalty shown to us by our regular clients. Everyone got an option. No one missed out on a bull.

“It was a solid commercial line-up and they sold accordingly.”

Auctioneer Neville Clark said everyone who took part in the auction had an opportunity to buy a bull at their money.

“The bulls represented very good buying, given the iconic history of the Turihaua stud.

“It was a successful sale,” Mr Clark said.

It was the first time Paul and Sarah Williams presented the line-up as owners of the stud.

“To mark the occasion, they presented Hamish and Angela Williams (Paul’s parents and former owners of Turihaua) with flowers and an Angus-hide rug.

Sale details

Inverary Station $16,000; Mokairau Station $14,000; Kohata Ltd $13,000; CP Healey $11,000; Ohinewairua Ltd $15,000, $15,000, $16,000, $5000, $10,000, $7500; Pihitia Station $13,000; Te Ruae Farm $16,000, $13,000, $6000; Herrick Land Co $11,500; Kiwikawa Farm $12,000, $6000; Hereheretau Station $12,000; Te Korau Station $12,000, $13,000; Tauwharetoi Station $10,500, $8500; Pakihiroa Farms $9500; Dunbar Farming $7000; Kowhairau $8500; McNeil Farming Ltd $8000, $7500; EJ Gordon Livestock $5000, $5500, $5500, $5000; Sunworth Ltd $13,000, $8000; M.White $8000, $5500; Norana Station $10,000; GM Williams $10,000, Arai Matawai $11,000; Paparatu Station $8000; Pohaturoa Station $6000, $7000; M.Story $13,000; Lovell Lands Ltd $16,000; Hildreth Farms $16,000; Ingleby NZ $11,500; B.Butler $7000; Rimunui Station $7000; D Giddings $13,500, $6500; Kiihfuss Bros $7500; K Beazley $5500; Mt View Farms $8000, $7000; Matariki P/ship $7000, $6500; J Hayes $9000; Makarora River Ranch $7500; S Ashman $7000, $5500: Te Ruae Farm $6000; Gisborne Paddock Account $4500, $5500; Longbeach Forest Farm $5000, $4500.