Top price Lot 20, Stern 094 purchased for $20,000 going to Black Ridge Angus.
2018 Winter Sale Report
South Canterbury Stern angus stud smashed through the million dollar barrier at their 49th annual sale on Thursday with both the number of bulls and average price lifting substantially. In front of a packed gallery there was a total clearance of the 105 bulls offered averaging just over $11,000.
The top price went to Lot 20 an EF Complement son purchased by Dean and Teresa Sherson from Black Ridge angus stud Taurmarunui. A further five stud bulls were purchased by studs across the country while commercial bull competition was strongest amongst South and Mid Canterbury stations and supported by Otago, Southland and North Island interest.
Stud owner James Fraser said he was shocked by the success of the sale. We pretty much work away quietly trying to improve our cattle for the benefit of our clients and it’s humbling to receive such overwhelming support. It’s the work of our family and staff, and the families of the stations that buy our bulls that trust in our business that is really rewarding.
The stud’s balanced approach to performance and phenotype appeals to Stern clients says PGGWrightson auctioneer John Mckone, it’s what the stud has become known for across the country over many years.
2018 Inaugural Female Sale
There was strong demand for heifers and cows at the inaugural in calf female sale with prices peaking at $3,500 for stud heifers. Commercial heifers and cows also sold very strongly with a complete clearance of the 135 head on offer.
Top price was paid for Lot 3, an impressive William of Stern heifer that was purchased by Sue Coldicutt from the Waikato. Repeat commercial buyer John Dodds from Oamaru purchased the top pen of Stern commercial heifers at $1,900. Dodds’ weaners have a reputation of topping the oamaru weaner fair and his heifer calves in particular have been in hot demand for breeding.
2017 Winter Sale Report
The Stern Angus bull sale, held on Thursday 23rd June, was a record breaker with 101 bulls rattling through the ring to a New Zealand high price for the season to date of $47,000 and an average of over $9,500. It was a total clearance of the 101 bulls offered at the 48th Annual Sale and was a terrific way to celebrate eighty years in the seed stock industry by the Fraser family.
May 2017 Newsletter
- Record Offering of 105 Bulls
- Field Day at Stern
- Stern Genetics Feature – Mackenzie Weaner Fair
- Fox Peak Station – Client Profile
- Dollars in Your Pocket!
- Exciting Bloodlines for 2017 !!
National Sale Champion Purchased
Posted: 26 May 2016
The New Zealand Angus National Sale Champion – Tangihau “Bruce” K37 – arrived off the truck several days ago and has settled well into his new surroundings. We’re delighted with the strength, style and solid performance EBVs he offers.
May 2016 Newsletter
- Across the country Stern Clients Achieve Record Calf Prices
- Stern Increases Number of Bulls Offered
- Australia Purchases Semen Rights!
- Single Hill / Lindis Pass
- Exciting Bloodlines for 2016 !!
2014 Sale Report
A packed gallery of buyers from mostly Canterbury, Otago and Southland stations bid aggressively for the 94 bulls on offer at the Stern Angus stud annual auction on Thursday.
The top priced bull, Lot 4 Stern 154 was purchased by Turihaua stud Gisborne for $16000 and a record 92 bulls sold for an average of $7700. Prices ranged from $3500 to $14000 for top commercial bulls.
Sale day judge Brent Fisher of Silverstream Charolais said he was very impressed with the strength of the cattle on offer and the evenness throughout the catalogue. His first placed bull sold for $14000 to John and Jos Bayly, Waitangi Angus, Northland.
Stud principal James Fraser was humbled by the support from regular and new clients. I was happy with the volume, bone and fleshing of the bulls and I’m very pleased with the result he said, the bulls have gone to an impressive range of properties and stations. We look forward to seeing their progeny come through the calf sales and fattening programs.
May 2013 Newsletter
- NZ Sire of the Year 2012
- Australian Demand for Stern Genetics
- 2012 Sale a Celebration of 75 Years Breeding
- Client Profile – Four Peaks Station
- $180,000 Bike Ride
- Rural TV episode shot at Stern
- 44th Annual Bull Sale
2013 Sale Report
This was one of the wettest days we have ever held a sale on, with flooding over the flats, cold bitter rains and a quagmire in the sale pens. A difficult day for man and beast!
Top price for lot 3, Stern 867 sold to Cricklewood Angus for $13,000. 69 bulls sold for an average of $6600.
May 2012 Newsletter
- No 1 EBV Sire in New Zealand
- A Special 75th Year Sale
- Phenomenal 2011 sale
- Client Profile – Grassington
- 2012 Beef & Lamb Winners – East Coast
- Exciting Young Bulls on Offer
2012 Sale Report
To celebrate 75 years of pedigree Angus breeding by the Fraser family, the feature of the 2012 sale was Lot 1. The pick of the entire retained 140 PTIC yearling heifers. This was purchased Bannaby Angus NSW for $13,000. They have since chosen Stern F238, a Braveheart daughter.
Other highlights include Lot 3, Stern 10610 By Braveheart of Stern purchased by Tangihau Station for $36,000. Average price $7,420.
It was a solid sale with a full and active gallery.