High country muster heads for sales

Annual journey takes three days

GERALD PIDDOCK
Last updated 09:09 28/02/2013

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A mob of 1800 ewes from Streamlands Station have been droved from the hills south of Tekapo down to the town's saleyards to be sold off today at the annual merino ewe sale.

Streamlands Station owner Phil Mackay said the journey took three days, covered 50 kilometers and took the help of 16 dogs and three people on horseback.

About 10,500 sheep from about 20 high country stations located around Tekapo and Burkes Pass will be sold under the auctioneers hammer this afternoon.

Earlier this morning, high country farmers in the Lower Waitaki will sell their ewes at a similar sale at the saleyards in Omarama.

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- The Timaru Herald

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