Markets

Coalgate lambs rise $1-$2

Prime lambs rose in price in a medium yarding at Coalgate.

Across the weight grades prime lambs increased $1-$2 at Coalgate livestock sales.

Ewes prices rise $3-$5

Prime ewes had a good sale.

Ewes increased in value by $3-$5 at Christchurch livestock sales

Ballance boat to nowhere

The NM Cherry Blossom with a load of phosphate headed to New Zealand, made it as far as Port Elizabeth in South Africa ...

Vessel containing US$5m worth of phosphate bound for NZ detained in South Africa.

More milk to come from north

Extra milk needed by the world is likely to come from the northern hemisphere.

New Zealand will struggle to be a significant player in dairy demand in next five years.

Local herefords sell big at Beef Expo

Matatoki Hereford Stud's Matatoki  Oklahoma 1529 was judged the supreme hereford bull at Beef Expo.

South Canterbury herefords were among the big sellers at Beef Expo.

Another $3-$4 rise for prime lambs

Lamb rose $3-$4 a head.

The prime lamb market maintained its upwards trajectory at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime lambs lift $1-$2

Coalgate's prime lamb market made a small gain.

Prime lambs were in demand at the Coalgate sale.

Halfbred wool market volatile

Stonyhurst, from North Canterbury, runs 10,000 halfbred sheep and nearly 40 per cent of the farm's sheep income comes ...

The coarser end of halfbred wool has slipped back in value since the highs of the last couple of years.

Kebabs to go video

A worker processes lamb for export to Iran at the Taylor Preston plant in Wellington.

After two decades, exports of New Zealand lamb are being resumed to Iran.

Heavy lambs up $5-$8

Prime ewes also had a good sale, up $5 a head.

Big lift for heavy lambs

Ewe prices peak at $145

Prime ewes made good money at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime ewes were in demand, making as much as $145 for the best ewes at Christchurch.

Record sale of heifers stuns auctioneer

Some of the heifers from a Meadowslea stud angus sale which sold for a record $2600.

A pen of 27 in-calf heifers sold for $2600 each to set a national record.

Farm sells near lake despite restrictions

A Greenpark dairy farm beside Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is the first property to change hands in  some time due to ...

A dairy farm near Lake Ellesmere is the first farm to be sold lately in the sensitive water quality area.

Farmers pass on wool sale

The wool market needs crossbred prices to continue rising for farmer spirits to lift.

A price rise failed to prevent farmers from removing crossbred wool from the Christchurch catalogue.

UK shop bans NZ lamb

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron strokes a lamb just before last year's Conservative Party Conference. UK ...

Taking NZ lamb off British supermarket shelves will end up hurting UK shoppers, NZ exporters say.

Oxford ewes make eye-popping $161

The ewe market has continued its price climb.

An eye-popping $161 was paid for 30 top ewes at Christchurch sales.

Top ewes hit $160 at Coalgate sale

Prime ewes were in demand with a market lift of $2-$3 a head.

Bidding reached $160 for the best ewes at the Coalgate sheep pens.

Meat chiefs plot strategy

100913. Feature. Photo: Supplied. SIlverfern Farms chef tasting. Silere Merino bruschetta

The CEOs of NZ's two big meat co-ops, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance, are each charged with improving returns to their farmer-shareholders.

Top prime ewes reach $151

Prime ewes were in demand at Coalgate sales.

The bidding stopped at $151 for seven prime ewes at Coalgate.

High country beekeepers buck trend

Alison and Peter Bell and son Tom working bees in the Mackenzie Country.

Mid Canterbury's high country beekeepers elude a horror honey season.

Unsold wool builds from weak bidding

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

South Canterbury studs put forward autumn offerings

David Giddlings of Meadowslea stud will hold his first female production sale on May 5.

Two prominent South Canterbury cattle studs have sales coming up in the next eight weeks.

Manuka honey to tackle frauds

Manuka honey is going under the microscope to prove its authenticity.

Your honey might not be sweet as, but a new scientific test should help protect consumers from fake product.

Large on-farm livestock sales in Canterbury

High Peak Station weaners awaiting sale.

PGG Wrightson Livestock auctioneer Glenn Peddie made the calls at two large stock sales in Canterbury.

Top store lambs reach $100

Paul Wright (right) and auctioneer Glen Peddie chat after the sale.

Rain didn't hinder buyers from bidding $100 for top priced lambs at the Wrightco Farm store lamb sale.

Prime lambs up $3 to $7

Lamb prices lifted at Coalgate.

Prime lamb prices lifted at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime ewes rise $3-$5 at Christchurch

Buyers were prepared to pay more for prime ewes in Christchurch.

The ewe market gathered pace with prices rising $3 to $5 across all grades at Christchurch sales.

Germans offered taste of Cervena

Chef Graham Brown shows United States chefs how to get the best out of New Zealand seafood, lamb and Cervena venison. ...

A trial shipment of grass-fed deer is heading to Germany in an attempt to expand the market.

Ewe prices up $3-$5

Prime ewes attracted higher bidding.

Prime ewes were in demand with the market lifting $3-$5 at Christchurch.

Heavy ewes reach $150

Coalgate's saleyards were a springboard for better ewe prices.

Heavy ewes had a $5-$10 lift to reach $150 at Coalgate

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