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Prime ewe values lift $3-$5 a head

Prime lambs rose slightly with the best lambs making $120-$127, while the ewe pens gained $3-$5 a head.

Prime ewe market lifts in small yarding at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime ewes lift $2 to $3

Prime ewes were the best performers with a $2-$3 lift at Coalgate sales.

Prime ewes were the best performers with a $2-$3 lift at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Aussies get sour grapes

Corrina Wright, owner of Taranga Vineyards, South Australia: the rebate for New Zealanders is "absurd".

A tax rebate for Australian winemakers has been a windfall for New Zealand exporters.

More customers want no-chemical wood

A kitchen showing benchtop and floors made from  eucalyptus. New Zealand researchers are looking at hardwood that grows ...

New Zealand can grow hardwood, rather than import it. And more customers want untreated wood.

Farming returns up

Disappointing lamb returns have been a feature of the last year.

Primary sector exports grow 3% a year but need to reach nearly 10% to hit the Government's target.

Keeping the pests out

The Asian gypsy moth strips leaves off trees and is thought to have arrived in New Zealand on cars from Japan. ...

NZ is urged to take more care about the countries it imports from to stop pest invasions.

Prime ewe prices rise again

Store lamb prices were up $4-$5 per head with good lambs making $80-$90.

Prime ewe prices peaked at $106 as the market increased $2-$3 a head at livestock sales at Christchurch.

Prime lambs rise $3 to $5

Prime lambs increase $3 to $5 at Coalgate livestock sales.

The prime lamb market rose $3 to $5 with top lambs making $120 to $131 at Coalgate.

Prime ewe values lift $2 to $3

Heavy lambs made $120-$127 in a smaller yarding.

Prime ewe prices were up $2-$3 and heavy lambs made $120-$127 in an unchanged market at livestock sales in Christchurch.

Prime ewe market lifts $2 to $3

Prime ewes were up at Coalgate.

Top prime ewes made $85 to $110 in a rising market at Coalgate.

Milk futures more reliable

The new milk futures market might become a better indication of prices than the forecasting efforts of corporates like ...

Trading volumes on the new milk futures market have been low so far but it's early days say analysts.

Wool prices unchanged in Christchurch

Wool prices held their value in Christchurch.

Wool prices held their value at the Christchurch wool sale.

Slight rise for ewe prices

Prime lamb prices were steady as the prime ewe market had a slight increase in Christchurch.

Prices rose slightly in the prime ewe market and dropped 10c/kg for prime cattle at livestock sales at Christchurch.

Top prime lambs at $115 to $125

Top prime lambs reached $115 - $125,

Prime lambs sold at good levels at a larger yarding at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

One way for NZ to get richer

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Producing more value-added goods is the only way New Zealand will increase its wealth, Mike Petersen says.

Prime lambs boosted by $5 lift

The lamb market was strong at Christchurch sales.

Prime lambs increased $5 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Store lambs rise at Coalgate

Store lambs were in demand at Coalgate.

Demand strengthens for store lambs, up $6 a head, at livestock sales at Coalgate.

World milk price increase immaterial to dairy farmers

Federated Farmers dairy chairman for South Canterbury Ryan O'Sullivan.

Federated Farmers dairy chairman for South Canterbury Ryan O'Sullivan said Wednesday's world milk price increase was "pretty immaterial" to farmers. 

Prime lambs up $5

The prime lamb market rose at Christchurch sales.

Prime lambs rose $5 a head at Christchurch livestock sales.

Interest up for medium lambs

Medium prime lamb prices were up while the market for larger lambs stayed steady.

Medium sized prime lambs increased in value at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime lamb market climbs $2-$3

The prime lamb market rose across the board.

Prime lambs nudged up $2-$3 a head at Christchurch livestock sales.

Heavy prime lambs up $3 to $5

Heavier lambs did well at Coalgate sales.

Heavier prime lambs had a good sale at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Comvita big profit jump

Comvita CEO Scott Coulter says the company has focused on improving profits.

Honey producer Comvita has beaten its last year's profit and earnings.

Dairy puts brakes on provinces

15042015 News Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Walkabout, Mt Taranaki with its first coating of snow for 2015.  Photo ...

Billions of dollars have been removed from provincial economies by falling dairy prices.

Wool prices rebound in Christchurch

Wool

Wool prices bounced back two weeks after the last Christchurch sale.

Heavy prime lambs lift $5

Heavier prime lambs rose $5 and medium lambs weer unchanged at Coalgate.

The prime ewe and lamb pens lifted in price by $2 to $5 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prices down for light cattle

Prime lamb values were unchanged at the Christchurch livestock sales.

Lighter cattle had a tough day in the prime market at Christchurch livestock sales.

Large yarding at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Big yarding on offer at Stratford

Economist picks another tough payout

ANZ rural economist Con Williams.

An economist warns that cash flow stress in the dairy sector is likely to continue next season.

Prime ewe prices stay soft

Prime lambs were unchanged at Coalgate, while the prime ewe pens were on the soft side.

The top ewe price was $70 in an easing market at Coalgate.

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