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Currency favours wool farmers

Wool farmers had a strong sale in Christchurch despite a larger catalogue than expected.

A weaker dollar kept prices high despite a wool catalogue well over its original roster at the Christchurch wool sale.

Heavy prime ewes up at Coalgate sales

Sheep at saleyards

Heavy prime ewes were up $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lamb prices steady at Canterbury sales

Sheep at the saleyards

Prime lamb prices were steady with the best lambs making as much as $120 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Prime lambs hold their value at Coalgate

Top prime lambs rallied against declining meat schedules to reach $1100-plus.

The best prime lambs made $110 to $120 at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Store lamb prices rise at Canterbury sales

Lamb prices improved at livestock sales or held their value.

The best store lambs lifted in price by $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Government gets best credit years for trees

Ollie Belton, owner of  Carbon Forest Services.

A revived grant giving foresters cash for planting gives the Government the most productive carbon credit-bearing years of a tree's life, an industry contractor says.

Jersey stud's era ends

Sales manager Brian Robinson, left, and auctioneer Alan Jones at the Madeley Park Jersey Stud sale.

It was the end of an era for the Madeley Park Jersey Stud which has run its 61st and final jersey sale.

Heavy lamb prices down at Coalgale sales

Sheep sale

Crossbred store lambs met a lift in the market by up to $10 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate in Canterbury.

Heavier prime lambs sell well at Canterbury sales

Lamb sale at Feilding Saleyards.

Heavier prime lambs continued to sell for more than $100 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Prime lamb market softens at Coalgate sales

Cattle sale

Prime lamb market softens for medium and lighter lambs but steady for heavier lambs at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Prime ewe prices rise at Canterbury sales

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First lamb sale of the yearat Feilding Saleyards. PGG Wrightson Stock Agent Dan Flanagan.

Prime ewes rose $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Prime cattle market lifts at Coalgate sales

Cattle

Heavy lambs were back slightly in a prime lamb market otherwise unchanged at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Prices rise at Christchurch wool sale

Wool

Prices for most wool types rose at the Christchurch wool sale on Thursday.

Prime lamb prices rise at Canterbury livestock sales

Lamb sale

Store lamb prices rose $4 to $5 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Coalgate sales

Heavy lambs held their value with good medium lambs lifting slightly at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Canterbury livestock sales

Lighter to medium prime ewes rose $3 to $5 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, last week.

Stratford stock sales

Cattle sale

Details of the surplus in-calf  and high bw young empty cow sale at the Stratford saleyard on Tuesday are: 

Stratford stock sales

Cattle.

Details of last Wednesday's sale at Stratford are:

Store lamb prices improve at Coalgate sales

Sheep.

Store lamb prices improved with top lambs making $65 to $79 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime cattle prices up at Canterbury sales

Cattle

Prime steers and heifers lifted by 5 to 10 cents a kilogram at sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

Store lamb demand picks up at Coalgate sales

Sheep

Store lamb prices rose $5 to $10 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate as demand picked up after good rain.

Deer 'aphrodisiac' left out of FTA

EXCLUDED:  Deer velvet represents about 15% of the  export value of the New Zealand deer industry.

Deer velvet has been excluded from the long-awaited Korean Free Trade Agreement, disappointing the deer industry.

Prime sheep prices rise at Canterbury sales

Sheep.

Prime sheep prices rose in a large yarding by $5 to $8 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

Heavy and shorn lambs in demand at Coalgate sales

Lambs.

Top end of store lambs popular at Canterbury sales

Lambs

Buyers focused on the top end of the store lamb yarding at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch this week.

Prime cattle in demand at Coalgate sales

Black Angus cattle have been the target of the MLA/UTS 3D imaging research.

Heavy prime lambs made $110 to $130, but store lambs met with limited demand at livestock sales at Canterbury's Coalgate sales.

Drought dampens interest in sheep sales

Sheep are corraled into a pen.

Buyers and sellers in short supply at a South Canterbury adult sheep sale, a situation reflecting low confidence within the industry.

Heavy shorn lambs sell well at Coalgate

Sheep.

Heavy shorn prime ewes made $100 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Store lamb market rises at Canterbury sales

Sheep are corraled into a pen waiting to be sheared.

The store lamb market rose $2-$3 a head, with top lambs reaching $65-$74, at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

Strong sale for all classes at Sheffield ewe fair

A ewe with two lambs on Canberra's eastern outskirts.

About 12,000 ewes sold strongly at the first combined Sheffield ewe fair with top two tooths reaching as high as $182 a head.

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