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.

Heavy prime lambs rise $3 to $5

The prime lamb market ranged from unchanged for medium lambs to up $3-$5 for heavier lambs.

Values rose in the lamb and ewe pens at the Christchurch livestock sales

Caution over chilled meat to China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (second from right) speaks with Prime Minister John Key and other ministers during their ...

There is still a way to go before a chilled meat deal with China is hammered out.

Big yarding at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

The Stratford salyard was humming at last Wednesday's sale.

China red meat boost for NZ

Chinese consumers will soon be able to buy New Zealand chilled meat in supermarkets, adding value to this country's exports.

After years of negotiations, China gives the green light to chilled meat from New Zealand.

Prices solid at Rongotea stock sale

Weaner pigs at the Rongotea sale wonder where their new home will be.

Busy at Rongotea stock sale.

Crossbred wool prices back

The wool market had a tough day with prices back from the last Christchurch sale.

Most crossbred wools were cheaper at the Christchurch wool sale.

Price rise for prime lamb pens

Prime lambs were in demand.

Prime lambs lifted $5 to $8 a head at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime ewes gain $2 to $4 a head

The prime ewe market gained good ground at Christchurch.

Prime ewe prices lifted at the Christchurch livestock sales.

Dairy heifers sell well at Stratford

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Good prices were paid for in-calf dairy heifers at Tuesday's stocksale at Stratford.

More meat exported for lower value

More lamb and mutton is being sold but per tonne returns are down.

Despite more red meat being exported, returns aren't keeping pace.

Heavy prime lambs lift $5

Prime lambs lift in price at Coalgate.

Prime lambs rise in price at Coalgate.

Store lamb prices stronger

The lamb market ranged from unchanged for prime lambs to stronger for store lambs.

The lamb market varied from unchanged for prime lambs to stronger for store lambs at Christchurch.

Steady prices at Stratford fair

The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Prices held at the Taranaki cattle and sheep fair.

Kiwifruit contamination fears

Zespri says some customer deliveries may be delayed after it was forced to change packaging because of the risk some ...

Zespri investigates if fruit's tainted by mechanical lubricant, puts 1.7 million trays of kiwifruit on hold.

Wool prices change little

The wool market was steady in Christchurch.

Some crossbred wool types increased slightly in Christchurch but otherwise the offering was unchanged.

Store lambs prices rise $5-$7

The lamb market lifted from good demand.

The store lamb market lifted at at Christchurch livestock sales.

Lamb pens strengthen at Coalgate

Finished lambs and those with capacity to put more meat on them sold well at Coalgate.

Prime and store lamb prices were stronger, rising $3 to $5 at Coalgate.

Organic market blooms

John and Jeanne van Kuyk from Aroha Organic Goat Cheese in the Waikato, who make products from their saanen and anglo- ...

Sales of organic food have jumped in the past few years as millennials go green.

Game move for Europe's menus

Most game in Europe is eaten in autumn but New Zealand exporters aim to change that habit and add value.

Europe plating up chilled NZ venison outside the traditional season.


The weekly Taranaki cattle fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Prices hold steady at Stratford's small sales.

Test for genuine manuka honey

UMF Honey Association  administrator John Rawcliffe demonstrates to delegates at a conference in China in March where ...

A manuka honey producer group believes its test will give consumers assurance they are buying the real thing.

EU turns off milk tap

A French farmer feeds his cows on his farm in Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaleons, western France. French farmers have voluntarily ...

Recent falls in European milk production should boost dairy prices later this year.

US laps up NZ beef

The United States has become New Zealand's largest red meat market. Most is beef and destined to be processed for ...

The United States and China vie to become New Zealand's most valuable red meat consumers.

Prime ewe prices ease

Prime sheep prices were back at Coalgate.

Prime ewe prices eased at Coalgate livestock sales because of pressure for killing space.

Sheep pens hold their value

The prime ewe market was sound in a small yarding.

Few prime sheep were presented at Christchurch livestock sales.


The weekly Taranaki Cattle Fair at the Stratford saleyard.

Details of last Wednesday's Taranaki beef and sheep fair at Stratford are:

Fizzing about prosecco

Exports to the United States of prosecco sparkling wine are up by 81 per cent since 2009 as the variety enjoys a surge ...

Italians want to claim sparkling wine label as their own, but upstart NZ winemakers have latched on to it.

Crossbred wool eases in price at Christchurch sale

Wool prices generally had a small reduction at the Christchurch wool sale.

Crossbred wool prices eased for most styles of wool at the Christchurch wool sale yesterday.

Values ease for big prime lambs

Store lambs did better than prime lambs at the Coalgate sale.

Store crossbred lambs lifted $5 to $6 and fine wool lambs did even better at Coalgate.

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