Markets

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.

Lamb and ewe prices lift at Canterbury sales

Just weaned Waidale lambs.

Lamb and ewe prices lifted at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Store lamb prices rise at Coalgate

Sheep are corraled into a pen waiting to be shorn.

Store lamb prices rose by as much as $5 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate

Prime lamb prices rise at Canterbury sales

Sheep sale.

Prime lamb prices were on the rise by $4 to $5 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Smaller yardings at Coalgate sales

Sheep sale.

Yardings were smaller from the dry influence at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Strong bids at dairy cattle auction

Phillip Faulkner leads Membury Gold C Rama, a young holstein friesian cow. She was sold for $5400, the highest price at auction.

Cattle auction at the Dairy Event attracted strong bids from a "buoyant" crowd, says the event organiser.

Solid demand for prime lambs at Coalgate

DRYING UP: The appetite of farmers to buy store lambs and put more weight on them for the prime market appears to be drying up as rain clouds skirt past parched Canterbury farmland.

A lighter yarding of prime lambs sold to solid demand as buyers competed for the small number of lambs yarded at Coalgate sales in Canterbury.

Prime ewe prices on par at Canterbury

Taranaki Ewe, Lamb and ram Fair at the Stratford Saleyards. Sheep.

Prime ewes remained on a par with the previous week at the Canterbury Agricultural Park sales with the best stock making $80 to $90 and some fetching up to $117.

Little flexibility in 'soft' lamb market

DRYING UP: The appetite of farmers to buy store lambs and put more weight on them for the prime market appears to be drying up as rain clouds skirt past parched Canterbury farmland.

Back-country lambs coming off the Canterbury hills are striking a softer market as grazing material for finishing them runs into short supply from the dry spell.

Heavy prime lambs ease at Canterbury

GROWING PROBLEM: Hundreds of sheep and lambs have gone missing from a remote Stratford farm.

Heavier prime lambs eased in price at $100 to $114 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

Prime lamb prices rise at Coalgate

Paul Gardner's lambs thrive on sub clover.

Prime lamb prices rose in a better quality yarding at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Sale reveals dairying impact

SOLD: NZ Farmers Livestock King Country manager Alan Hiscox sells a pen of ewes at the annual two-tooth fair in Te Kuiti.

Evidence of dairying's encroachment in the King Country laid bare at an annual two-tooth ewe fair.

Prime lamb prices ease at Canterbury sales

Lamb

Prime lamb prices eased slightly in a large yarding at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Heavy ewes in strong demand at Coalgate

Ewes and lambs

The best of the prime ewes made $141 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime sheep prices ease at Canterbury sales

Sheep at the Feilding saleyards – in a worst-case scenario, sheep at a sale would have the infectious foot and mouth disease but show no symptoms.

Prime sheep prices eased $3 to $5 in a large yarding at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Heavy lambs hold value at Coalgate

Ewes and lambs

Dry conditions and a dropping schedule forced medium to light prime lambs to ease $5 to $10 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lamb market strong at Canterbury sales

Ewes and lambs

Prime lambs had a strong sale to increase in value by $6 to $7 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Prime ewe prices rise slightly at Coalgate

Sheep sale

Prime ewe prices were up slightly on previous weeks with top ewes making $110 - $130 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Cattle prices ease at Canterbury sales

Australian Dairy Farms hopes to capitalise on Asia’s seemingly insatiable appetite for dairy.

Top prime steers make more than $2000 a head as cattle prices eased at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Spring lamb prices up slightly at Coalgate

Lamb

Spring lamb prices were up slightly at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

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