Markets

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

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.

Strong store lamb demand

Lamb

The best prime hoggets made $154 with top spring lambs not far behind them at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Lamb demand exceeds supply

Sheep thrills: Australia is not only exporting live sheep to Asia but also cattle as well.

Top prime hoggets made $140 to $155 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Top beef prices paid

Tony Patridge is presented with the Supreme Champion of Show Ribbon and Trophy by Canterbury Agricultural President Richard Parkes. Jason Webster from PGG Wrightson looks on.

Records tumbled as prices rose for a top lineup of prime cattle at a pre Canterbury A&P Show competition.

Prime lamb prices rise $5 at Coalgate sales

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Prime lambs rise more than $5 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Prime cattle prices rise 5c/kg at Canterbury

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Prime cattle increased 5 cents a kilogram to 15c/kg at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Quality prime lambs sell freely at Coalgate

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A line of prime ewes made $141 each at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Record prime heifer price at Canterbury sales

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A pen of prime heifers made a record price at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

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