Prime ewe market lifts in small yarding at Christchurch livestock sales.
Prime ewes were the best performers with a $2-$3 lift at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.
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Prime ewe prices peaked at $106 as the market increased $2-$3 a head at livestock sales at Christchurch.
The prime lamb market rose $3 to $5 with top lambs making $120 to $131 at Coalgate.
Prime ewe prices were up $2-$3 and heavy lambs made $120-$127 in an unchanged market at livestock sales in Christchurch.
Top prime ewes made $85 to $110 in a rising market at Coalgate.
Trading volumes on the new milk futures market have been low so far but it's early days say analysts.
Wool prices held their value at the Christchurch wool sale.
Prices rose slightly in the prime ewe market and dropped 10c/kg for prime cattle at livestock sales at Christchurch.
Prime lambs sold at good levels at a larger yarding at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.
Producing more value-added goods is the only way New Zealand will increase its wealth, Mike Petersen says.
Prime lambs increased $5 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.
Demand strengthens for store lambs, up $6 a head, at livestock sales at Coalgate.
Federated Farmers dairy chairman for South Canterbury Ryan O'Sullivan said Wednesday's world milk price increase was "pretty immaterial" to farmers.
Prime lambs rose $5 a head at Christchurch livestock sales.
Medium sized prime lambs increased in value at Coalgate livestock sales.
Prime lambs nudged up $2-$3 a head at Christchurch livestock sales.
Heavier prime lambs had a good sale at livestock sales at Coalgate.
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Billions of dollars have been removed from provincial economies by falling dairy prices.
Wool prices bounced back two weeks after the last Christchurch sale.
The prime ewe and lamb pens lifted in price by $2 to $5 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.
Lighter cattle had a tough day in the prime market at Christchurch livestock sales.
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An economist warns that cash flow stress in the dairy sector is likely to continue next season.
The top ewe price was $70 in an easing market at Coalgate.