Markets

Ewe prices up $5-$7

Prime ewes were in demand at Coalgate.

The ewe market lifted at the Coalgate sale.

Quake wool does well in Oz

Muller Station had a good run at the Melbourne merino sale.

Earthquake blocked Muller Station led the hogget wool section in the Melbourne sale.

A love of horses

Kamada Park horse stud owner Kevin Pratt,  leading Phillip.

Kamada Park takes in horses, breaks some in and breeds a few.

Commerce Commission: 'You are wrong'

A joint letter from editors says they'd held out hope that the Commerce Commission would support local journalism.

We, a group of more than 30 New Zealand editors, are writing to say, with respect, you are wrong.

Ewes in demand to control grass

Ewe prices caught the eye at livestock sales.

Farmers were prepared to pay more for ewes at Coalgate sales to control spring grass growth.

Ewe prices reach $133

The best prime lambs made $122-$130.

The prime ewe market lifted with ewes making an extra $3-$5 at Christchurch.

Lighter lambs tail off in price

Lighter lambs eased in price.

Stock values were mostly unchanged except for lighter lamb prices at Coalgate sales.

Avocados hold for Thai mourning

An in-store avocado demonstration in Thailand.

NZ exports take a back seat after the death of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Interest picks up for spring lambs

Top prime lambs reached $135.

Top spring lambs made $135 at livestock sales at Coalgate.

Pity those US farmers

Unlike California where water problems are mounting, New Zealand is gifted with water.

Pita Alexander looks at the good, bad and politically ugly of US farming.

Prime lambs peak at $132

The prime lamb market reached as high as $132 a head for top lambs.

The best of the lamb pens reached $132 a head at Christchurch sales.

More new season lambs

Spring lambs had the better of last season's lamb prices at Coalgate.

Last season's lambs took a knock in price as more spring lambs came into the Coalgate yards.

NZ-EU free trade possible

It has taken eight years to thrash out a free trade deal between the EU and Canada, but it still faces opposition and ...

"If the EU can't do a free trade agreement with NZ, it can't do one with anyone."

Wool prices bottom out

Months of falling wool prices have levelled off in Christchurch.

Months of tapering crossbred wool prices have levelled off in Christchurch.

Prime lamb and ewe prices dip

Prices were back $1 to $3 a head for the prime lamb and ewe markets at Christchurch.

Prices were back $1 to $3 a head for both the prime lamb and ewe markets at Christchurch.

Store lamb prices ease $4

Spring lambs are starting to come through the saleyards.

Mainly fine wool store lambs struggled to hold their price at Coalgate sales.

Prime lamb prices ease by $2 to $3

Prime lambs had a softer sale.

The prime and store lamb markets softened at Christchurch sales.

Prime lambs ease by $1 - $2

The prime lamb market was slightly off the pace of the previous week.

The heaviest prime lambs were still at $140 with the market back by $1-$2 a head at Coalgate.

Crossbred wool prices ease

Crossbred wool prices were less in demand at Christchurch.

Crossbred wool was slow to fire at the Christchurch wool sale.

Alliance to pay dividend

Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor speaks to farmer shareholders in Darfield as part of the company's roadshow.

Alliance Group plans on delivering a dividend to its farmer shareholders.

Prime lamb prices ease $2 - $3

A slightly rising ewe market was met by a slightly falling lamb yarding.

A slightly rising ewe market was met by a slightly falling lamb yarding at Coalgate livestock sales.

Prime hoggets peak at $140

Lambs had a strong sale with more hoggets entering the yarding.

Prime hoggets sell strongly again at livestock sales at Christchurch.

Prime lambs peak at $130-$140

Top lambs make good prices.

The best prime lambs made $140 and the worst $100 at the Christchurch livestock sale.

Store lamb prices peak at $126

Prices in the store lamb market ranged from $90-$126.

A line of 115 lambs from Mayfield topped the store lamb market at Coalgate.

Beef + Lamb shuts offshore offices

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy with one of the senior managers at the Ch. Hira Singh wholesale vegetable and ...

Meat marketer will save $1m closing its UK, South Korea and Japan offices to focus on new markets.

Italians pre-buy merino wool

Merino fleece sold to Reda averaged $15/kg.

An Italian company injected momentum before the Melbourne merino sale began after buying fine wool before the first bid.

Wool slide bottoms out

The wool market's decline appears to have bottomed out.

Wool's price slide seems to have turned around at the Christchurch sale.

Cheap Aussie berries fall short

Local strawberries should soon be in stores. Meanwhile, the Australian variety is the only fresh one available.

They're cheap as chips across the Tasman, but you won't see them here - and neither would you want to.

British sheep farmers bleat

Meat Industry Association CEO Tim Ritchie.

British sheep farmers are nervous about trade prospects and the threat of New Zealand exports post-Brexit.

Ewe prices on rise

The lamb pens had a good sale, but it was bettered by a rising market for prime ewes.

The prime ewe market had a nice lift at Christchurch.

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