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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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British sheep farmers bleat

Meat Industry Association CEO Tim Ritchie.

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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.

Top prime lambs hit $148

Lamb prices are nudging upwards.

The prime lamb pens peaked at $148 at Coalgate livestock sales.

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Prime lambs reach $140

Heavier lambs were in demand at the Christchurch sale.

Prime lamb market lifts in Christchurch.

Snow fails to deter lamb lift

Heavier lambs had a price lift at the Coalgate sale.

Heavy lambs were in demand during bitterly cold conditions at Coalgate.

Wool prices continue slide

The wool market continued its downward run of late.

The wool market failed to shake a run of lower prices at the Christchurch auction.

Ewe prices rise $2-$3

Prime lamb prices were steady at the Christchurch market.

The prime ewe market increased $2-$3 at Christchurch sales.

Prime lambs peak at $135

Top prime lambs hit a high of $135.

Farmers left the Coalgate livestock sale with $135 a head for their top prime lambs.

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