Store lamb prices rise at Canterbury sales

Last updated 07:19 16/05/2014

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Store lambs rose by $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week. The lift from last week across all grades was despite a large yarding and top lambs made $90 to $95. The prime lamb market was unchanged and heavy lambs made $125 to $130.

Prime steers and cows rose 5 cents a kilogram, but store cattle, in a small yarding, were back 10c/kg.

Prime lambs

Values: In a good yarding the market remained on a par with last week. Heavy lambs made $125 to $130, good $115 to $122, medium $103 to $112 and lighter $ 95 to $100.

Sales included: J A Allen (Greenpark) 18 lambs at $128, A Grant (Irwell) 10 lms at $112, H O Pinckney (Waiau) 77 lms at $104 to $115, Lowfields Farm (Kaituna) 6 lms at $128, S W Brannigan (Southbridge) 9 lms at $130, G J Taylor (Halswell) 8 lms at $110, Kydell Downs (Kaikoura) 71 lms at $106 to $117, T Bassett (Rangiora) 8 lms at $124, R J Haley (Goughs Bay) 11 lms at $113, B J Ashby(Rangiora) 12 lms at $125, E W and J A Baxter (Lincoln) 5 lms at $103, Ruth Taylor (Irwell) 58 lms at $101 to $105, D M Dillon (Oxford) 37 lms at $108 to $118, A R Owen (Prebbleton) 33 lms at $109, W M Grimwood (Halswell) 13 lms at $106, Holestanes Farm (Kaiapoi) 10 lms at $130, D J and S C Innes (Pigeon Bay) 53 lms at $105 to $116, Lifestyle Farm Services (Leeston) 14 lms at $108, R S Rossiter (West Eyreton) 12 lms at $113, C L and G R Dowie (Clarkville) 15 lms at $106 to $116, Glencolwyn Range (Fernside) 40 lms at $111 to $115, Brocherie Holdings (Prebbleton) 27 lms at $104, G Oborne (Takamatua) 35 lms at $100 to $107, D M and A D Smith (Flaxton) 12 lms at $117 to $131, R W Sleeman (Sefton) 33 lms at $110 to $125, M P and J Schluter (Rangiora) 57 lms at $105 to $110, S Marshall (Springston) 15 lms at $104 to $106, J R Bulman (Little River) 20 lms at $101 to $102, Wyndale Partnership (Sheffield) 14 lms at $125 to $131.

Store lambs

Values: In a large yarding the market increased in value by $2 to $3 a head across all weights. Top lambs made $90 to $95, medium $80 to $87, lighter $70 to $77 and smaller $55 to $65.

Sales included: B Steere (Kaikoura) 240 male lambs at $88 to $91, 305 ewe lms at $86 to $94, and 109 down-cross mixed sex lms at $84 to $89, Rock P/ship (Omihi) 95 m/s lms at $89 to $92, K and S Topp (Kaikoura) 73 m/s lms at $84 to $89, Kydell Downs (Kaikoura) 116 m/s lms at $89 to $95, Rockwood Farm (Windwhistle) 64 m/s lms at $80 to $85, Strathblane (Waikari) 93 m/s lms at $83 to $90, S J Loe (Scargill) 70 m/s lms at $77 to $86, P R Barrett (Kaituna) 88 m/s lms at $85 to $88, D J and S C Innes (Pigeon Bay) 146 lms at $89 to $92, Silvercloud Enterprises (Loburn) 91 lms at $89 to $91, G D Mason (Little River) 40 lms at $88, Brocherie Holdings (Prebbleton) 45 lms at $87, Wairewa Partnership (Little River) 99 lms at $80 to $90, Longford Partnership (Waiau) 65 lms at $69 to $78, Forbes McKenzie (Happy Valley) 96 lms at $70 to $74, D C and R M Gunn (Hawarden) 267 lms at $50 to $55.

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Prime ewes

Values: A medium-sized yarding of prime sheep met with good demand and the values remained on a par with last week. Heavy ewes made $100 to $120, medium $80 to $95 and light $60 to $75.

Sales included: Marble Point (Hanmer) 71 ewes at $66 to $104, J A Allen (Greenpark) 10 es at $79, S Manion (West Melton) 2 es at $160, P D and P A Davies (Cheviot) 7 es at $95, Admiral Farms (Parnassus) 82 es at $72 to $85, D A Asquith (Ladbrooks) 8 es at $65 to $76, L R Smart (Templeton) 8 es at $86, D S Taylor (Oxford) 32 es at $111 to $121, Springs Road Farming (Halswell) 37 es at $93 to $106, Lincoln University (Lincoln) 44 es at $82 to $110, Montana Farm (Oxford) 90 es at $74 to $107, Wairewa Partnership (Little River) 29 es at $59 to $84, M D Fox (Loburn) 21 es at $51 to $90, A A and L J Schaffer (Ashley) 27 es at $85 to $116, G and D Bevins (Loburn) 30 es at $76 to $79, D J Petrie (Swannanoa) 17 es at $60 to $74, Wyndale Partnership (Sheffield) 20 es at $96 to $99.

Prime cattle

Values: In a yarding of 200 prime cattle, some good-quality cattle were offered and the market for steers and cows improved by 5c/kg, and the heifers and bulls remained firm from last week. Steers made 218c/kg to 228c, with sales to 243c; heifers 200c to 218c, with sales to 240c; cows 130c to 150c, with sales to 159c; and bulls 170c to 200c, with sales to 210c.

Sales included: B H and H McFarlane (Yaldhurst) 4 steers at $1401 to $1533, A M Gall (West Melton) 2 strs at $1242, D and D Stalker Greenpark) 1 str at $1290 and 1 heifer at $1090, Thompson Trust 2 strs at $1082 and 2 hfrs at $888 to $967, S Pragnell (Eyreton) 1str at $1737 and 1 hfr at $1452, Rockford Trust (Oxford) 6 strs at $1023 to $1149, 1 hfr at $840 and 3 cows at $ 970, R R and M Long (Halswell) 10 strs at $1149 to $1231, R A and L M Lentjes (Leeston) 9 strs at $1023 to $1417 and 2 hfrs at $1060 at $1107, L D and L A Inch (Oxford) 1 str at $1174 and 1 hfr at $993, S and C Richards 1 str at $1224 and 1 hfr at $1117, M Cane 1 str at 1185, A R Owens (Ladbrooks) 6 hfrs at $737 to $941, R P and A H Waghorn (Little Akaloa) 4 strs at $1392 to $1490, M P and C T McDermott (Halswell) 2 strs at $1348 to $1387, and 1 bull at $1250, J C and N L Button (Papanui) 3 strs at $1118, J S and G Mitchell (Papanui) 2 strs at $959 to $1078, P J Rudkin (Yaldhurst) 1 str at $1128 and 1 hfr $772, P M Richards (West Melton) 1 str at $1237, S Hills (Greenpark) 2 strs at $928, P Sunckell (Halswell) 3 strs at $1025 to $1270, T Pearce (Westerfield) 1 str at $1000, C A and R J Thomas (Oxford) 4 strs at $798 to $1031, and 3 hfrs at $874 to $1107, S T and N L Ley (West Melton) 7 hfrs at $1168 to $1284, A Taylor (Ellesmere) 3 hfrs at $1057 to $1387.

Store cattle

Values: In a small yarding the market was back 10c/kg on last week's sale.

Sales included: G M and S J Saunders (Methven) 4 hereford rising two-year-old steers at $925, and 19 angus-cross and herfx R2 heifers at $700.

- The Press

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