Heavy prime lamb prices lift at Coalgate

Last updated 07:32 16/05/2014

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Heavy prime lambs lifted $5 to $6 a head as the market topped at $135 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, last week.

Prime lambs

Values: A lift of $5-$6 a head was made forheavy lambs. Tops made $125-$135, good $112-$118, medium $100-$106 and light $85-$95.

Sales included: H Faulkner (Springfield) 426 lambs at $96-$112, BW & LD Nell (Rakaia Gorge) 349 lms at $101-$116, Waipara South Branch Station (Rangiora) 160 lms at $90- $124, AKJ Stevens (Rakaia) 119 lms at $111-$116, Manahune P/Ship (Glenmark) 118 lms at $96-$121. AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 100 lms at $95-$103, Tutaki Run P/Ship (Murchison) 100 lms at $94-$109, BM & LA Faulkner (Springfield) 69 lms at $91-$97, RB & LA Armstrong (Cheviot) 61 lms at $98-$104, AM & MJ Edwards (Te Pirita) 58 lms at $118, DAH & RTH Davison (Culverden) 57 lms at $95-$117, RJ Middleton (Springston) 46 lms at $118-$124, MR Hale (Aylesbury) 42 lms at $111-$121.

Prime ewes

Values: Prime ewes continued to sell well. Heavy shorn corriedale ewes sold for $111. Tops made $110-$115, good $90-$100, medium $80-$85 and light $68-$74.

Sales included: BW & LD Nell (Rakaia Gorge) 544 ewes at $71-$111, AK McDowell (Mayfield) 73 es at $50-$90, AJ & I Swarbrick (Waiau) 51 es at $57-$70, JP & GL O'Neill (Leeston) 44 es at $73-$99, TS & TA Chapman (Darfield) 36 es at $95, Kopara Village (Haupiri) 21 es at $64-$96, Benmore Graziers (Whitecliffs) 19 es at $65, LOCO P/Ship (Oxford) 17 es at $45-$82, HS & KL McLachlan (Amberley) 15 es at $80, G Birme (Weedons) 11 es at $70-$88, AJ Doig (Chertsey) 8 es at $102.

Store lambs

Values: There was a large yarding of store lambs. Tops made $90-$95, good $88-$90, medium $80-$84, light $65-$75 and very light $50-$55.

Sales included: Matiawa Ltd (Kekerengu) 415 lambs at $94, Benmore Graziers (Whitecliffs) 315 lms at $88-$94, Hamilton Glens P/Ship (Omihi) 244 lms at $70-$81, Haldon Pastures (Darfield) 254 lms at $63-$94, CE & EM Douglas P/Ship (Sheffield) 197 lms at $88, RB & LA Armstrong (Cheviot) 185 lms at $57-$89, MB & GA Forrester (Amberley) 186 lms at $50-$90, Est FM Redmond (Greenpark) 154 lms at $90-$91, BI Thompson & H Davey (Sheffield) 146 lms at $51-$88, Taiaroa Benny Farms (Sheffield) 146 lms at $47-$88, Woodhouse Farm Ltd (Glentunnel) 143 lms at $90, DG Watson (Sheffield) 128 lms at $82-$94, Hilvue Farms P/Ship (Burnham) 116 lms at $51-$92. Tutaki Run P/Ship (Murchison) 115 lms at $85-$94, MC & BH Bell (Leeston) 107 lms at $62-$88, Eskhead Station (Hurunui) 97 lms at $49-$76.

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Calves

Values: In the last of the calf sales a top line up of high country calves were entered. Traditional steers had a strong sale with exotics a touch softer and the heifer market remained unchanged at previous weeks. Steer calves made $2.40/kg- $2.70 and heifer calves $2-$2.20.

Sales included: Glenthorne Station (Rakaia Gorge) 88 angus steers at $440-$655, Bellview Enterprises Ltd (Rangiora) 69 strs at $290-$615, Melrose P/Ship (Hawarden) 58 ang strs at $500-$650, CM & AM Dalzell (Lees Valley) 50 ang strs at $480-$580, Flockhill Station (Cass) 47 ang strs at $400-$570, Eskvale Station (Amberley) 24 strs at $585-$680, Glenthorne Station (Rakaia Gorge) 70 ang hereford cross strs at $390-$730, CM & AM Dalzell (Lees Valley) 50 ang/herfx strs at $510-$585, Melrose P/ship (Hawarden) 33 ang/ herfx strs at $500-$660, RJ & BS Frame (Hawarden) 21 ang/herfx strs at $400-$560, High Peak Station (Rakaia Gorge) 16 ang/herfx strs at $400-$450, Flockhill Station (Cass) 13 ang/herfx strs at $395-$470, Hamilton Glens P/ship (Omihi) 9 ang/herfx strs at $490-$680, High Peak Station (Rakaia Gorge) 63 herf strs at $400-$510, CM & AM Dalzell (Lees Valley) 15 herf strs at $410-$535, Melrose P/Ship (Hawarden) 12 herf strs at $510-$595, Glenthorne Station (Rakaia Gorge) 8 herf strs at $590, High Peak Station (Rakaia Gorge) 62 charolais strs at $410-$620.

- The Press

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