Heavy prime lamb prices lift at Coalgate

Last updated 07:46 06/06/2014

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Heavy prime lambs had a $10 to $15 lift, with tops making $130 to $148 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: In a smaller yarding, heavy prime lambs had a $10 to $15 lift with medium to lighter lambs on par with recent weeks.

Tops made $130 to $148, good $115 to $125, medium $100 to $115 and light $85 to $100.

Sales included: JW & CG Anderson (Darfield) 68 lambs at $109 to $114, GR & RW Wilson (West Melton) 66 lms at $122 to $142, FDC & IC Brown (Coalgate) 50 lms at $88 to $105, Meadowflower Farming (Amberley) 43 lms at $105 to $107, Hilvue Farming (Aylesbury) 32 lms at $142, Halfield (Ohoka) 32 lms at $110 to $140, BJ & JA Tomlinson (Oxford) 31 lms at $99, JA Grimwood (Hororata) 25 lms at $126, Sinai Ltd (Rangiora) 28 lms at $106 to $148, EL & KM Kars (Darfield) 26 lms at $107, SF & GM Trafford (Darfield) 26 lms at $140, MJ Stanbury (Ladbrooks) 26 lms at $136, Raumati Stock (Amberley) 24 lms at $141, OR & LJ McLachlan (Rakaia) 23 lms at $124 to $144, Douglas Cox Ltd (Amberley) 23 lms at $92 to $125, Pasadena (Swannanona) 21 lms at $96 to $110, JO & AJ Clarkson (Greendale) 17 lms at $130, CE & AM Douglas (Sheffield) 14 lms at $83, SA & SJ Sinclair (Springston) 14 lms at $140.

Prime ewes

Values: Medium-sized prime ewes had a slight lift in price with heavy ewes on par with similar sized yardings of recent weeks. Tops made $100 to $125, good $90 to $100, medium $75 to $90 and light $50 to $70.

Sales included: Meadowflower Farming (Amberley) 42 ewes at $74 to $86, Seaview P/ship (Amberley) 40 es at $63 to $102, Sulphur Springs (Amberley) 36 es at $90 to $104, JP & GJ O'Neill (Brookside) 32 es at $75 to $82, FDC & IC Brown (Whitecliffs) 29 es at $78 to $83, Onepunga P/Ship (Amberley) 28 es at $80, DG Watson (Russells Flat) 19 es at $74 to $85, DG Feast (Charing Cross) 16 es at $110 to $118.

Store lambs

Values: A smaller yarding of mixed quality lambs met with steady demand from a small gallery of buyers. Tops made $82 to $94, good $75 to $80, medium $65 to $75 and light $35 to $50.

Sales included: Seaview P/ship (Omihi) 160 lambs at $52 to $81, Taroa P/Ship (Coalgate) 78 lms at $40 to $61, RG & SM Milliken (Springfield) 39 lms at $89, WM & J Harris (Hororata) 22 lms at $91, DJ & SP Quantock (Kaiapoi) 21 lms at $75, New River Holdings (Greymouth) 16 lms at $53, CE & AM Douglas (Sheffield) 16 lms at $65, JB Hislop (Rakaia) 5 lms at $31.

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Prime cattle

Values: In a strong prime cattle sale angus heifers made $2.33/kg. Steers made $2.10/kg to $2.30, heifers $2 to $2.33 and cows $1.10 to $1.65.

Sales included: Wedderburn Farm P/ship (Leeston) 6 steers at $948, Tara Farm (Coalgate) 5 strs at $703 to $1186, M Whitford (Leeston) 4 strs at $1150 to $1408, K Wilmott (Little River) 4 strs at $1055 to $1170, CWM & D Shannon (Ashburton) 3 strs at $1177 to $1273, Aroona Equestrian (Oxford) 3 strs at $1080 to $1161, MS & LA Harmer (Staveley) 3 strs at $1111 to $1437, Mayfield Parish Trust (Mayfield) 2 strs at $1096, Hayland Farming Ltd (Rangiora) 2 strs at $1003, WG & GR Hutcheon (Coes Ford) 2 strs at $884, Carew Peel Forest School (Peel Forest) 2 strs at $931 to $1130, Ashgrove Farm (Dunsandel) 2 strs at $1380, RL & ML Clarke (Oxford) 1 str at $1455, AW Thwaites (Hororata) 1 str at $1100, Sinai Ltd (Oxford) 1 str at $1048, Sinai Ltd (Oxford) 18 heifers at $844 to $1197, C Harkess (Amberley) 9 hfrs at $752 to $1297, CWM & D Shannon (Ashburton) 9 hfrs at $727 to $1183, Lochlaben Dairies Ltd (Ashburton) 9 hfrs at $235 to $461, M Whitford (Leeston) 8 hfrs at $1131 to $1345, RL & CA McEwan (Weedons) 3 hfrs at $1138 to $1254, BA McLachland (Amberley) 3 hfrs at $959, Lochee (Cust) 3 hfrs at $937, K Wilmott (Little River) 2 hfrs at $1059 to $1091.

Store cattle

Values: Dairy cross cattle made up most of the yarding and met with low demand. Two-year-old steers made $1.80/kg to $2, two year old heifers $1.60 to $1.80, yearling steers $1.60 and yearling heifers $1.61. Heifer calves made $220 to $330 and bull calves $300.

Sales included: BA McLachland (Amberley) 17 cows at $560 to $665, SG Holland Ltd (Cheviot) 21 rising two year old steers at $490 to $610, SG Holland Ltd (Cheviot) 33 R2 heifers at $440 to $620, Vital Farms (Cashmere) 6 18mth strs at $760, Vital Farms (Cashmere) 18 18mth hfrs at $620, BLH & N Atkinson (Hanmer Springs) 10 18mth hfrs at $470, Hayland Farming Ltd (Rangiora) 4 18mth hfrs at $665, BA McLachland (Amberley) 8 bull clvs at $300.

- The Press

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