Heavy prime lamb values rise at Canterbury sales

Last updated 07:46 06/06/2014

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Quality prime lambs sell freely at Coalgate Record prime heifer price at Canterbury sales Beef-bred steers, heifers sell well at Coalgate Good lift in prime lamb values at Canterbury Prices hold firm at Canterbury sales Ewe prices ease at Coalgate Lamb prices ease at Coalgate sales Prime cattle market steady at Canterbury sales Prime ewes make $130 at Coalgate Heavy prime steers and heifers make record prices

Heavy prime lambs rose in value to reach as high as $147 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Prime ewes also increased in value by $2-$3 a head across most classes of sheep. The store lamb market was firm with top lambs at $90-$97. Prime steers were five to seven cents a kilogram stronger.

Prime lambs

Values: In a medium yarding the market increased by $5-$7 a head on the heavier lines. Heavy lambs made $130-$140 with a top price of $147, good $118-$125, medium $107-$115 and lighter $95-$105.

Sales included: AJ Grant (Irwell) 9 lambs at $140, JC & JA Hay (Broadfields) 10 lms at $111 - $129, Ochiltree Farm (Swannanoa) 9 lms at $137, VB Jensen (Hawarden) 23 lms at $108 - $126, AC Henderson (Halkett) 12 lms at $107, Nickel P/Ship (Aylesbury) 38 lms at $140, E & J Shand (Culverden) 15 lms at $130, Lakeside Ayrshires (Lakeside) 24 lms at $140, A & C Prouting (West Melton) 5 lms at $146, WR Flanagan (Early Valley) 32 lms at $111 - $120,N A & V J Holmes (Ashley) 21 lms at $105-$108, B J Cowens (Cust) 21 lms at $103-$104, R T & E R Abbott (Amberley) 7 lms at $142, M P & J R Gillman (Leithfield) 61 lms at $135-$147, B J & T J Ward (Leithfield) 33 lms at $105-$110, Marble Point Winery (Hanmer) 37 lms at $125-$130, Sinclair Contracting (Sefton) 25 lms at $104, G G Foley Family Trust (Te Oka) 35 lms at $100-$131, Sandford Downs (Culverden) 122 lms at $100-$132, Lauriston Downs (Hawarden) 26 lms at $105-$119, blackgate Farming (Omihi) 57 lms at $110.

Prime sheep

Values: In a smaller yarding of prime sheep prices rose $2-$3 a head across most classes of sheep. Top ewes made $105 - $120 with the odd sale to $122, medium $85-$95 and lighter $55-$65.

Sales included: BJ Carmichael (Springston) 11 ewes at $105 - $110, VB Jensen (Hawarden) 8 es at $113, D Pattullo (Peraki) 8 es at $66 - $86, AE Whyte (Waipara) 32 es at $65 - $92, C MacPherson (Scargill) 11 es at $111, JR & SB Dunnett (Yaldhurst) 6 es at $79, Palmside Station (Culverden) 37 es at $85 - $115, Lakeside Aryshires (Leeston) 2 wethers $120, At Urquahart (Hickory Bay) 93 es at $74 - $90, SR & AJ Inwood (Leeston) 21 es at $89 - $114, Garrett Holdings (Springston) 40 es at $75 - $99, EW & KJ Watson (Purau) 16 es at $84 - $100, Broadgate Farm (Darfield) 11 es at $111, Acacia Downs (Kaikoura) 24 ews at $91-$100, Lauriston Downs (Hawarden) 30 es at $84-$107, D J & S C Innes (Pigeon Bay) 40 es at $85-$98, E J C Aitken (Holmes Bay) 52 es at $63-$98, D M Crampton (Amberley) 10 es at $102.

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Store lambs

Values: The store lamb market remained firm on previous weeks.. Top lambs made $90-$97, good $80-$87, medium $70-$78 and lighter $60-$68.

Sales included: E & J Shand (Culverden) 123 mixed sex lambs at $97 - $104, D Pattullo (Peraki) 102 m/s lms at $71 - $75, Greenhills (Akaroa) 88 m/s lms at $84 - $92, TC Farming (LeBons Bay) 222 m/s lms at $83 - $94, RH Negus (Broadfields) 81 m/s lms at $74, Davaar (Greta Valley) 111 m/s lms at $65 - $89, W Chisnal (Amberley) 27 m/s lms at $79, RG Hickin (Greendale) 13 m/s lms at $72, E & V Marshall (Duvauchelle) 63 m/s lms at $76, Beacon Hill Partnership (Wanui) 58 ewe lms at $90, Richon Partnership (Lees Valley) 223 ewe lms at $68-$78, Blackgate Farming (Omihi) 203 ewe lms at $79-$97, G & D Bevins (Loburn) 191 wthr lms at $82-$86, Stony Bay Point (Akaroa) 167 m/s lms at $63-$91, Sandford Downs (culverden) 69 m/s lms at $78-$92, M J & N J Dalmer (Waiau) 71 lms at $57-$78.

Prime cattle

Values: In a yarding of 200 prime cattle steers were five to seven cents a kilogram stronger and all other classes were firm on the previous sale. Steers made 220c/kg to 232 with sales to 241c, heifers 205c to 225c with sales to 231c, cows 120c to 150 with sales to 155c, bulls 180c to 201c.

Sales included: G & S Alexander (Ohoka) 4 steers at $1276 to $1446, G&S Kavanagh 1 str at $1351, HD&K Fraser (Takamatua) 2 syts at $1037 to $1168, A C Davies (Kaiapoi) 1 str at $1668, DK&EC Purvis (Ohoka) 10 strs at $1109 to $1147, Barton Fields (Brookside) 2 strs at $1125 to $1153, R K Watson (Tai Tapu) 3 strs at $1243 to $1316, P Ward (Kaiapoi) 4 strs at $1023 to $1287 and heifers at $835 to $980, M Lord (Lincoln) 1 str at $1403, S McCready (West Melton) 4 strs at $1340, B & D Cameron (Little River) 2 strs at $1763 - $1798, 5 cows at $792 - $1008, 1 bull at $1566, SR Skates (LeBons Bay) 10 strs at $1471 - $1598, AG & JM Hide (Rangiora) 2 strs at $1050 - $1175, MJ Hurley (Greenpark) 1 strs at $1299, 3 hfrs at $905 - $1050 and 2 cows at $763 - $798, AJ & NB Street (Prebbleton) 1 str at $1445, Lakeside Aryshires (Lakeside) 4 strs at $1084 - $1220 and 5 cows at $552 - $705.

Store cattle

Values: The store cattle market was similar to last week in a small yarding.

Sales included: Mt McGloin (Bruces Bay) 57 hereford mixed age cows at $675 - $850, 26 herf steer calves at $560 - $645, 14 herf heifer clv at $450 - $470, JR Donaldson (Prebbleton) 4 angus cross rising two year old strs at $805, 6 ang x r2 hfrs at $720, D Pattullo (Little River) 121 ang x r2 strs at $540 - $700.

- The Press

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