Store lambs ease at Canterbury sales

Last updated 06:59 20/06/2014

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Store lamb prices eased apart from heavier lambs at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

The best prime lambs made $125-$135 with the odd sale to $142 in an unchanged market.

Prime ewe prices were the same as last week with the best ewes making $105 - $120 and the odd sale to $138.

Prime heifer prices lifted by 10c/kg to 15c and other classes were firm.

Prime lambs

Values: Prime lambs sold on a par with last week. The best lambs made $125 - $135 with the odd sale to $142, medium $117 - $122 and light $100 - $110.

Sales included: Glazebrook Farm (Te Pirita) 86 lambs at $130 - $140, Blue Spur Farm (Aylesbury) 9 lms at $103 - $104, PP Davies (Cheviot) 79 lms at $117 - $139, WR Flanagan (Early Valley) 29 lms at $101 - $110, JA Allen (Greenpark) 30 lms at $95 - $106, RG Williams (Oxford) 80 lms at $99 - $109, Greenhills Farm (Akaroa) 66 lms at $106 - $110, CL McMaster (Arnold Valley) 17 lms at $109 - $138, GK Mitchell (Hokitika) 61 lms at $107, Small Farm Management (Lincoln) 38 lms at $103 - $113, JG Booker (Hawarden) 15 lms at $107, Garrett Holdings (Springston) 53 lms at $116 - $121, AC Sidey (Hawarden) 16 lms at $117 - $142, Brosnan Partnership (Fernside) 35 lms at $107-$144, G C Calder (Halkett) 25 lms at $126-$144, D V & K L Lynskey (Balcairn) 27 lms at $95-$126, C & L Smith (Springston) 16 lms at $105-$121, J & K Farming (Scargill Valley) 30 lms at $101-$108, R Rossiter (West Eyreton) 20 lms at $105-$134, Richon Partnership (Lees Valley) 49 lms at $98-$108, D J Harrison Ltd (Cheviot) 314 lms at $100-$116, T & N Stronach (Pigeon Bay) 33 lms at $102-$111.

Store lambs

Values: In a light yarding of store lambs all except the heavier types eased slightly. The best lambs made $80 - $90, medium $70 - $80 and light $55 - $65.

Sales included: JP Scott (South Westland) 141 mixed sex lambs at $93, G & M Johnson (Greta Valley) 94 m/s lms at $67 - $77, L Chiswell (Halkett) 35 ewe lms at $95, KS Topp (Kaikoura) 30 m/s lms at $69 - $80, DCH Waddy (Domett) 37 m/sex lms at $68 - $82, T & N Stronach (Pigeon Bay) 220 m/s lms at $69-$84, Stonyhurst (Greta Valley) 200 ewe lms at $60-$70, D J Harrison (Cheviot) 65 m/s lms at $69-$84, D P & P J Graham (Tai Tapu) 200 m/s lms at $68-$77, G & L A Robinson (Summerhill) 86 m/s lms at $65-$81, Dinvale Holdings (Waiau) 27 m/s lms at $66-$85.

Prime sheep

Values: There was no change in the prime sheep section. The best ewes made $105 - $120 with the odd sale to $138, medium $90 - $100 and light $70 - $80.

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Sales included: Hannor Farm (Harewood) 52 ewes at $91 - $108, Emu Plains (Waiau) 21 es at $91 - $109, Hill Bros (Ngahere) 30 es at $89 - $138, WA Fitzgerald (Blackball) 13 es at $94 - $134, Antrim Hills (Cheviot) 13 es at $96 - $104, IA Johnstone (West Melton) 26 2th es at $67 - $85 and 39 es at $76 - $93, DS Taylor (Oxford) 28 es at $94 - $109, Mt Palm (Rotherham) 30 2th es at $80-$94, G Grigg (Rotherham) 26 es at $76-$110, M J & N J Dalmer (Waiau) 114 es at $30-$80, Mt Palm (Rotherham) 53 es at $66-$114, D Rudd Ltd (Fernside) 104 es at $60-$109, B R & C A Dalzell (Hawarden) 16 es at $73-$133.

Prime cattle

Values: The heifer market lifted by 10c/kg to 15c and other classes were firm. Steers made 220c/kg to 236c with sales to 240c, heifers 215c to 235c with sales to 240c, cows 130c to 160c with sales to 168c, bulls 190c to 220c with sales to 227c.

Sales included: C T Cameron (Redwood) 5 steers at $1243 to $1422 and 5 heifers at $1146, WB&LM Anderson (Sefton) 9 strs at $1262 to $1576, R E Mathews (Kaiapoi) 4 strs at $1053 to $1102 and 1 hfr at $1017, R J Wood(Belfast) 5 strs at $999 to $1257, RJ&SM Leech (Rangiora) 4 strs at $1544 to $1599, WD&MR Cullen (Darfield) 15 strs at $1034 to $1132, M C Walker (Okains Bay) 1 str at $1128, 9 hfrs at $1064 to $1447 and 2 cows at $426 to $865, DS Taylor (Oxford) 3 strs at $1333 - $1632, Ladbrooks Homestead Farm (Halswell) 5 strs at $1475 - $1533, R Dryden (Tai Tapu) 3 strs at $1129 - $1334, SJ & NR Ley (West Melton) 4 strs at $984 - $1254, RE Judson Ltd (Ashley Gorge) 15 hfrs at $1012 - $1167, WGS Chisnall (Amberley) 11 hfrs at $812 - $1019.

Store cattle

Values: A yarding of 110 store cattle met sound competition and the market was on a par with last week.

Sales included: DC&RM Gunn (Lake Taylor) 21 pregnancy tested in calf hereford annual draft cows $700 to $750, M C Walker (Okains Bay) 5 herf steer calves at $410 and 13 heifers at $405 to $450.

- The Press

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