Small lift in prime lamb prices at Coalgate

Last updated 06:59 20/06/2014

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Prime lamb prices had a small lift at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: A strong prime lamb market met a smaller yarding and prices lifted slightly. Tops made $140 - $146, good $130 - $140, medium $115 - $125 and light $95 - $105.

Sales included: Scottville Farm (Swananoa) 168 lambs at $138 - $139, Hunter Rahu Ltd (Springs Junction) 72 lms at $96 - $145, KJ Taylor & M Taylor Estate (Mayfield) 65 lms at $96 - $147, TR Ferguson (Shefield) 69 lms at $96 - $98, Mr Girl Properties (Motukarara) 62 lms at $131 - $140, Lochaber Downs (Whitecliffs) 52 lms at $98, Taki Na Holdings (Blackball) 43 lms at $104 - $120, Kapuranga Farm (Springston) 26 lms at $80 - $116, Waimere P/ship (Waikari) 24 lms at $100 - $106, M Ransome (Whitecliffs) 15 lms at $82 - $98, RJ & HE Gardiner (Dunsandel) 13 lms at $116, JA & HJ Dering (Greendale) 12 lms at $93 - $110, R Fahey (West Melton) 18 lms at $132, NC & KME Stott (Kimberley) 10 lms at $112, MR & K Dixon (Blackball) 10 lms at $94 - $145, PL Oliver (Darfield) 8 lms at $146, RG Davis (Kirwee) 8 lms at $109.

Prime ewes

Values: Prime ewes sold well in a quality yarding with smaller numbers. Tops made $110 - $120, good $95 - $110, medium $80 - $95 and light $65 - $80.

Sales included: Gleneyre Ltd (Oxford) 106 ewes at $61 - $78, Bel-Hamed Farms (Waipara) 61 es at $85 - $111, Tenterden Downs P/ship (Waikari) 61 es at $80 - $113, ID & AM Syme (Darfield) 45 es at $83 - $110, The Point Station (Windwhistle) 30 es at $77 - $96, Spye Farming (Omihi) 28 es at $72 - $95, HM Inch (Springfield) 26 es at $72 - $92, Fitzallan Park (Southbridge) 29 es at $100 - $101, Altonbrook Farm (Southbridge) 26 es at $87 - $109, High Peak Station (Rakaia Gorge) 25 es at $77 - $92, EJ Cross (Hororata) 20 es at $64 - $78.

Store lambs

Values: A tidy lineup of crossbred store lambs met strong demand with all weight bands selling well. Tops made $90 - $95, good $85 - $90, medium $70 - $85 and light $50 - $60.

Sales included: KJ Taylor & M Taylor Estate (Mayfield) 248 lambs at $79 - $85, Benholm (Coalgate) 235 lms at $74 - $79, Wakaepa Farm (Whitecliffs) 208 lms at $85 - $95, MR & K Dixon (Blackball) 185 lms at $91 - $95, Taki Na Holdings (Blackball) 31 lms at $61 - $85, HM Inch (Springfield) 30 lms at $60.

Prime cattle

Values: In a light yarding prices were firm on the previous week. Steers made $2.10/kg - $2.42, heifers $2.14 - $2.29, cows $1.01 - $1.60 and beef bulls $1.80 - $2.08.

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Sales included: AJ & SR Mathieson (Christchurch) 10 steers at $1320 - $1589, CH & GM Stanbury (Tai Tapu) 6 strs at $976 - $1094, JH & SE Hunter (Fernside) 5 strs at $1361 - $1545, C Dunshea (Ladbrooks) 4 strs at $1323, High Country Horse Adventures (Glenroy) 4 strs at $1049 - $1247, Kazekaye P/ship (Rakaia) 2 strs at $976 - $1293, BW O'Connell (Dunsandel) 1 str at $1128, Tahuna Farming Company (Ashburton) 1 str at $1131, Tahuna Farming Company (Ashburton) 3 heifers at $1106 - $1202, Slemints Farming Ltd (Oxford) 2 hfrs at $1075, High Country Horse Adventures (Glenroy) 2 hfrs at $1008 - $1141, BW O'Connell (Dunsandel) 1 hfr at $1010, Kazekaye P/Ship (Rakaia) 1 hfr at $1144, AJ & K Chapman (Methven) 1 hfr at $777.

Store cattle

Values: A small yarding of dairy cross cattle sold similar to previous weeks. Two year old heifers made $1.90/kg, two year old bulls $1.69 - $1.80, heifer calves $1.88 and bull calves $1.77.

Sales included: RE Goddard (Whitecliffs) 7 rising two year old heifers at $570, JB May (Darfield) 1 18mth hfr at $290, Lincoln University (Lincoln) 13 18mth bulls at $400 - $770, JB May (Darfield) 6 hfr calves at $310, JB May (Darfield) 5 bull clvs at $340, DRJ & LA Pugh (Matiri Valley) 2 clvs at $510.

- The Press

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