Prime ewe prices rise at Coalgate

Last updated 08:00 27/06/2014

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Prime lamb prices ease at Canterbury sales Heavy ewes in strong demand at Coalgate Prime sheep prices ease at Canterbury sales Heavy lambs hold value at Coalgate Prime lamb market strong at Canterbury sales Prime ewe prices rise slightly at Coalgate Cattle prices ease at Canterbury sales Spring lamb prices up slightly at Coalgate Strong store lamb demand at Coalgate Lamb demand exceeds supply at Coalgate

Light to medium prime ewes rose $5 to $8 a head as prices for heavier ewes remained unchanged at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: The prime lamb market was again strong with a price lift for medium lambs at $2 to $3 a head. The lighter end were well supported by store lamb buyers which is holding up the market. Tops made $130-$143, good $116-$125, medium $109-$115 and light $98-$105.

Sales included: Westland Processors (Dobson) 210 lambs at $88-$93, OJ & BJ Chatterton (Weedons) 156 lms at $119-$126, GA Doig Ltd (Ashburton) 154 lms at $115-$138, JS Dalgety (West Melton) 145 lms at $121-$134, Wedderburn Farm P/Ship (Leeston) 117 lms at $109-$132, RJ Middleton (Springston) 93 lms at $129-$143, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 76 lms at $104-$112, GR & RJ Feast (Aylesbury) 75 lms at $113-$114, GR Clark (Clarence Valley) 74 lms at $95 - $113, MJ Stanbury (Ladbrooks) 68 lms at $134-$137.

Prime ewes

Values: The heavy ewe market plateaued on previous weeks but the medium to lighter weight ewes lifted by $5 to $8 a head. The first of the better-conditioned scanned dry ewes were hitting the market and the quality has begun to lift which was being reflected higher prices. Tops made $115-$125, good $105-$110, medium $85-$95, light $70-$80.

Sales included: Gleneyre Ltd (Oxford) 110 ewes at $60-$67, T & J Cameron P/ship (Waikari) 67 es at $88-$109, C Ridgen (Greendale) 66 es at $80-$96, Maungatahi Farm (Waipara) 54 es at $89-$116.

Store lambs

Values: Steady lamb quality generated a minor lift in the market by $2 to $3 a head from the previous week. Tops made $88-$94, good $80-$90, medium $75-$80 and light $68-$75.

Sales included: Eveshame Farm Ltd (Greta Valley) 120 lambs at $83-$91, Benmore Graziers (Whitecliffs) 99 lms at $81-$92, DC & LJ Adkins P/ship (Amberley) 90 lms at $72-$88, ML & KE Crampton (Cheviot) 45 lms at $80-$85, LW & LM Webb (Omihi) 42 lms at $95, DG Spencer (Cheviot) 40 lms at $74-$86.

Prime cattle

Values: A nice line up of quality prime cattle was met by prices rising over all classes. Steers made $2.20/kg - $2.40, heifers $2.07 - $2.46 and cows $1.10 - $1.67.

Sales included: Queenlea Farm (Motukarara) 18 steers at $1250-$1548, Eden Oaks Ltd (Sheffield) 8 strs at $1138-$1242, Fernleigh Farming (Kaikoura) 6 strs at $1261-$1270, M White (Broadfields) 6 strs at $1111-$1175, MF & RW Thian (Leeston) 6 strs at $990-$1368.

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Store cattle

Values: In a rain-affected yarding of mostly light weight rising two year old cattle prices remaining static at previous sales. Two-year-old steers made $1.90/kg-$2 and two-year-old heifers $1.80-$1.90.

Sales included: CE & AM Douglas (Sheffield) 9 rising two year old steers at $800-$835, KL & HF Roberts (Amberley) 9 R2 heifers at $500-$590, G Blair (Ashburton) 5 18mth strs at $485, 1 18mth hfr at $345 and 1 18mth bull at $300.

- The Press

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