Lamb prices unchanged at Canterbury sales

Last updated 07:59 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

Prime ewe prices rose $2 to $3 a head at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

The best prime ewes made $105-$130 with the odd sale to $136.

The prime and store lamb markets were unchanged with top prime lambs at $130-$140 with the odd sale to $147 and the best store lambs at $88-$95.

Prime heifer prices eased 5c/kg and steer, cow and and bull values were firm.

Prime lambs

Values: The prime lamb market was firm on last week. Heavy lambs made $130 - $140 with the odd sale to $147, medium $115 - $124 and lighter $100 - $110.

Sales included: J Owens (Burnham) 11 lms at $122 - $147, J & N Quinn (Lincoln) 14 lms at $107 - $121, LP Stratford (Sandy Knolls) 29 lms at $105 - $115, Garrett Holdings (Springston) 33 lms at $99 - $103, D Goudling (Little River) 14 lms at $109, W & C Sheddan (Leeston) 33 lms at $101 - $109, C & N Lowery (Leeston) 19 lms at $123 - $142, R & V Smith (Oxford) 15 lms at $147, Inverlock Farm (Scargill) 23 lms at $115 - $136, Kirkland Farming (Parnassus) 10 lms at $122 - $142, R & H Norton (Cust) 19 lms at $107, D F & A A Templeman (Teddington) 84 lms at $110-$137, I Kidd (Cheviot) 19 lms at $106, M P & J Schluter (Rangiora) 35 lms at $102-$110, N R Hislop (Waikari) 39 lms at $104-$130, J Bett (Yaldhurst) 14 lms at $111-$125, G O'Bourne (Takamatua) 13 lms at $109-$116, J A Carroll (Southbridge) 66 lms at $109-$136, A F & E H Knowles (Waipara) 23 lms at $106-$144.

Prime sheep

Values: In a medium yarding prices rose $2 - $3 a head. Top ewes made $105 - $130 with the odd sale to $136, medium $90 - $100 and lighter $70 - $80.

Sales included: WGS Chisnall (Amberley) 6 ewes at $136, DM Goudling (Little River) 14 es at $100, B Manson Ltd (Little River) 7 es at $89, T & J Robilliard (Killinchy) 36 es at $68 - $102 and 19 2th es at $77 - $93, Mitchwood Farm (Scargill) 8 es at $105, P & J Helps (Port Levy) 35 es at $76 - $84, Glenpark P/Ship (Omihi) 24 es at $70 - $89, N & C Linklater (Ross) 15 es at $71 - $94, Hannor Farm (Harewood) 43 es at $84 - $95, Rural Vision (Port Levy) 72 es at $79 - $93, and 25 2th es at $88 - $97, Allandale Farming (Hawarden) 54 2th es at $79-$92, G R Fechney (Cashmere) 19 es at $94-$110, G J Farms (Robinsons Bay) 33 es at $86-$106, D J Harrison (Cheviot) 85 es at $76-$105, Kawatea Farm (Okains Bay) 24 es at $111-$114, D F & A A Templeman (Teddington) 38 es at $80-$108, G M Gamble (West Eyreton) 23 es at $89-$103.

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Store lambs

Values: The market was firm for a medium yarding of store lambs. Heavy lambs made $88 - $95, medium $72 - $85 and lighter $60 - $70.

Sales included: AT Urquhart (Hickory Bay) 90 mixed sex lambs at $83 - $95, D Goulding (Little River) 47 m/s lms at $72 - $90, M & L Bowler (Cheviot) 46 m/s lms at $89, Kintail Downs (Weka Pass) 74 ewe lms at $72 - $85, Annadale Trust (Pigeon Bay) 56 m/s lms at $79 - $84, GD Gillanders (Darfield) 47 ewe lms at $98, Wairewa Partnership (Little River) 177 m/s lms at $81-$88, J R W & N B Hiatt (Cheviot) 90 m/s lms at $82-$94, T & J Penny (Conway) 167 m/s lms at $85-$90, M P Smith (Hanmer) 169 m/s lms at $84-$86, D J & S C Innes (Pigeon Bay) 92 m/s lms at $72-$80, Silvercloud Enterprises (Loburn) 73 m/s lms at $77-$81, I Kidd (Cheviot) 37 m/s lms at $78-$83.

Prime cattle

Values: In a large yarding the market for steers, cows and and bulls was firm and heifers eased by five cents a kilogram. Steers made 225c/kg to 235c with sales to 242c, heifers 210c to 227c with sales to 236c, cows 130c to 155c with sales to 168c and bulls 170c to 200c.

Sales included: Sinclair P/ship (Oxford) 12 steers at $1088 to $1180, R E Judson (Oxford) 11 strs at $1151 to $1598, SJ&BM Glassey (Greenpark) 8 strs at $1208 to $1357, GG&SJ Armstrong (Ohoka) 5 strs at $1290, Riverlea Holdings (Templeton) 11 strs at $1064 to $1377, C T Cameron (Redwood) 3 strs at $1251 to $1416 and 2 cows at $854 to $1032, Mead Contractors (Rakaia) 4 strs at $1385 to $1748 and 2 heifers at $1193 to $1320, Silverdale Farm (Dunsandel) 8 strs at $1087 to $1191 and 7 hfrs at $1047 to $1276, Riley Farm (Rangiora) 5 strs at $1549 to $1617, J&B Partnership (Amberley) 1 str at 1459, Kahutara Farm (Tai Tapu) 15 strs at $1068 - $1351, 4 hfrs at $810 - $1000 and 2 cows at $520, J Hendriksen Trust (Rangiora) 8 strs at $1190 - $1258, WK Lochhead (Rolleston) 3 strs at $1544 - $1581, JM & SG Garrett (Lincoln) 4 strs at $1368 - $1685 and 2 hfrs at $1237 - $1613, BG & JK Jones (Gebbies Pass) 8 strs at $1185 - $1856, 1 hfr at $1236 and 3 cows at $920 - $1156, PE Thomas (Kaikoura) 1 str at $1868 and 4 cows at $425 - $789, B Middleton (Ohoka) 2 strs at $1069 and 2 hfrs at $995.

Store cattle

Values: In a yarding of 300 store cattle some good cattle met a sound market at values which were back 5c/kg to 10c from last week.

Sales included: Phillips P/ship 7 angus steers at $900 and 6 ang heifers at $670, R T Alexander (Marshlands) 9 ang strs at $960, Childrens Bay (Akaroa) 5 ang hfrs at $620 and 14 ang hfr calves at $390 to $440, H G Chamberlain (Cheviot) 5 hereford str clvs at $565 and 7 hfr clvs at $390, Kahutara Farm (Tai Tapu) 4 ang 2yr strs at $985, Lennox P/Ship (Ladbrooks) 10 ang x 2yr strs at $800 - $850, AS Harrison (Waiau) 8 heref x 2yr hfrs at $690 - $720, Clovekly Farm (Oxford) 15 hereford x 18 month hfrs at $570 - $605, PE Thomas (Kaikoura) 5 ang x 2yr strs at $750.

- The Press

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