Prime lambs in hot demand at Coalgate

Last updated 10:48 11/07/2014

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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

The few store lambs yarded were in high demand at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: Prime lamb numbers reflected the time of the season with a lighter yarding of heavier lambs. Less seen were the high prices. However, the market remained steady on previous weeks. Tops made $140 - $144, good $130 - $140, medium $115 - $125 and light $95 - $105.

Sales included: Est FM Redmond (Greenpark) 364 lambs at $65 - $105, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 284 lms at $96 - $102, Evesham Farm Ltd (Greta Valley) 211 lms at $95 - $136, Manahune P/Ship (Waipara) 144 lms at $106 - $129, Hassall Downs Ltd (Rangiora) 102 lms at $95 - $143, TB Taylor & MJ Evans (West Eyreton) 100 lms at $101 - $144, Peak Hill Station (Rakaia Gorge) 75 lms at $105 - $112, McDonald Downs Ltd (Hawarden) 76 lms at $103 - $110, LC Gardiner Ltd (Waiau) 67 lms at $85 - $113, RW Mander (Waikari) 60 lms at $99 - $129, Wedderburn Farm P/Ship (Leeston) 50 lms at $115 - $119, SJ Gunn (Springfield) 36 lms at $112 - $127, LJ & CM Manion (Weedons) 29 lms at $97 - $123, PJC & SM Smith (Culverden) 20 lms at $144, BH & JM Greenwood (Leeston) 19 lms at $122 - $135, MP & DG McCormack (Cust) 12 lms at $126, Lee Barton Farm (Darfield) 10 lms at $103 - $130, WD & MP Cullen (Darfield) 8 lms at $95 - $132, Windwhistle Pastoral (Windwhistle) 9 lms at $95 - $110.

Prime ewes

Values: The ewe market was steady on previous weeks with a lift in the lighter end. Some good scanned dry ewes started to hit the market and will continue to make fair value in coming weeks. Tops made $106 - $118, good $80 - $95, medium $70 - $80 and light $53 - $67.

Sales included: Manahune P/Ship (Waipara) 154 ewes at $30 - $118, Alexdale Farm Ltd (Hawarden) 104 es at $60 - $88, JO & AJ Clarkson (Greendale) 64 es at $84 - $117, CR & SM Buttle (Darfield) 46 es at $65 - $102, PS Northcote & Sons (Waiau) 42 es at $70 - $96, Evesham Farm Ltd (Greta Valley) 34 es at $82 - $96, RJ & DW Norrie (Cheviot) 30 es at $73 - $100, RW Mander (Waikari) 31 es at $51 - $104, Queenfield Holdings Ltd (Waiau) 25 es at $60 - $96, Lake Coleridge Station (Rakaia Gorge) 23 es at $80 - $101, Mertons (Springfield) 19 es at $79 - $105, MP & DG McCormack (Cust) 15 es at $86 - $100, Edale Farms Ltd (Waiau) 15 es at $50 - $98, LJ & CM Manion (Weedons) 8 es at $84 - $111, Rapaki Farm (Kaituna) 14 es at $108.

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Store lambs

Values: A small yarding of store lambs again sold well with several buyers still trying to build numbers and the market remained firm on last week. Tops made $88 - $93, good $80 - $85, medium $70 - $78 and light $55 - $65.

Sales included: LC Gardiner Ltd (Waiau) 27 lambs at $50 - $66, MJ & NA Smith (Hororata) 8 lms at $84, Hassall Downs Ltd (Rangiora) 7 lms at $80.

Prime cattle

Values: Steers made $2.28/kg - $2.38, heifers $2.13 - $2.28, cows $0.80 - $1.40 and bulls $2.13.

Sales included: Scotswood (Hororata) 12 steers at $1042 - $1475, Zanllo P/Ship (Amberley) 14 strs at $1038 - $1206, Burger Farms (Oxford) 2 strs at $932, Burger Farms (Oxford) 8 heifers at $996 - $1074, Colenso Farm (Scargill) 3 hfrs at $1016 - $1080, Scotswood (Hororata) 2 hfrs at $726 - $883, Wharekauri Holdings Ltd (Chatham Islands) 1 hfr at $780, GW Jones (Leithfield) 8 cows at $637 - $600, J Morrish (Leeston) 2 cows at $598, Wharekauri Holdings (Chatham Islands) 2 bulls at $770.

Store cattle

Values: Two-year-old steers made $2/kg - $2.32, two year old heifers $1.80 - $1.90, steer calves $2.40 - $2.50 and heifer calves $2 - $2.10.

Sales included: GW Jones (Leithfield) 8 pregnancy tested in-calf cows at $835 - $970, GF & N Singleton (Ashburton) 1 bull at $550, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 1 two-year-old bull at $730, Colenso Farm (Scargill) 6 rising two-year-old strs at $1030, Eden Oaks Ltd (Sheffield) 16 18-month-old strs at $940, GF & N Singleton (Ashburton) 6 18mth strs at $600, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 3 18mth strs at $600, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 6 18mth heifers at $460, GF & N Singleton (Ashburton) 8 18mth hfrs at $520 - $650, Wharekauri Holdings Ltd (Chatham Islands) 2 18mth bulls at $380, Wharekauri Holdings Ltd (Chatham Islands) 39 str calves at $430 - $575, Te Awapatu Downs (Chatham Islands) 27 str clvs at $570 - $625, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 15 str clvs at $435 - $625, GF & N Singleton (Ashburton) 2 str clvs at $365, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 29 hfr clvs at $260 - $435, Wharekauri Holdings Ltd (Chatham Islands) 32 hfr clvs at $345 - $475, Te Awapatu Downs (Chatham Islands) 15 hfr clvs at $470 - $485, GF & N Singleton (Ashburton) 8 hfr clvs at $255 - $450, SG Page & T McLean (Chatham Islands) 7 bull clvs at $310 - $420, Wharekauri Holdings Ltd (Chatham Islands) 7 bull clvs at $330.

- The Press

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