Prime lambs in hot demand at Coalgate

Last updated 10:48 11/07/2014

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Most prime lambs top $100 at Coalgate Canterbury store cattle prices hit new high Strong wool prices please farmers Stable wool market for farmers Store lambs reach high of $94 Blizzard deterrent to stock yardings Prime lamb prices rise Prime ewe market lifts Prime lambs top $120 at sale Mixed bag for the wool market

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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