Canterbury livestock sales

Last updated 13:53 10/05/2013

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Heavier prime lambs increased slightly at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

The best prime lambs made $92-$100 with the odd sale to $110.

Prices were on par with last week for prime ewes, and better ewes made $80 to $85.

Store lambs were unchanged with the best making $55 to $60.

Prime steers made 175c/kg to 187c with sales to 193c.

Prime lambs

Values: A light yarding of prime lambs increased slightly in value for heavier types. The best lambs made $92-$100 with the odd sale to $110, medium $85-$90 and light $70-$75.

Sales included: W Boocock (Oxford) 11 lambs at $91, Chevalier Farm (Leeston) 14 lms at $90-$102, GJ Mason (Springston) 9 lms at $97, Small Farm (Lincoln) 54 lms at $89-$108, Antrim Hills (Cheviot) 14 lms at $98-$110, Hill Bros (Ngahere) 33 lms at $99-$104, DJ & SA Taylor (Cheviot) 11 lms at $75, G E Morris (Southbridge) 14 lms at $68-$97, C & C Bonifacio (Irwell) 13 lms at $78-$96, AJ & CH Prouting (West Melton) 14 lms at $66-$78, Rule Family Trust (Hanmer) 18 lms at $87-$93, BJ & TJ Ward (Leithfield) 19 lms at $80-$87, Daljarrock Farm (Ashley) 17 lms at $70-$85, RD & LM Fisher (Purau) 8 lms at $86-$96, DA Hewitt (Oxford) 20 lms at $68-$80, Hawk Hills (Kaikoura) 10 lms at $102, C & I Nesbit (Loburn) 13 lms at $82, EF Newman (Clarkeville) 16 lms at $81, MJ MacAle (Tai Tapu) 12 lms at $84-$88, Willesden Farm (Kaituna) 25 lms at $75, NR Hislop (Waikari) 33 lms at $72-$85, BJ & GA Churchward (Hawarden) 96 lms at $75-$86.

Prime sheep

Values: Prices similar to previous weeks in a small yarding of prime sheep. The best ewes made $80-$85 with the odd sale at $88, medium $68-$79 and lighter $50-$62.

Sales included: DS Taylor (View Hill) 40 ewes at $74-$88, R & V Boleyn (Stoney Bay West) 16 es at $71, Cooks Farm (Ross) 90 es at $66-$82, Wyatt Farm (Inchbonnie) 6 es at $78, G Langridge (Barrytown) 7 es at $64-$88, S & K Boon (Killinchy) 17 es at $71-$76, Springhill Partnership (Waiau) 18 es at $57-$89, G E Morris (Southbridge) 17 es at $66-$77, Rule Family Trust (Hanmer) 8 es at $70-$79, H McKellow (Ladbrooks) 13 es at $78-$84.

Store lambs

Values: A medium-sized yarding of store lambs remained on par with last week. The best lambs made $55-$60 with the odd sale to $65, medium $45-$50 and small $35-$40.

Sales included: Davaar Ltd (Greta Valley) 136 m/sex lambs at $48-$62, Cooks Farm (Ross) 60 m/sex lms at $48-$56, PP Davies (Cheviot) 49 ram lms at $55-$58, R & V Boleyn (Stoney Bay West) 34 m/sex lms at $53-$62, Daljarrock Farm (Ashley) 231 lambs $40-$65, Renegat Partnership (Akaroa) 451 lambs $45-$68, Willesden Farm (Kaituna) 102 lambs $48-$60, Mt Paul Ltd (Waiau) 41 lambs $46, N R Hislop (Waikari) 71 lambs $62, C & I Nesbit (Loburn) 51 lambs $57-$59.

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Prime cattle

Values: A yarding of plain type prime cattle was on offer. The better quality cattle sold well but numbers were limited. Steers made 175c/kg to 187c with sales to 193c, heifers 175c to 185 with sales to 190c, cows 115c to 130c with sales to 135c and bulls 188c.

Sales included: M Harkerrs (Harewod) 6 steers at $1118 to $1161, CT Cameron (Redwood) 5 strs at $1028, Brosnan P/ship(Rangiora) 3 strs at $982 to $1159, J&A Marshall (Prebbleton) 1 str at $981, GK Hills (Sprinston) 3 heifers at $742 to $786, Remalto Ltd (Little River) 2 hfrs at $875 to $980 and 6 cows at $603 to $814, J&C Howard 2 cows at $413 to $759 and 1 hfr at $722. B Baird 1 hfr at $963, Cam Cam Family Trust (Halswell) 7 strs at $954-$1200 and 3 hfrs at $910-$983, Chevalier Farm (Leeston) 3 strs at $92-$1047, A Tomlin (Yaldhurst) 1 str at $1155 and 4 cows at $547-$890, Atherton Farm (Leeston) 9 strs at $685-$1020, RM & AC Tudehope (Little River) 2 strs at $1045-$1306 and 1 bull at $1034, GJ & VR Arnold (Ladbrooks) 1 str at $907 and 6 hfrs at $869-$1017, L Irving (Kaikoura) 1 str at $1073, DC & SM Farmer (Tai Tapu) 11 hfrs at $733-$1048, GL Malcolm (Little 茀River) 5 hfrs at $715-$954, RL & R Savage (Rangiora) 5 hfrs at $785-$1048, RL & CA McEwan (West Melton) 2 hfrs at $693, J Douglas (Amberley) 12 hfrs at $782, MR & MA Thomas (Tikao Bay) 3 hfrs at $786 and 8 cows at $448 - $724, McCombe P/Ship (Greta Valley) 3 cows at $604 - $760, R Sutherland (Kaikoura) 2 cows at $763 - $779.

Store cattle

Values: A small yarding of cattle was on offer, and the better types held their value. Cross-bred cattle were difficult to place.

Sales included: GA & RJ (Oxford) 16 angus and ang hereford mixed age cows at $780-$875 and 8 devon m/a cows at $710, MR & MA Thomas (Tikao Bay) 6 ang cross rising 2 yr steers at $770, J Douglas (Sefton) 6 ang x ris 2 yr strs at $700, Chevalier Farm (Leeston) 6 herf x ris 2yr strs at $600, GL Malcolm (Little River) 8 ang x ris 2yr heifers at $690.

- The Press

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