Heavy lamb prices taper and ewe market rises at Christchurch livestock sales

Smaller lambs held their value unlike heavier animals.
Murray Wilson/ Fairfax NZ

Smaller lambs held their value unlike heavier animals.

The prime lamb market held its value except for heavier lambs at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week

Heavier lambs made $116-$119, which was back from last week's $120-$125.

Ewe prices rose slightly with top ewes making as much as $139 a head.

Prime steers made $2.80-$3.07/kg.

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Prime lambs

Values: Heavy lamb prices were back from last week with a top price of $119. All other weights remained on a par with the previous week. Heavy lambs made $116-$119, good $105-$114, medium $92-$101 and lighter $80-$88.

Sales included: SR Barnes (Omihi) 18 lambs at $115, Wavering Flat (Oxford) 10 lms at $116, Haldon Downs (Kaikoura) 17 lms at $96-$111, RS & A Frahm (Oxford) 21 lms at $108-$110, HH Farming (Sheffield) 23 lms at $105-$112, Hemingford (Culverden) 23 lms at $99-$109, JM Lundy (Okuku) 58 lms at $98-$110, G & F Beere (Rangiora) 21 lms at $93-$106, AK Taylor (Doyleston) 20 lms at $111, M & J Griebel (Springston) 14 lms at $119, Fourwinds (Oxford) 30 lms at $110-$111, A & L Ellis (Waipara) 24 lms at $107-$110, Milmore Downs (Scargill) 13 lms at $116, //// Millars Machinery (Lincoln) 12 lms at $115, R D & L J Potts (Greenpark) 12 lms at $114 - $117, C L & G R Dowie (Kaiapoi) 12  lms at  $90, J A S C Horn (Oxford) 37  lms at  $83 - $89, G W Hulston (Weedons) 19  lms at  $100 - $114, Stokes Farming (Oxford) 30  lms at  $81 - $105, R J & H J Norton (Oxford) 20  lms at  $98, G & D Bevins (Loburn) 46  lms at  $ 85 - $ 94, Beechbank Farm ( Hawarden) 50  lms at  $112 - $118, K & K Griffiths (Greenpark) 12  lms at  $109, C & E Nesbit (Loburn) 22  lms at  $98 - $105, T R & M M Gorton (Cust) 19  lms at  $95 - $113, J G Wells (Oxford) 31  lms at  $ 94 - $105, Sanders Contracting (Ashley) 69  lms at  $ 95 - $117, Hemingford Ltd (Culverden) 37  lms at  $ 97, Nicky Holland (Kaiapoi) 18  lms at  $ 90 - $95, M H & S V Black (Culverden) 47  lms at  $104 - $119, R A Clark (Culverden) 37  lms at  $105 - $115, Leatherfoot Std (Amberley) 23  lms at  $87.

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Prime sheep

Values: Prices rose slightly in a large yarding as the mutton schedule continued to rise. Most ewes were in good condition with the tops making up to $139 a head. Best ewes made $115-$125 with the odd sale to $139, medium $90-$105 and light $55-$75.

Sales included: D & J Pickering (Kaikoura) 45 ewes at $69-$100, D & J McKenzie (Culverden) 85 es at $86-$113, Bankcroft Farm (Coutts Island) 20 es at $125, AR Hutchinson (Wainui) 55 es at $79-$89, PO Hann (Motukarara) 35 es at $80-$128, D Pattullo (Peraki) 50 es at $60-$90, Bullock Hill Farming (Okuku) 97 es at $48-$120, M Hopkinson (Ohoka) 39 es at $80-$105, JK Jenkins (Sheffield) 41 es at $139, M Koopmans (Kaikoura) 103 es at $55-$75, Clibborn Farm (Ashburton) 97 es at $64-$109, D & I Wilson (Ashburton) 46 es at $88-$123, ////

Store lambs

Values: The store lamb market was back to levels obtained two weeks ago. A large yarding of mainly crossbred medium lambs sold to a strong gallery of buyers. Better store lambs sold for $80-$89, medium $65-$79 and small $55-$64.

Sales included: Brookby P/Ship (Blenheim) 171 lambs at $71-$78, JR Stevenson 374 lms at $57-$78, G Dennehy (Whataroa) 83 lm at $61-$76, P & P Davies (Cheviot) 210 lms at $57-$70, B Ellis (Ross) 77 lms at $70-$80, Collins Family Trust (Kaikoura) 66 lms at $58-$89, Davaar (Greta Valley) 137 lms at $65-$76, Lynton Downs (Kaikoura) 184 lms at $78-$83, Caledonian Farm (Greendale) 182 lms at $62-$75, W Graham (Whataroa) 72 lms at $70-$82, // G M Gamble ( Eyrewell) 64 lms at $53 - $65, Hemingford Ltd (Culverden) 63 lms at  $68 - $83, Willesden Farm (Kaituna) 500 lms at  $50 - $62, Swyncombe (Kaikoura) 65 lms at  $67, Mai Mai Family Trust (Tai Tapu) 69 lms at  $70 - $75, A L & A E Blunt ( Kaikoura) 72 lms at  $52 - $63, M P Sewell (Yaldhurst) 42 lms at $ 59 - $74, G J & M S Salton (Halswell) 38 lms at $52 - $70, P K & K A Fitzpatrick (Cheviot) 62 lms at  $53 - $68, B Borcoski Ltd (Sefton) 28 lms at  $77, Leadervale Ltd (Parnassus) 88 lms at $40 - $53.

Prime cattle

Values: Steers made $2.80-$3.07/kg, heifers $2.70-$2.88, cows $1.88-$2.11 and bulls $2.60-$2.75.

Sales included: W B & D M Aitken (Kaikoura) 6 steers at $1686-$2072, Bushnell Nominees (Glentui) 1 str at $1722, S Kirsopp (Irwell) 5 strs at $1357-$1589, C A Contracting (Kaiapoi) 14 strs at $1472-$1728, J O Knight (Kaiapoi) 2 strs at $1670-$1745, D J Sharpe (Kaiapoi) 2 strs at $1771-$1900, Millvale Farm (Little River) 9 strs at $1592-$1726, P L Armitage (Springston) 3 strs at $1569-$1963, R Giltrap (Leeston) 25 strs at $1372-$1526, J Aarts (Rangiora) 4 strs at $1397-$1862, M Wakelin (Kaiapoi) 2 strs at $1301-$1546, Spencers Run (Motukarra) 3 strs at $1243-$1613, W G Smith Family Trust (Greenpark) 4 strs at $1631-$1784 R Askin Family Trust (Yalhurst) 3 heifers at $1025-$1367, M Stossel (Kaiapoi) 2 hfrs at $1357, M Wakelin (Kaiapoi) 5 hfrs at $1306-$1433, G & C Coates 3 hfrs at $1253-$1526, J Aarts (Rangiora) 5 hfrs at $1444-$447, S Kirsopp (Irwell) 7 hfrs at $1156-$1450, W B & D M Aitken (Kaikoura) 2 cows at $1043-$1428, Brough Hills (Oxford) 3 cows at $987-$1445, Rushbrook Farm (Leeston) 4 cows at $1215, Horn & Duncan (Oxford) 2 cows at $1102-$1709, /// G Orme 2 strs at $1622 to $1540, O'Malley Property Trust (Christchurch) 4 strs at $1435, WJ & G Radford (Lincoln) 3 hfrs at $1526, MC & TT Wells (Spencerville) 11 hfrs at $1217 to $1491, DJ Isherwood (Ashburton) 1 hfr at $2056, DJ Paterson (Burnham) 3 hfrs at $1161 to $1285, K Mounce (Weedons) 2 hfrs at $1380 to $1570.

Store cattle

Sales included: Bushnell Nominees (Glentui) 27 cows at  $1280-$1380 and 30 heifers at $970-$1350, M P & D G McCormack (Cust) 29 steers at $1040-$1160, Penrith Trust (Rangiora) 12 strs at $1090-$1215, Drinnan Investments (Prebbleton) 12 strs at $1095-$1145, A & R Cox (Fernside) 12 hfrs at $970-$1060, Bushnell Nominees (Glentui) 10 mixed sex calves at $730-$760./// S & A Thomson (Rangiora) 4 strs at $1250, Shaffrey P/ship (Inchbonnie) 21 hfrs at $1050 to $1075, Glen Alton Property Inv (Hororata) 4 hfrs at $940, AD Trott (Christchurch) 6 bulls at $870, D Pattullo (Peraki) 22 strs at $670 to $865, RG Hubbard (Springston) 4 strs at $840, MG & J Lancaster (Springton) 33 ang x strs at $1265 to $1360.

 

 

 - Stuff

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