Prime ewe market rises $3-$5 a head at Christchurch livestock sales

Prime ewes attracted higher bidding.
Claire Inkson

Prime ewes attracted higher bidding.

Prime ewe prices lifted $3 to $5 per head across the grade sat livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Top ewes made $100-$110 with the odd sale to $120.

The prime lamb market was unchanged with the best lambs making $123-$129.

Store lamb values were steady and top lambs made $88-$95.

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Prime lambs

Values: Prices remained on a par with the previous week. Heavy lambs made $123-$129, good $110-$120, medium $98-$108 and lighter $85-$95.

Sales included:LR McCaughan (Oxford) 16 lambs at $108-$123, OE Bothwell (Halswell) 25 lms at $129, H Haslett (Rakaia) 20 lms at $95, P Irvine (Prebbleton) 12 lms at $115, L Stagg (Pendarves) 10 lms at $127, J & M Lundy (Okuku) 103 lms at $105-$118, C & C Hill (Greenpark) 29 lms at $106,   Waiau Reserve Bd (Waiau) 12 lms at $89 - $104, Alpenrose Trust (Hanmer Springs) 17 lms at $90 - $102, B R & A F Saunders (Ashley) 13 lms at $100 - $111, Remington Holdings (Southbridge) 50 lms at $89 - $115, C A & L Smith (Springston) 20 lms at $109, J M & P L Ward (West Melton) 20 lms at $94 - $104, R H & J B McClintock (Ashley) 49 lms at $95 - $111, Withers Farming Co (Mt Somers) 16 lms at $112 - $115, A W & D P Scott (Oxford) 14 lms at $90 - $126, J Brierton (Marshlands) 10 lms at $108 - $130, R V & M K Masefield (Akaroa) 12 lms at $112 - $126, Greenshore Farm (Flaxton) 18 lms at $114 - $126.

Prime sheep

Values: Prices rose $3 to $5 per head across the grades. Top ewes made $100-$110 with the odd sale up to $120, medium $85-$95 and lighter $70-$80.

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Sales included: BJ & DM Keenan (Purau) 7 ewes at $110, Davaar (Greta Valley) 67 es at $65-$84, Waikoko Farm (Kaituna) 43 es at $82-$115, Emmerdale Trust (Ashburton) 21 es at $94-$120, RM & VA Ryan (Oxford) 19 es at $85-$99, JR & NR Oakley (Glenroy) 60 es at $84-$108, James Webster (Dunsandel) 16 es at $67-$100, Grange Hill Deer Farm (Kaikoura) 82 es at $81-$95, ER Godsiff (Kaikoura) 23 es at $68-$95, D & K Webster (Dunsandel) 12 es at $79-$110,  Remington Howngs (Southbridge) 8 es at $95 - $117, M R Fleming (Rotherham) 12 es at $109, J R Fleming (Rotherham) 24 es at $93 - $103, I J & R A Fraser (Loburn) 15 es at $81, B B & H L Hutchinson (Birdlings Flat) 17 es at $ 87 - $114, J F & J A Bradshaw (Tai Tapu) 9 es at $90

Store sheep

Values: Prices remained firm on the last sale. Top lambs made $88-$95, good $81-$85, medium $71-$80 and lighter $60-$70.

Sales included:Charwell Farm (Kaikoura) 457 lambs at $65-$84, Davaar (Greta Valley) 138 lms at $62-$83, Emmerdale Trust (Ashburton) 219 lms at $76-$86, C & C Hill (Greenpark) 109 lms at $79-$94, C & J Farms (Cheviot) 81 lms at $67-$83,   M J Johnstone (Greta Valley) 190 m/s lms at $83 - $86, Homebush Lease Partnership (Sheffield) 175 m/s lms at $70 - $84, Mt Vulcan (Omihi) 235 m/s lms at $80 - $90, Wyndale Partnership Sheffield 61 m/s lms at $82 - $88, J M & G B Morton (Puhi Puhi Valley) $83 Male Lambs $82 - $84.50, B M & P I Ayres (Rangiora) 29 m/s lms at $84, G & A Bevins (Loburn) 124 Male Lambs $83 - $85

Prime cattle

Values: Steers made $2.85/kg - $3.01/kg, heifers $2.79 - $2.87, cows $1.84 - $2.29 and bull $2.66 - $2.90.

Sales included: L W R Langdon 9 (Lagmhor) 4 steers at $1655 - $2080, K Kotsikas (Yaldhurst) 19 strs at $1605 - $2019, heifers at $1367 - $1391, 8 strs at $1319 - $1856, Westmorland Farm (Tai Tapu) 2 strs at $1653 - $1671, G R & K M Millar (Southbridge) 4 strs at $1558 - $1760, M I Jenkins (Port Levy) 6 hfrs at $1367 - $1391 and 2 cows at $918 - $1671, M T Robinson (Woodend) 12 hfrs at $1104 - $1435, Reese Family Trust (Weedons) 3 hfrs at $1207 - $1415, Schuyt Farming (Summerhill) 5 hfrs at $1282 - $1422, C J & V P Patterson (Lakeside) 3 hfrs at $1491 - $1643, C James (Sefton) 2 cows at $1135, A Ruth (Oxford) 1 Bbull at $2088,  WG Radford (Lincoln) 2 strs at $1566 to $1606, 2 hfrs at $1291, JR Sage (Port Levy) 2 strs at $1537 to $1687, GW Bird (Ashburton) 2 strs at $1650, Highside Farms (Ashburton) 2 strs at $1523 to $1689, 1 hfr at $1661, Gray & Shinn P/ship (Cheviot) 3 hfrs at $1306, MG & J Lancaster (Springston) 12 bulls at $1271 to $1310.

 - Stuff

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