Prime ewe market rises at Coalgate sales

Last updated 06:46 29/11/2013

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Strong store lamb demand at Coalgate Lamb demand exceeds supply at Coalgate Top prices paid for show-ring prime beef Prime lamb prices rise $5 at Coalgate sales Prime cattle prices rise 5c/kg at Canterbury 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

The prime ewe market rose with top ewes making $120 - $139 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: The prime lamb market was firm on previous weeks. Spring lamb numbers are gaining as the season progresses.

Top old season lambs made $110 - $120, good $100 - $110, medium $90 - $100 and light $80 - $95. Top spring lambs made $125 - $130, good $110 - $120, medium $100 - $110 and light $85 - $100.

Sales included: RJ Middleton (Selwyn) 70 spring lambs at $114 - $130, Bel-Hamed Farm (Waipara) 44 sp lms at $128 - $130, AP Heslop (Brookside) 42 sp lms at $119 - $130, KB & DH Ford (West Melton) 35 sp lbs fro $107 - $116, MR Hale (Charing Cross) 35 sp lms at $109 - $122, BG & CM Murdoch (Mayfield) 31 sp lms at $114 - $125, R & N Hodges (Darfield) 27 sp lms at $108, MJ Stanbury (Ladbrooks) 23 sp lms at $113 - $124, KC & JE Serra (Aylesbury) 20 sp lms at $119 - $125, RJ Hutton (Greenpark) 15 sp lms at $107, MD & LC Palmer (Amberley) 14 sp lms at $114, KM & AJ Watson (Oxford) 12 sp lms at $101, JO & AJ Clarkson (Greendale) 14 sp lms at $114 - $123, JA Griwood (Hororata) 20 lambs at $86, Loburn (Rangiora) 17 lms at $124, RW & MM Smithem (Dobson) 19 lms at $91 - $113, Scottville farm (Rangiora) 17 lms at $60 - $100, Kimberley Ag (Kimberley) 12 lms at $120, AW & RE Preece 9 lms at $91, West Acre Farm Ltd (Darfield) 6 lms at $114.

Prime ewes

Values: The prime ewe market was up on recent sales with strong competition for all ewe classes. Tops made $120 - $139, good $100 - $115, medium $80 - $100 and light $60 - $80.

Sales included: HD Bethell (Waikari) 143 es at $51 - $89, Est H Haslett (Ashburton) 112 es at $65 - $121, Collinton Holdings (Glentunnel) 70 es at $96 - $126, JF & RM Christie (Leeston) 68 es at $85 - $114, MR Hale (Charing Cross) 67 es at $93 - $124, GR & PA Woods (Amberley) 64 es at $65 - $107, Waipara South Branch Station (Rangiora) 57 es at $110 - $118, RS Parsons (Cheviot) 50 es at $80 - $108, Quartz Hill (Rakaia Gorge) 46 es at $83 - $99, Agri Livestock (Ashburton) 34 es at $76 - $139, GR & PA Woods (Amberley) 33 es at $65 - $107, Pauri Farms Ltd (Greendale) 33 es at $105 - $126, AM & MJ Edwards (Hororata) 32 es at $100 - $122, JG & LM Murchison (Waipara) 35 es form $107 - $125.

Store sheep

Sales included: Est H Haslett (Ashburton) 355 lms at $28 - $54, Lochlyn Farm 2009 Ltd (Lakeside) 278 lms at $75 - $78, Pine Grove Farm (Broomfield) 149 lms at $37 - $64, JA Grimwood (Hororata) 31 lms at $76, GR & PA Woods (Amberley) 64 es with lms at foot at $62, Redmond Ag Farming (Courtenay) 49 es with lms at foot at $48, West Acre Farm (Darfield) 60 es with lms at foot at $48 - $49, Kahautara Farm (Kirwee) 22 es with lms at foot at $49.

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Prime cattle

Values: A large yarding of prime cattle with a slight decrease in prices. Steers made $2.20/kg - $2.34, heifers $2.05 - $2.32 and cows $1 - $1.50.

Sales included: Ashgrove Farm (Dunsandel) 16 strs at $993 - $1380, PM & TM Hobbs (Weedons) 10 strs at $1053 - $1219, Abilene farm (Sedgemere) 9 strs at $940 - $1620, Killinchy Farms Ltd (Killinchy) 9 strs at $1074 - $1304, RF Brill & LC Mitchell (Weedons) 5 strs at $1299, G Taege (Oxford) 5 strs at $1159 - $1288, S Terris (Rangiora) 5 strs at $918, MK & JA Gill (Ashburton) 4 strs at $892 - $955, Pasadena (Rangiora) 3 strs at $1324, M & A Forbes (Darfield) 3 strs at $1047, RA Samuda & Son (Landsdown Valley) 3 strs at $1528, Kimberley Kliffs (Kirwee) 1 str at $850, L & M Herreman (Oxford) 1 str at $1011, Queenlea Farm (McQueens Valley) 14 hfrs at $1143 - $1251, J Howard (Okuku) 11 hfrs at $1001 - $1067, G Gamble & JM Hawkins (Rangiora) 10 hfrs at $366 - $526, Putiki Farm (Port Levy) 8 hfrs at $1094 - $1155, BH & JM Greenwood (Leeston) 6 hfrs at $1237 - $1326, IA Upston (Leeston) 7 hfrs at $830 - $1010, S Terris (Rangiora) 5 hfrs at $444 - $849, J &J Crawley (Rangiora) 4 hfrs at $1021.

Store cattle

Values: In a large yarding of store cattle two year old steers made $2.09/kg - $2.20 and yearling steers $2.20 - $2.60.

Sales included: KM Herreman & VM Davis (Oxford) 5 2yo strs at $860, RG & AM Hill (Porters Pass) 65 yrlg strs at $480 - $685, Grownmore Farm Ltd (Fairlie) 21 yrlg strs at $820 - $935, Killkerry Ltd (Leeston) 13 yrlg strs at $630 - $730, M Swain (Leeston) 9 strs at $845, B & K Walls (Leeston) 7 yrlg strs at $420, L & J Barnes (Amberley) 8 yrlg strs at $530 - $700, N & J O'Connell (Rangiora) 4 yrlg strs at $600, Penmar Farm (Ashburton) 2 yrlg strs at $850, RJ & GM Parsons (Darfield) 1 yrlg str at $620, G Gamble & JM Hawkins (Rangiora) 44 yrlg hfrs at $345 - $465, B & K Walls (Leeston) 31 yrlg hfrs at $410 - $480, MW & JH Walker (Temuka) 25 yrlg hfrs at $500 - $695, RG & AM Hill (Porters Pass) 15 yrlg hfrs at $365 - $490, IA Upston (Leeston) 12 yrlg hfrs at $600 - $730.

- The Press

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