Spring lambs retain value at Canterbury sales

Last updated 06:45 29/11/2013

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Spring lambs retained their value in the prime market as prices for end-of-season hoggets eased at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch.

The best of the spring lambs made $120 to $130.

Store lambs had a stronger sale with rain assisting bidding.

In a large yarding the prime cattle market was back 2-4 cents a kilogram.

Prime lambs

Values: The market for spring lambs remained firm on last week. Heavy lambs made $120 to $130, medium $110 to $118 and lighter $95 to $107. A small yarding of end-of-season hoggets eased across all weights. Heavy hoggets made $120 to $126, medium $105 to $117 and lighter $80 to $95.

Sales included: ER Todd (Springston) 14 lambs at $111, D Brough (Brookside) 39 lms at $108 to $124, WT Clark (Broadfields) 9 lms at $113, AN Middleton (Kaiapoi) 8 lms at $118, TA Fleetwood (Oxford) 16 lms at $115 -$130, JV Wormald (Amberley) 32 lms at $114 to $128, SM Thompson (Springston) 17 lms at $113, JH Lang (Glasnevin) 59 lms at $104 to $117, AC Sidey (Hawarden) 6 lms at $130, RM MacIntosh (Woodend) 13 lms at $127 to $130, AR Hutchinson (Wainui) 12 hoggets at $96 to $126, TD & SF Anderson (Hundalee) 11 hgts at $120, DC Waddy (Domett) 8 hgts at $91, JJ Lochhead (Omihi) 42 hgts at $125 to $126, Wynchingham Trust (Amberley) 17 lambs $102-$118, A&G Roxburgh (Broomfield) 12 lambs $96-$112, I Lucas (Swannanoa) 33 lambs $105-$110, W P Belton (Scargill) 16 lambs $100-$107, South Island Tree Topping (Amberley) 47 lambs $98-$111, D&J Arthur (Broadfields) 13 lambs $120, N A & V J Holmes (Balcairn) 35 lambs $96-$100, M Bickley (West Melton) 29 lambs $102-$125, M Lilley (Lincoln) 11 lambs $113, JC Swarbrick (Amberley) 17 lambs $116 to $128.

Store lambs

Values: A light yarding and a good rain resulted in a stronger sale for store lambs. The best lambs made $80 to $88, medium $70 to $78 and light $45 to $60.

Sales included: Moir Farms (Amberley) 237 down cross lambs at $71 to $88, JJ Lochhead (Omihi) 130 down x lms at $78 to $83, Waikako Farm (Kaituna) 137 mixed sex lms at $67 to $82, Fingest Farm (Tai Tapu) 144 down x lms at $68 to $80, BG & H Lang (Glasnevin) 34 ewe lms at $86, B Gardner (Cheviot) 20 m/s lms at $80, Acacia Downs (Kaikoura) 703 lms $60 to $83, D Habbershan (Scargill) 22 lms $80, AC Davies (Kaiapoi) 16 lambs $62, WP Belton Ltd (Scargill) 13 lms $64 to $72.

Prime ewes

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Values: Top ewes made $105 to $125 with the odd sale to $139, medium $80 to $98 and light $55 to $73.

Roger Jones (Kaikoura) 7 ewes at $105, Greenburn Farm (Kaikoura) 52 es at $55 to $95, DPM Brough (Brookside) 64 es at $87 to $127, D Pattullo (Little River) 44 es at $62 to $92, Braeburn Farm (Hawarden) 27 es at $117 - $133, BV & K Rivers (Greenpark) 9 es at $95 to $122, WE & MM Hampton (Greenpark) 19 es at $92, DCH Waddy (Domett) 9 es at $126, Dargle Farm (Omihi) 26 es at $85 to $91, JW & V Wormald (Amberley) 11 es at $90 to $108, JR Oakley (Glenroy) 74 es at $96 to $128, M Bamford (Culverden) 2 es at $120, C MacPherson (Scargill) 88 es at $81 to $130, AD Sidey (Hawarden) 13 es at $86 to $95, AC Sidey (Hawarden) 17 es at $91 to $125, Acacia Downs (Kaikoura) 74 ewes $77 to $81, A C & L K Christey (Southbridge) 59 ewes $76 to $109, DM Crampton (Balcairn) 9 ewes $134, D W Lacey (Tai Tapu) 79 ewes $62 to $92, Pickering Farming (Kaikoura) 56 ewes $80 to $91, Puhi Downs (Puhi Puhi Valley) 49 ewes $87 to $96, W P Belton Ltd (Scargill Valley) 24 ewes $78 to $118, Waipuna Farming (Culverden) 113 ewes $79 to $102, L & L Slattery (Braodfields) 13 ewes $70 to $85.

Prime cattle

Values: In a large yarding some good cattle met good competition. The market overall was 2-4 cents a kilogram back on the last sale. Steers made 220c/kg to 234c with sales to 238c, heifers 200c to 220c with sales to 235c, cows 135c to 155c with sales to 162c and bulls 200c to 220c with sales to 228c.

Sales included: PC Nairn (Brookside) 6 steers at $1919 to $1951, Stevens P/ship (Govenors Bay) 7 strs at $1167 to $1480 and 2 heifers at $1177, PNL & TJ Wright (Little River) 11 strs at $1310 to $1763, A Smith (Little River) 1 str at $1687, C Templeton (Kaiapoi) 1 str at $1673 and 1 hfr at $1075, Nutrient Solution (Amberley) 2 strs at $1212 to $1339 and 2 hfrs at $1032, Daljarrock Farm (Loburn) 9 strs at $1166 to $1461, MI Jenkins (Port Levy) 1 str at $1115 and 5 cows at $511 to $888, R Taggart (Cust) 12 strs at 1238 to $1539 and 3 hfrs at $1028 to $1350, CT Cameron (Redwood) 3 strs at $1333 to $1527 and 3 hfrs at $879 to $945, SA Mills (Tai Tapu) 3 strs at $1311 to $1356, Thompson Trust (Amberley) 2 strs at $1201 and 2 hfrs at $923, Brosnan P/ship (Fernside) 1 str at $1235, 2 hfrs at $1132 and 1 bull at $1311, Onuku Heights (Akaroa) 12 strs at $1305 to $1686, JM Inch (Rangiora) 1 str at $1220 and 7 heifers at $1125 to $1220, DA & SM Hight (Ladbrooks) 4 strs at $1379 - $1506, DE Kennedy (Little River) 2 strs at $1186, A Sim (Rangiora) 1 str at $1112, GG & AM MacPhail (Diamond Harbour) 1 str at $1577, AJ Grant (Leeston) 2 strs at $1260, Hentosh Invest (Ellesmere) 4 strs at $1107 to $1126 and 2 heifers at $920, RJ Penny (Greenpark) 3 strs at $1035 to $1195 and 4 cows at $708 to $847, PR Barrett (Kaituna Valley) 1 str at $1099, 3 hfrs at $1220 to $1460 and 2 cows at $1006, JR & JE Todd (Ashburton) 1 str at $1248 and 3 hfrs at $1126, HR & BJ Ensor (Rolleston) 2 strs at $969, MW & SM Neill (Rangiora) 1 str at $1190, D & BA Gallagher (Marshlands) 7 strs at $1086 to $1102 and 3 heifers at $1212, GJ Pearson (Waipara) 3 strs at $1210 to $1437, La Grange Farm (West Melton) 2 strs at $1316 to $1334, JR & EA Hopkins (West Melton) 2 strs at $1230 to $1374, Island Hill Station (Culverden) 1 str at $ 1570

Store cattle

Values: A yarding of good store cattle met good competition for all classes.

Sales included: EM Skurr (Oxford) 19 hereford rising 2yr steers at $1095 to $1220, Island Hills Station (Culverden) 25 angus and ang x 2yr strs at $780 to $1075, 7 ang x str calves at $560 and 10 ang x heifer calves at $520, GJ Pearson (Waipara) 5 ang x ris 2yr strs at $1120, N Cross (Tinwald) 6 herf x ris 2yr strs at $1130, Beaulean (Hororata) 8 herf x ylg strs at $770, J Ryan (Kaiapoi) 8 ang x ris 2yr strs at $550 to $875 and 13 ang x ris 2yr heifers at $690 to $740, GD & MJ Johnson (Greta Valley) 12 herf x ris 2yr heifers at $735 to $770, Mead Pastoral (Rakaia) 11 ang x ris 2yr heifers at $680 to $720, CJ & CW Dennis (Glenroy) 9 herf ylg strs at $520 and 11 herf ylg heifers at $480.

- The Press

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