Suffolk, poll dorset lead Coalgate lamb sales

Last updated 14:07 06/12/2013

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Prime lambs with suffolk and poll dorset bloodlines topped the prime lamb market at $131 each at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: A West Melton line of 30 suffolk cross lambs making $131 was equalled by a Springston line of 37 poll dorset cross lambs at $131. Top spring lambs made $125 - $131, good $115 - $122, medium $100 - $106 and light $85 - $90. Top hoggets made $120 - $125 and good $110 - $115.

Sales included: GR & PA Woods (Amberley) 109 lambs at $102 - $113, Omaha Farm (Aylesbury) 84 lms at $103 - $109, RJ Middleton (Springston) 79 lms at $128 - $131, Blank Bros (Yaldhurst) 77 lms at $123 - $128, CG & OJ McFadden (Leeston) 58 lms at $95 - $128, Searle Contracting (Hororata) 33 lms at $102 - $125, Freshpork Farms (Burnham) 30 lms at $111 - $114, MC Ryan (West Melton) 30 lms at $131, RJ & HE Gardiner (Leeston) 31 lms at $90 - $105, CE Mason (Rangiora) 28 lms at $114 - $116, Pasadena (Rangiora) 22 lms at $71 - $93, NC & KME Stott (Darfield) 21 lms at $116, AKJ Stevens (Rakaia) 19 lms at $107, Maple Tech Ltd (Rolleston) 19 lms at $110 - $128, Rowlands P/Ship (Kirwee) 15 lms at $130.

Prime ewes

Values: The ewe market was $5 stronger than recent weeks. Market leading ewes made $130 to $140, tops $125 - $140, good $110 - $115, medium $90 - $98, light $75 - $85 and very light $65.

Sales included: Eyreton Product (Kaiapoi) 223 ewes at $84 - $115, PG Ross (Mayfield) 189 es at $83 - $119, Fitzallan Park (Leeston) 161 es at $110 - $131, Est HD Haslett (Ashburton) 138 es at $59 - $74, JO & AJ Clarkson (Greendale) 94 es at $130 - $140, Tullymett Farm Ltd (Ashburton) 71 es at $89 - $119, MJ Stanbury (Ladbrooks) 62 es at $95 - $121, SF Wallace (Ashburton) 45 es at $113 - $115, Freshpork Farm (Burnham) 40 es at $90 - $116, EB Worsfold (Greendale) 46 es at $116, RG Gilbert (Leeston) 42 es at $107 - $127, Nova Trust (Templeton) 56 es at $109 - $118.

Store sheep

Values: Only medium and smaller store lambs were offered with tidy crossbreds making $66 to $74, medium $60 and light $52 - $54.

Sales included: The Homestead HQ Ltd (Ward) 503 lambs at $51 - $66, Spye Farming (Amberley) 292 lms at $60 - $74, J & N Tod (Darfield) 11 lms at $25 - $75, Douglas Farm Contracting Ltd (Amberley) 20 lms at $59 - $77.

Prime cattle

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Values: Prime steers and heifers held their value. Steers made $2.17/kg - $2.34, heifers $2.10 - $2.23 and cows $1.10 - $1.50.

Sales included: B Haines (Yaldhurst) 6 steers at $1385 - $1444, J Gardner (Kaiapoi) 6 strs at $1322 - $1385, G French (Glenroy) 4 strs at $1023 - $1104, B Hay (West Melton) 2 strs at $1165, WA Duffield (Darfield) 1 str at $1038, Morchard P/Ship (Darfield) 1 str at $1497, G French (Glenroy) 10 hfrs at $1013 - $1103, MA Bruce Ltd (Darfield) 6 heifers at $368 - $1111, Morchard P/ship (Darfield) 3 hfrs at $990 - $1182, J McLardy (Prebbleton) 3 hfrs at $950 - $1089, NC & DM Greenwood (Leeston) 2 hfrs at $1384, Olive Row Properties (West Melton) 2 hfrs at $1010 - $1188, JR Jebson (Darfield) 2 hfrs at $1271 - $1340.

Store cattle

Values: Well bred cattle had a good sale and met with strong competition. Two year old steers made $2.30/kg, two year old heifers $2.10 - $2.15, yearling steers $2.10, yearling heifers $2. - $2.20, heifer calves $300 - $360 and bull calves $270 - $330. Sales included: The Pearl Trust (Darfield) 7 2yo steers at $1035, TB & MJ Taylor (West Eyreton) 25 2yo heifers at $870 - $950, The Pearl Trust (Darfield) 11 2yo hfrs at $880 - $985, Morchard P/ship (Darfield) 4 yearling strs at $810, AP Bruger (Oxford) 3 yrlg strs at $650, AP Burger (Oxford) 11 yrlg hfrs at $570 - $650, JC Stewart (Hororata) 10 yrlg hfrs at $450 - $455, MA Bruce Ltd (Darfield) 6 str calves at $360, MA Bruce Ltd (Darfield) 5 hfr clvs at $355.

- The Press

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