Suffolk, poll dorset lead Coalgate lamb sales

Last updated 14:07 06/12/2013

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Prime lamb prices firm at Cantebury sales Store lamb prices increase at Coalgate Stratford stock sale results Prime sheep demand firm at Lorneville sale Prices stable at Canterbury livestock sale Prime ewe prices firm at Coalgate sales Store and prime lamb prices up at Canterbury sales Prime ewe prices rise on light Coalgate yarding Prime ewe prices ease in Canterbury Prime lamb prices ease at Coalgale sales

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.

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