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Export cattle prices remain firm at Coalgate

Last updated 11:13 20/12/2013

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The top prime lambs made $129 at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: Tops made $120 - $129, good $105 - $119, medium $90 - $105, light $75 - $85.

Sales included: AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 220 lambs at $88 - $111, Mt Pleasant Farm (Leeston) 122 lms at $83 - $105, GJ Marshall (Darfield) 118 lms at $85 - $108, LJ & BR Manera (Ross) 89 lms at $107 - $127, JO & AJ Clarkson (Greendale) 76 lms at $118 - $126, MP & DG McCormack (Rangiora) 75 lms at $85 - $132, AM & MJ Edwards (Hororata) 69 lms at $96 - $107, KC & JE Serra (Aylesbury) 70 lms at $106 - $113, JF & RM Christie (Leeston) 48 lms at $70 - $93, GR & PA Woods (Amberley) 58 lms at $88 - $102, MC Ryan (West Melton) 43 lms at $123 - $128, RJ Middleton (Springston) 38 lms at $111 - $123, CE & AM Douglas (Sheffield) 38 lms at $101 - $115, GA Logan (Sheffield) 38 lms at $90 - $117, GD Heslop (Leeston) 37 lms at $99, KH & TR Cookson (Hororata) 36 lms at $114 - $125, MR Hale (Aylesbury) 33 lms at $105 - $115, Glenburn Enterprises (Halkett) 34 lms at $117, R & F Saunders (Darfield) 20 lms at $104, KB & EM McNab (Ashburton) 21 lms at $90, MC George (Prebbleton) 16 lms at $106 - $117.

Prime ewes

Values: Tops made $115 - $125, good $95 - $114, medium $80 - $94 and light $50 - $79.

Sales included: JR Wigley (Amberley) 344 ewes at $70 - $89, Hilvue Farming (Burnham) 327 es at $55 - $114, Beltana Farming (Cheviot) 302 es at $55 - $88, Putiki Farm (Port Levy) 135 es at $67 - $93, DG Watson (Sheffield) 120 es at $98 - $115, HA Faulkner (Kowai Bush) 110 es at $74 - $102, Blue Grey Ltd (Springs Junction) 111 es at $90 - $108, Whitestone Livestock Ltd (Oamaru) 73 es at $76 - $113, AM & MJ Edwards (Hororata) 56 es at $75 - $105, Rainy River Farm (Amberley) 48 es at $87 - $101, CE & AM Douglas (Sheffield) 47 es at $106, GA Logan (Sheffield) 48 es at $67 - $90, NC & KME Stott (Darfield) 40 es at $93 - $99, Waipara South Branch Station (Loburn) 42 es at $89 - $119, JF & RM Christie (Leeston 30 es at $73 - $93, Searle Family Trust (West Melton) 31 es at $67 - $90, HF & DL Butterick (Ashburton) 32 es at $60 - $95, NC & PD Thomas (Kirwee) 31 es at $96 - $108.

Store lambs

Values: Tops made $65 - $75, good $60 - $64, medium $55 - $60 and light $40 - $54.

Sales included: Woodhouse Farm Ltd (Coalgate) 249 lambs at $64 - $77, Mt Pleasant Farm (Leeston) 96 lms at $53 - $70, Lochlyn Farm Ltd (Leeston) 91 lms at $62, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 68 lms at $79, G & TD Davies (Dunsandel) 23 lms at $65.

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Prime cattle

Values: In a sound sale export cattle remained firm. Steers made $2.20/kg - $2.33, heifers $2.03 - $2.34, cows $0.80 - $1.61 and bulls $2.10 - $2.11.

Sales included: WM & J Harris (Hororata) 22 steers at $1100 - $1319, SB Woods (Amberley) 15 strs at $963 - $1258, Killinchy Farm Ltd (Killinchy) 12 strs at $1047 - $1450, Putiki Farm (Port Levy) 12 strs at $1200 - $1316, Addie Contracting (Kaiapoi) 6 strs at $1232 - $1824, Selwyn Rugby Football Club (Selwyn) 5 strs at $1151, North Head Farm (Chatham Islands) 5 strs at $888 - $1520, Darfield Rugby Club (Darfield) 2 strs at $1493, Geoff White (Templeton) 3 strs at $1317, Greywacke Farming (Darfield) 3 strs at $1425 - $1516, CM Palmer (Leeston) 1 str at $1226, GD Henderson (Halkett) 1 str at $1073, GKS Contracting (Glenroy) 1 str at $712, Rosebud Farms (Amberley) 1 str at $1242, Hicks P/Ship (Hororata) 29 heifers at $967 - $1336, Queenlea (Motukarara) 15 hfrs at $1048 - $1338, WT Thian (Leeston) 7 hfrs at $1151 - $1265, Eden Oaks Ltd (Springfield) 7 hfrs at $955 - $1061, Greyhound Breeders (Springston) 6 hfrs at $917, Stack Farm Holdings (Dunsandel) 3 hfrs at $186 - $456, SB Woods (Amberley) 3 hfrs at $783 - $988, Addie Contracting (Kaiapoi) 3 hfrs at $860 - $972.

Store cattle

Values: It was tough going in the store pens with not a lot of enthusiasm. Weaner calves struggled. Two year old steers made $1.90/kg - $2.10, two year old heifers $1.70 - $2, yearling steers $2 - $2.20 and yearling heifers $1.90 - $2.10.

Sales included: J Rietveld (Dunsandel) 4 18mth strs at $855 and 18mth hfrs at $820, Pitt Straight Farming Company (Chatham Islands) 2yr steers at $860, 23 yrlg strs at $700 - $770 and 15 yrlg hfrs at $660 - $700, North Head Farm Ltd (Chatham Islands) 23 yrlg strs at $565 - $800, 8 yrlg hfrs at $440 - $530, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 21 yrlg strs at $415 - $580, DA Bull Ltd (Sheffield) 3 yrlg strs at $855, CJM Ltd (Chatham Islands) 1 yrlg str at $440, Waihi Ranch Ltd (Chatham Islands) 35 yrlg heifers at $340 - $440, DA Bull Ltd (Sheffield) 8 yrlg hfrs at $715 - $835.

- The Press

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