Smiles all round at Stratford stock sale

Last updated 08:57 09/01/2014

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Prime cow prices lift Prime lambs rise $5 a head Stronger crossbred fleece prices ease Prime sheep rise $3 to $5 a head Heavy prime lamb prices ease Top lambs make as much as $138 Prime sheep prices nudge forward Farmers cut production in response to low dairy prices Medium prime lambs lift $5 at Coalgate sales Prime lamb market nearly tops $140 at Canterbury sales

Good grass growth put smiles on the faces of vendors at a cattle fair and sheep sale at the Stratford saleyards.

Details were: 3yr strs, hfd/frsn 607kg- 687.8kg $1470-$1570, simx 608kg $1470, ang/frsn 613.3kg $1480, frsn 623kg- 650.7kg $1495-$1520, frsnx 632.5kg $1485.

30mth strs, hfdx 476kg $1105, hfd/frsn 461.1kg-567.9kg $1110-$1370, horned hfd 405kg-500kg $920-$1235, ang 401.7kg- 540kg $900-$1340, angx 462.1kg $1040, ang/frsn 403.8kg $980.

2yr strs, hfd/frsn 462kg-520kg $1130-$1210, xbd 500kg-596.4kg $1130-$1410, ang 453.3kg $1095, char 428.4kg $1080.

18mth strs, hfd/frsn 221.9kg-435kg $575-$1000, hfdx 340kg-450kg $740-$960, brindle 233.8kg $580, angx 442kg $980, ang 248.1kg $670.

15mth strs, ang/hfd 395kg $850, ang 367.4kg $920, hfd/frsn 407kg-442.1kg $980-$1030, murray grey 288.3kg $750, char 404.2kg $1020.

1yr strs, ang 173.3kg $470.

30mth hfrs, xbd 417.1kg $945, ang/ frsn 387.8kg 920, hfd/frsn 382.5kg-595kg $890-$1370, hfdx 544kg $1300, char 450kg $1135.

18mth hfrs, ang 267kg $600, hfdx 245kg-373.3kg $510-$865, hfd/frsn 332.5kg $745, murray grey 315kg $770.

15mth hfrs, ang 245.4kg $565, shorthornx 302.5kg $680, hfdx 297kg- 385kg $490-$875.

Sheep, pb suffolk ewes $86, suffolk wether lambs $98, prime lambs $85-$97, shorn ewe lambs $78, mixed sex lambs $49-$70, mixed male lambs $75, ewes and lambs $66, wether lambs $79, 2th ewes $70, mixed age ewes $99, cull ewes $48-$72, prime ewes $60, dry ewes $42, ewes $51, prime wethers $95.

Taranaki's first stocksale of the new year off with a bang at Stratford on Tuesday, after 400 cattle were yarded.

Details were:

Prime strs, hfd/frsn 617.5kg-690kg $2.39kg-$2.42kg, angx 570kg $2.14kg, frsnx 540kg $2.18kg.

Prime hfrs, hfd/frsn 511.7kg-590kg $1.61kg-$2.33kg, hfdx 455kg $2.12kg.

3yr strs, hfd/frsn 725kg $2.43kg. 2yr strs, jsyx 395kg $640.

Mt cows, frsn 526.7kg $1.47kg, frsnx 528.3kg $1.60kg, jsy 528.3kg $1.60kg. Store cows, ayr 595kg $1.70kg, xbd 470kg $1.49kg, frsn 385kg-475kg $1.41kg- $1.45kg. Prime cows, ayr 490kg $1.48kg. Rwb cows, jsy 405kg $1.25kg, frsn 585kg $1.59kg.

Beef cows, hfd/frsn 541.3kg $1.66kg, hfdx 470kg $1.595kg, xbd 445.8kg $1.79kg, angx 495kg $1.71kg, ang 382kg-465kg $1.69kg-$1.76kg.

Cows and calves, char 402.5kg $820, hfd/frsn 402.5kg $820.

3yr service bulls, murray grey 655kg $2.47kg, pb hfd 640kg $2.43kg. 30mth service bulls, hfd 543.5kg-735kg $2.35kg- $2.55.5kg, ang 585kg $2.40kg, jsy 473.3kg- 512.5kg $2.21kg-$2.28kg. 2yr service bulls, jsy 441.3kg-565kg $2.19kg-$2.42kg, jsy 407.5kg $1000, frsn 591.7kg $2.35kg, hfd 565.8kg-865kg $2.25kg-$2.46kg, pb hfd 629kg-658.3kg $2.44kg-$2.46kg, pb ang 548.3kg-618.3kg $2.40kg-$2.46kg, ang 545kg-706.7kg $2.48kg, pb ayr 487kg $2.30kg, ayr 640kg $2.39kg, red devon 615kg $2.34kg, murray grey 470kg- 586.3kg $2.40kg-$2.58kg. 18mth service bulls, jsy 310kg-490kg $880-$1110, ayr 400kg-480kg $1020-$1080, ayrx 263.3kg $500, pb hfd 416.7kg-475kg $1160-$1240, 7/8ths hfd 505kg $1300, pb sim 445kg- 545kg $970-$1160, xbd 420kg $940. 17mth service bulls, shorthorn 320kg-345kg $600-$810, 15mth service bulls, jsy 382kg- 402.5kg $820-$1100, shorthorn 367.5kg $880.

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