Prime ewe prices rise in Canterbury

Last updated 12:35 31/01/2014

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Prime ewe prices rose $3 to $5 a head with the best ewes reaching $138 at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Store lamb prices rose by $3 a head from last week across the weight ranges with heavy lambs making $70 to $80.

Heavy prime lambs made $120 to $130.

The prime cattle market eased by 3 cents to 5c a kilogram for all classes of cattle except bulls which were firm. Steers made 215c/kg to 230c with sales to 234c.

Prime lambs

Values: Heavy lambs made $120 to $130, medium $100 to $115 and lighter $85 to $95.

Sales included: D G Lester (Wainui) 94 lambs at $83-$94, Atomic Shuttles (Templeton) 13 lms at $100-$126, M H Pearce Ltd (West Melton) 16 lms at $125, S F & L B Smith (Fernside) 12 lms at $121, J S Sommerville (Cheviot) 16 lms at $88-$96, G R Fechney (Cashmere) 20 lms at $95-$120, S H & A M Walker (Chertsey) 15 lms at $90-$105, Orton Bradley Horse Treks (Purau) 29 lms at $86-$98, J A Ranby (Cheviot) 66 lms at $87-$99, G J & M E Curry (Akaroa) 14 lms at $89, I R James (Sefton) 93 lms at $95-$105, R S & A M Rossiter (West Eyreton) 18 lms at $105-$120, C D Carmichael (Oxford) 22 lms at $102-$124, T J & F M Burrows (Horrelville) 196 lms at $87-$95, A & N Middleton (Kaiapoi) 6 lms at $130, D Patullo (Peraki) 20 lms at $92, RE Hann (Motukarara) 5 lms at $96, WM Grimwood (Prebbleton) 12 lms at $96-$100, RN Croft (Lakeside) 10 lms at $94, K Mullins (Ohoka) 12 lms at $89-$96, AS Wilson (Rangiora) 23 lms at $99-$123, W Binns (Yaldhurst) 3 lms at $120, Admiral Farms (Cheviot) 38 $91, M Bamford (Culverden) 9 lms at $98, Round Hill (Ohoka) 12 lms at $100-$127, Living Springs (Teddington) 31 lms at $95-$97, AT Urquhart (Akaroa) 21 lms at $92-$108, Seed Family Trust (Ladbrooks) 7 lms at $105, AC Sidey (Waikari) 5 lms at $128.

Store lambs

Values: In a medium yarding of quality lambs the market increased in value by $3 a head across the weight ranges. Heavy lambs made $70 to $80, medium $60 to $68 and lighter $45 to $56.

Sales included: Glenstrae Partnership (Oaro) 144 mixed sex lambs at $57-$78, Glenstrae Partnership (Oaro) 95 male lms at $45-$76, RE Hann (Motukarara) 86 m/s lms at $75-$94, PD & JC Helps (Port Levy) 235 m/s lms at $56-$83, Living Springs (Teddington) 51 m/s lms at $77, RJ Turpin (Little River) 90 m/s lms at $56-$78, G J & M E Curry (Akaroa) 162 m/s lms at $64-$73, M J & N J Dalmer (Waiau) 251 m/s lms at $26-$57, J A Ranby (Cheviot) 273 m/s lms at $41-$70, P J & C M Kennedy (Rangiora) 37 m/s lms at $65-$81.

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Prime sheep

Values: In a similar yarding to last week, prices rose $3 to $5 per head on last week's sale. Top ewes made $115 to $130 with the odd sale to $138, medium $89 to $110 and lighter $75 to $85.

Sales included: KJ Tilson (Southbridge) 6 ewes at $108, SW Wilson (Southbridge) 16 es at $98-$104, M&H Hook (Hokitika) 5 es at $100, AG & J Benny (Southbridge) 18 es at $76-$95, TD & SF Anderson (Hundalee) 46 es at $84-$93, DCH Waddy (Domett) 43 es at $100-$115, Broadfields Farm (Broadfield) 17 es at $128, Kate Mullins (Ohoka) 15 es at $94-$107, Round Hill Ltd (Ohoka) 8 es at $113, WA Foster (Dobson) 41 2th es at $51-$69, Hannor Farm (Harewood) 28 es at $86-$110, K T Vogan (Duvauchelles) 13 es at $110-$115, J S Sommerville (Cheviot) 14 es at $110, B J & P E Butterick (Kaituna) 17 es at $75-$118, M H Pearce (West Melton) 19 es at $98-$110, C & E Nesbit (Loburn) 27 es at $62-$88, Acacia Downs (Kaikoura) 74 es at $78-$90, Fairleigh Farm (Sheffield) 21 es at $77-$125, M P & J R Gilman (Balcairn) 47 es at $77-$111.

Prime cattle

Values: In a yarding of good quality cattle the market eased by 3 to 5 cents a kilogram for all classes of cattle except bulls which were firm on the last sale. Steers made 215c/kg to 230c with sales to 234c, heifers 190c to 210c with sales to 218c, cows 130c to 148c with sales to 158c and bulls 180c to 210c with sales to 220c.

Sales included: A S Chaston (Ladbrooks) 6 steers at $1166 to $1480, CG & MM Atkinson (Clarkville) 4 strs at $1270 to $11392, GNS Armstrong (Ohoka) 6 strs at $1174 to $1487, R & M Loffhagen (Rangiora) 21 strs at $1257 to $1363, D C Carter (Teddington) 1 str at $1107 and 9 heifers at $947 to 4976, Rennaissances Ind 1 str at $1186 and 1 hfr at $1033, W J Donald (Flaxton) 1 str at $961 and 5 hfrs at $862 to $1060, D Geddes (Greenpark) 3 strs at $962 to $1008, N Holland 1 str at $1074, HR & DR Kay (Duvauchelle) 12 hfrs at $812 to $932, SR Skates (Le Bons Bay) 10 strs at $1385-$1489, LG & GC Thompson (Coldstream) 4 strs at $1291-$1403, RW Girvan (Tinwald) 4 strs at $1203-$1341, C Reddell (Broadfields) 5 strs at $995-$1525, DJ Paterson (Broadfields) 4 strs at $1322-$1399, DJ Paterson (Broadfields) 7 hfrs at $1278, Landa Partnership (Leeston) 8 strs at $1165-$1344, Landa Partnership (Leeston) 5 hfrs at $903-$1050, Thomas & Walker (Rakaia) 2 strs at $684, Thomas & Walker (Rakaia) 4 hfrs at $745-$948, Thomas & Walker (Rakaia) 9 cows at $532-$730, MP & CT McDermott (Halswell) 2 strs at $1071-$1282, MP & CT McDermott (Halswell) 2 hfrs at $974-$1066, EJ Harris (Rolleston) 3 strs at $1125-$1338, CJ & AJ Matteron (Rangiora) 2 strs at $881-$957, CJ & AJ Matterson (Rangiora) 2 hfrs at $909-$1311, Camcam Family Trust (Halswell) 5 strs at $1176-$1411.

Store cattle

Values: The market was firm to stronger than last week.

Sales included: LP Stratford (Sandy Knolls) 5 steers at at $960, Loch Levin Farm (Rotherham) 4 strs at $1050 and 15 hfrs at $665 to $725, Oliver K Ltd (Culverden) 20 hfrs at $555 to $595, L P Stratford (Sandy Knolls) 5 strs at $960, DJ & M Dillon (Oxford) 21 hereford cross rising two year old strs at $600 to $865, Kenn Partnership (Gebbes Pass) 6 friesian rising 3 yr strs at $800, AR & JA Waters Farm (Motukarara) 6 herf x 18 month hfrs at $715.

- The Press

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