Prime lamb prices ease at Coalgale sales

Last updated 08:40 07/03/2014

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Prime lamb prices eased in line with a meat schedule drop at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Prime lambs

Values: Lambs were on par with the values of recent weeks except for a slight easing reflecting the predicted meat schedule drop. Tops made $115 - $125, good $105 - $115, medium $95 - $105 and light $85 - $100.

Sales included: Belvedere Montalto Ltd (Montalto) 148 lambs at $100, P & K Gardner (Mayfield) 109 lms at $97 - $124, ML & DK Hide (Oxford) 70 lms at $111, Waimere P/ship (Waikari) 64 lms at $84 - $105, Scotswood Ltd (Hororata) 64 lms at $108 - $115, Hunters Rahu Ltd (Springs Junction) 60 lms at $95, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 55 lms at $90, RP Ridgen (Greendale) 51 lms at $102 - $114, S & E Gilmour (Darfield) 44 lms at $87 - $95, JF & RM Christie (Leeston) 41 lms at $89, SA Greenslade Ltd (Waikari) 39 lms at $92 - $105, RBK P/Ship (Darfield) 38 lms at $100, RJ & HE Hutton (Greenpark) 33 lms at $96 - $103, Rainy River Farms (Amberley) 32 lms at $99, SJ MacKenzie (Amberley) 33 lms at $100 - $119, KC & JE Serra (Aylesbury) 27 lms at $88 - $92, Braesby Farm (Ashburton) 27 lms at $112, IJ & RJ Walsh P/Ship (Christchurch) 23 lms at $96 - $123, AJ & KA Morgan (Ashburton) 23 lms at $95 - $105, CW & HF Parfitt (Springston) 23 lms at $92, Hemingford Ltd (Culverden) 21 lms at $75 - $122, MJ Osborne (West Melton) 15 lms at $115.

Prime ewes

Values: In a sound prime ewe market there was no change in prices from last week. Tops made $100 - $118, good $90 - $100, medium $75 - $90 and light $45 - $70.

Sales included: DG Watson (Russells Flat) 305 ewes at $68 - $101, High Peak Station (Rakaia Gorge) 257 es at $56 - $96, LJ & BR Manera (Ross) 86 es at $85 - $115, JG & LM Murchison (Waipara) 49 es at $48 - $70, Raynham Farm (Darfield) 42 es at $114, RJ Middleton (Springston) 39 es at $69 - $114, Lochaber Downs (Whitecliffs) 36 es at $98, Waimere P/Ship (Waikari) 36 es at $69 - $86, R & J Ewart (Cheviot) 31 es at $75 - $105, SA Greenslade Ltd (Waikari) 22 es at $69 - $86, SE Gilmour (Kimberly) 19 es at $50 - $74, P & K Gardner (Mayfield) 19 es at $106, AG & LM Paton (Springston) 19 es at $74 - $87, Somerset Farm Ltd (Ashburton) 16 es at $70 - $90, Vache Ltd (Oxford) 15 es at $110, JH Ferriman (Charing Cross) 15 es at $81, PA Knight (West Melton) 14 es at $70 - $80.

Store lambs

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Values: Good quality store lambs met with strong demand and sold on par with recent sales. Smaller lines of mixed quality lambs were harder to sell. Tops made $65 - $75, good $55 - $65, medium $40 - $55 and light $20 - $40.

Sales included: J & MA Olorenshaw (Okuku) 314 lambs at $70 - $73, Spye Farming (Omihi) 87 lms at $52 - $65, LC Gardiner Ltd (Waiau) 68 lms at $25, JF & RM Chistie (Leeston) 40 lms at $35 - $64, Stuart Rural Services Ltd (Oxford) 34 lms at $110, Braesby Farm (Ashburton) 26 es at $38 - $60, D Charles (Oxford) 18 lms at $53 - $66, B Squires (Springfield) 12 lms at $69.

Prime cattle

Values: A feature pen of limousin heifers made $2.48/kg and the rest of the yarding earned similar prices to last week. Steers made $2.10/kg - $2.20, heifers $2.15 - $2.48 and cows $1.45- $1.60.

Sales included: Haldon Pastures (Hororata) 5 steers at $1090 - $1340, Alridge Farming (Rangiora) 4 strs at $840, R Gargett (Horreville) 2 strs at $1603 - $1729, M Steen (Oxford) 2 strs at $1207 - $1215, D Price (Okuku) 1 str at $1243, LOCO P/Ship (Oxford) 9 heifers at $899 - $977, Aldridge Farming (Rangiora) 6 hfrs at $846, Rainy River Farm (Amberley) 5 hfrs at $510 - $1019, Cooper Kekem Farm (Akaroa) 4 hfrs at $1015 - $1176, AG & LM Paton (Springston) 4 hfrs at $1334, JDS & NA Wartherston Farm (Rangiora) 3 hfrs at $1051 - $1112, R Gargett (Horreville) 1 hfr at $1344, Castle Hill Station (Porters Pass) 7 cows at $951 - $1073, R & T Dann (Kaiapoi) 4 cows at $631, Wakaepa Farm (Darfield) 1 bull at $1078.

Store cattle

Values: A small yarding of store cattle was made up of mostly calves and the market came under pressure from drying conditions. The 15-month- old steers made $2/kg - $2.20 and bull calves $250 - $300.

Sales included: Aldridge Farming (Rangiora) 3 18mth heifers at $620, Alridge Farming (Rangiora) 1 18mth steer at $620, CL Ross (Hinds) 14 15mth strs at $800, Clearcreek Dairies (Rangiora) 10 15mth hfrs at $350, Manuka Hill 2003 Ltd (Maruia) 2 str calves at $340, Manuka Hill 2003 Ltd (Maruia) 8 bull clvs at $290 - $320, Linde Dairy P/ship (Springs Junction) 5 bull clvs at $200, Westside Olives Ltd (West Melton) 2 bull clvs at $340, Manuka Hill 2003 Ltd (Maruia) 8 clvs at $270 - $305, R & T Dann (Kaiapoi) 4 clvs at $295.

- The Press

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