Store and prime lamb prices up at Canterbury sales

Last updated 07:23 14/03/2014

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Prime lamb prices ease at Canterbury sales Heavy ewes in strong demand at Coalgate Prime sheep prices ease at Canterbury sales Heavy lambs hold value at Coalgate Prime lamb market strong at Canterbury sales Prime ewe prices rise slightly at Coalgate Cattle prices ease at Canterbury sales Spring lamb prices up slightly at Coalgate Strong store lamb demand at Coalgate Lamb demand exceeds supply at Coalgate

Store lambs lifted $5 to $7 a head on the back of last week's good rainfall at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

Top store lambs made $70 to $85.

The prime lamb market also rose for the most part by $4 to $5 a head from last week with top lambs at $119 to $126. Prime ewes were up $3 to $5 with top ewes at $99 to $112 and the odd sale to $122.

The prime cattle market eased 5c/kg from last week with steers making 200c/kg to 215c and sales reaching 223c.

Prime lambs

Values: In a small yarding of prime lambs all grades except lambs over 23 kilograms increased in value by $4 to $5 a head. Heavy lambs made $119 to $126, medium $105 to $115 and lighter $85 to $100.

Sales included: KD Thompson (Cust) 7 lambs at $119, AJ Grant (Irwell) 15 lms at $104, Tara Holdings (Hororata) 35 lms at $107 - $119, GL & MA Smith (Tai Tapu) 6 lms at $109, JE Evans (Aitkens) 20 lms at $115 - $126,M Hopkinson (Ohoka) 34 lms at $102, Nonoti Partnership (Cheviot) 11 lms at $123, M H Chapman (Chch) 14 lms at $98-$121, G R & K M Miller (Southbridge) 7 lms at $106-$113, V J & R B Payne (Loburn) 13 lms at $106, Sinclair Contracting (Sefton) 25 lms at $97-$111, L McClintock (Cheviot) 36 lms at $121-$125, J A Carroll (Southbridge) 39 lms at $91-$103, T J & F M Burrows (Horrelville) 61 lms at $91-$111, S W Brannigan (Southbridge) 11 lms at $103-$124, Lansdowne Resources (Tai Tapu) 10 lms at $119, Thistledew Ltd (Kaiapoi) 34 lms at $91-$106, Rosco Holdings (Redwood) 30 lms at $99-$105, R V & M K Masefield (Goughs Bay) 61 lms at $100-$120.

Prime ewes

Values: Prime sheep prices rose $3 to $5 per head across a medium yarding. Top ewes made $99 to $112 with the odd sale to $122, medium $80 to $95, lighter $52 to $65.

Sales included: AM Louis (Yaldhurst) 15 ewes at $80 - $133, DE & PR Houston (Greenpark) 5 es at $75, C Fitjer (Claverley) 25 es at $83 - $91, Hillview P/Ship (Oxford) 75 es at $58 - $84, JR & NR Oakley (Glenroy) 68 es at $90 - $97, Tara Holdings (Hororata) 14 es at $90, R Cornelius (Halswell) 9 es at $99, Lowry P/Ship (Omihi) 121 es at $86 - $108, PFR Boag Jnr (Greta Valley) 5 es at $103, DW Tilson (Sedgemere) 18 es at $99 - $114, ME Hopkinson (Ohoka) 11 es at $70 - $89, KA & NA Thelning (Le Bons Bay) 63 es at $82 - $96, D Pattullo (Peraki) 199 es at $57 - $90, Mr E Moke (Rapaki) 6 es at $70 - $105, Grange Hill Deer Farm (Kaikoura) 32 es at $66 - $77, Mt Vulcan (Omihi) 27 es at $86-$94, Ashleybank Farming (Ashley) 47 es at $79-$113, Island Bay Partnership (Island Bay) 69 es at $65-$96, John Bowler (Leeston) 21 wthrs $82-$116, Davral Downs (Springfield) 15 es at $74-$94, M P & J Schluter (Ohoka) 24 es at $65-$93, J M & P L Ward (West Melton) 27 es at $40-$99, M Goddard (Okuku) 44 es at $65-$101.

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Store lambs

Values: A good yarding of store lambs lifted $5 to $7 a head following the substantial Canterbury rainfall the previous week. Top lambs made $70 to $85, medium $60 to $68 and lighter $45 to $58.

Sales included: J & R Stevenson (Cheviot) 125 ram lambs at $65 - $75, 147 ewe lms at $71 - $73 and 56 m/s lms at $69 - $78, RD & ML Lough (Dunsandel) 87 m/s lms at $54 - $67, PR Barrett (Kaituna) 53 m/s lms at $61 - $76, KD & SI Topp (Kaikoura) 153 m/s lms at $61 - $87, RS & SK Lough (Kaituna) 174 m/s lms at $52 - $73, Island Hills Station (Culverden) 281 m/s lms at $56 - $86, HJ Menzies (Menzies Bay) 56 m/s lms at $64 - $73, Mt Vulcan Ltd (Omihi) 300 male lms at $68-$85, J W & J Tasker (Brookside) 37 m/s lms at $73, C B Thacker (Okains Bay) 166 m/s lms at $31-$39, Spray Point Station (Waihopai Valley) 516 m/s lms at $23-$63, Stokes Farming (Carleton) 38 m/s lms at $50-$65.

Prime cattle

Values: In a smaller yarding the quality was mixed and the market eased 5c/kg from last week. Steers made 200c/kg to 215c with sales to 223c, heifers 190c to 210c with sales to 224c, cows 100c to 140c with sales to 152c and bulls 170c to 203c.

Sales included: M B Hedges (Harewood) 5 steers at $1039 to $1237, Thomas Dairy (Oxford) 5 strs at $1617 to $1727, Milns Road Farm (Halswell) 2 strs at $1388, L Chilwell (Oxford) 7 strs at $1048 to $1188, CJ&VP Patterson (Leeston) 5 strs at $1187 to $1471 and4 heifers at $1030 to $1128, JPH&PM Mitychell (Mairehau) 5 strs at $1341 to $1504, AJ Grant (Irwell) 2 strs at $1097 - $1482, R Cornelius (Prebbleton) 2 strs at $1266 - $1336, J Mattson (Rakaia) 3 strs at $1060 - $1402, Okuti Farm (Okuti Valley) 8 strs at $1060 - $1403, V & S Wigram (Le Bons Bay) 1 str at $897, MJ McCallum (Motukarara) 4 strs at $817 - $931, 2 hfrs at $1128 and 3 cows at $1005 - $1193, JD Pike (Okuti Valley) 2 hfrs at $1165 - $11993.

- The Press

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