Prime lamb prices firm at Cantebury sales

Last updated 08:40 28/03/2014

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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

A good yarding of prime lambs saw the market remain firm at Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch, this week.

Values were:

Prime sheep

A large yarding of prime sheep, met with similar demand as last week's sale.

Values: Top ewes $105 - $115 (Odd sale up tp $120); medium ewes 76 - $98; lighter wwes 50 - $65

Sales inlcuded: Jared Tooley (Whiterock) 43 ewes at $69 - $88, David Patullo (Peraki) 17 es at $84 - $96, JA Allen (Greenpark) 27 es at $109 - $118, Davaar Ltd (Greta Valley) 125 es at $60 - $111, G Taylor (Oxford) 8 es at $84 - $115, Cooks Farm (Hokitika) 200 es at $61 - $117, ER Harrington (Takamatua) 16 es at $69, Braeburn Farm (Hawarden) 36 es at $92 - $110, CG & C Hill (Greenpark) 19 es at $60 - $115, Graycroft (Motukarara) 16 es at $76 - $95, Strathblane (Hawarden) 11 es at $76 - $111, Hill Bro's (Ngahere) 68 es at $104 - $120, Island Hills Station (Culverden) 94 es at $63 - $100, C MacDonald (Halswell) 10 es at $71 - $104, Pickering Family (Blue Duck Valley) 23 es at $71 - $85, JR & NR Oakley (Glenroy) 75 es at $74 - $85.

Prime lambs

Good yarding of prime lambs saw the market remain firm on previous sale.

Values: Heavy lbs $120 - $126; Good lms $112 - $118; Medium lms $95 - $108; Lighter lms $85 - $92.

Sales included: GL & MA Smith (Tai Tapu) 12 lms at $100 - $108, C & C Dennis (Glenroy) 64 lms at $98, MJ Banks (Loburn) 12 lms at $95, TN Bitmead (Oxford) 8 lms at $97, P & H Heddell (Okains Bay) 16 lms at $95, AR Owen (Prebbleton) 60 lms at $98, Braeburn Farm (Hawarden) 9 lms at $105, AJ Grant (Irwell) 15 lms at $105, T Manera (Ross) 8 lms at $109, J & J Hay (Ladbrooks) 21 lms at $97 - $101, B Campbell (Leeston) 7 lms at $116, CK Earl (Hawarden) 17 lms at $114 - $126, G Johns (Culverden) 28 lms at $93 - $108, Palmside Station (Culverden) 19 lms at $116 - $120, Ben Lomond (Culverden) 27 lms at $96 - $111, M Ward (Manderville) 6 lms at $125, M Gray (Kaikoura) 12 lms at $101, Broadgate Farm (Darfield) 41 lms at $115 - $122.

Store lambs

Good yarding of quality store lambs saw the market increase in value buy $5 - $6 per head with a strong gallery of spirited buyrs present.

Values: Top lms $80 - $88; Good lms $70 - $78; Medium lms $60 - $68; Lighter lms $50 - $57

Sales included: AR Owen (Prebbleton) 143 lms at $86 - $89, C & C Dennis (Glenroy) 387 lms at $80 - $83, Cooks Farm (Hokitika) 162 lms at $69 - $82, Island Hills Station (Culverden) 101 lms at $70 - $92, ER Godsiff (Kaikoura) 113 lms at $69 - $80, D McCartney (Balcairn) 18 lms at $83, Sunhavn Ltd (Gebbies Pass) 53 lms at $60 - $74, MacBeth & Dann (Cashmere) 25 lms at $70 - $80.

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Prime cattle

CJ Bunting (Greenpark) 2 steers at $1133 - $1298 and 1 heifer at $1020, AH & B Mitchell (Weedons) 2 steers at $1155 - $1340, R Garters (Halswell) 5 steers at $1150 - $1296, Savannah Farm (Leeston) 10 steers at $1139 - $1245, Mission Downs (Loburn) 1 heifer at $1123, Campbell Farms (Loburn) 3 heifers at $1125, Malcolm P/Ship (Duvachelle) 4 heifers at $1079 - $1494, WT $ AJ Barton (Leeston) 8 heifers at $709 - $1026, DC & SM Farmer (Tai Tapu) 2 cows at $672 - $992, Camcam Family Trust (Halswell) 1 cow at $710, L & T Farms Ltd (Leeston) 1 bull at $1638.

Store cattle

Mt Potts Lodge (Mt Somers) 11 ang 2 yr heifers at $730 - $760 and 11 ang 18 mnth heifers at $645 - $670, DA Newton (Staveley) 16 ang 2yr heifers at $585 - $665, WT & AJ Barton (Leeston) 4 heref x 2yr steers at $780, BJ Gray (Staveley) 21 ang x and SHX 2yr steers at $450 - $585, RW Stevenson (Oxford) 4 welsh black 2yr steers at $550, Eriskay Family Trust (Loburn) 7 MG 18 mnth steers at $655 and 10 MG 18 mnth heifers at $590 - $600.

- The Press

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