Bidding peaks at $184 for lambs

Solid bidding for prime ewes was sustained with a pen of big ewes reaching $194 per head.

Top lambs earned bids ranging from $160-$184 at Coalgate.

Final bid $171 for heavy lambs

Ewe prices were unchanged at Christchurch sales.

Bidding reached $171 for the top prime lambs at the Christchurch sale.

Punt pays off to get onto deer board

Geraldine deer farmer Kris Orange has been elected to the board of Deer Industry New Zealand.

South Canterbury deer farmer Kris Orange has been elected to the Deer Industry New Zealand board.

Top ewes near $200 mark

Prime ewes were in demand with the market rising $2-$3 from last week.

So close - a pen of prime ewes nearly made $200 at Christchurch livestock sales.

Heavy lambs up $3 to reach $168

Heavy lambs came in for spirited bidding.

Cheviot lambs topped the prime lamb market at $168 each at Christchurch sales.

Stockyard-topping lambs make $170

The ewe market was steady with top ewes not reaching the peak of previous weeks.

Top prime lambs ranged from $155-$170 at the Coalgate livestock sale.

Ewe market peaks at $176

Prime ewes continued to sell well with only heavy ewes easing in price.

Heavy ewe prices go back a bit, but still reach high of $176.

Ewe prices ease slightly

Ewe prices came off their good run.

Ewe prices ease slightly

Wool prices unravel

Farmers are not always covering their costs for shearing their sheep.

There's no easy fix to the wool industry which is in a trough following low demand and the inroads of synthetics.

Tough end to wool season

Hollow demand for crossbred wool is not helping sheep farmers.

Wool prices fell at the last Christchurch sale of the season

First chilled meat for China

A consumer in a Beijing supermarket shopping for frozen meat. New Zealand chilled meat will soon be available.

Chinese consumers will soon have the option of choosing New Zealand chilled meat - but it will be more expensive than frozen.

Prime sheep rise $5-$6

Prime ewes gained in value by an extra $5-$6 a head.

Prime sheep rise $5-$6

Top ewes make $184

Top ewes sold for good money at Coalgate.

Close to the $200 mark but not close enough - ewes sold for up to $184 at Coalgate.

Te Mania's record $1m-plus bull sales

The Wilding family before the sale with PGG Wrightson Livestock Agent

The Wildings of Conway Flat brought in more than $1m from their bull sale.

Top lambs peak at $165

The best prime lambs peaked at $165.

The winter market for prime lambs remains high.

Top lambs extend to $163

Top prime lambs made $150 - $163.

Cream of lamb yarding makes $163 at Coalgate livestock sales

Prime lambs in hot demand

The prime lamb market made a good gain.

Demand ratchets up for prime lambs at Christchurch sales.

Heavy lambs scale to $169

Prime lambs were in demand with heavier types making $145-$169.

The best prime lambs nearly made $170 at Coalgate.

Prime lambs gain $4-$5

Prime lambs continue to make good prices.

Lamb market rises $4-$5 at Christchurch livestock sales.

Demand rises for smaller store lambs

Lambs made good winter prices.

The best store lambs made $109, but smaller lambs were the most sought after at Coalgate.

Top ewes command $160

Buyers were prepared to pay more for prime ewes at Coalgate.

Buyers prepared to pay an extra $2-$5 for prime ewes at the Coalgate sale.

Top lambs peak at $148

The lamb market retained its value.

The best prime lambs reached $148 at Christchurch livestock sales.

Coalgate lambs rise $1-$2

Prime lambs rose in price in a medium yarding at Coalgate.

Across the weight grades prime lambs increased $1-$2 at Coalgate livestock sales.

Ewes prices rise $3-$5

Prime ewes had a good sale.

Ewes increased in value by $3-$5 at Christchurch livestock sales

Ballance boat to nowhere

The NM Cherry Blossom with a load of phosphate headed to New Zealand, made it as far as Port Elizabeth in South Africa ...

Vessel containing US$5m worth of phosphate bound for NZ detained in South Africa.

More milk to come from north

Extra milk needed by the world is likely to come from the northern hemisphere.

New Zealand will struggle to be a significant player in dairy demand in next five years.

Local herefords sell big at Beef Expo

Matatoki Hereford Stud's Matatoki  Oklahoma 1529 was judged the supreme hereford bull at Beef Expo.

South Canterbury herefords were among the big sellers at Beef Expo.

Another $3-$4 rise for prime lambs

Lamb rose $3-$4 a head.

The prime lamb market maintained its upwards trajectory at Christchurch livestock sales.

Prime lambs lift $1-$2

Coalgate's prime lamb market made a small gain.

Prime lambs were in demand at the Coalgate sale.

Halfbred wool market volatile

Stonyhurst, from North Canterbury, runs 10,000 halfbred sheep and nearly 40 per cent of the farm's sheep income comes ...

The coarser end of halfbred wool has slipped back in value since the highs of the last couple of years.

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