Top lambs rise $5 to reach $190 at Christchurch livestock sales

Heavy lambs were particularly in demand and made high prices.
Robyn Edie

Heavy lambs were particularly in demand and made high prices.

Buyers had to pay an extra $5 for heavy prime lambs at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

The rising market from last week resulted in the heaviest lambs peaking at $190.

Store lambs eased by $2-$4 a head with good lambs still making $120-$128.

The prime ewe market was strong with the heaviest ewes making $170.

READ MORE: Top pen of heavy prime lambs reaches $183 at Christchurch livestock sales

Prime lambs

Values: In a good yarding of prime lambs the market lifted for heavy weight lambs by $5 per head. Heavy lambs made $170-$190, medium $150-$170 and light $125-$145.

Sales included: AA & LW Ellis (Glasnevin) 8 lambs at $149, Cheddar Valley (Waiau) 57 lms at $125-$155, GG & FR Bowman (Prebbleton) 15 lms at $167, Strathblane (Waikari) 11 lms at $144-$188, S Brannigan (Southbridge) 11 lms at $143-$182, Hemingford (Culverden) 10 lms at $190, ME Bedford (Darfield) 21 lms at $145-$188, Kaiwara (Culverden) 19 lms at $136-$155, Ruawai Trust (Kaikoura) 20 lms at $138, OE Bothwell (Halswell) 25 lms at $180, A George (Prebbleton) 12 lms at $166, Glenpark P/Ship (Omihi) 34 lms at $173-$178, TD & SF Anderson (Cheviot) 72 lms at $172-$190, PD & PA Davies (Cheviot) 20 lms at $181, MD & J Burrowes (Rakaia) 33 lms at $148-$166, Read Farming (Ashburton) 111 lms at $175, G McLean (Leeston) 30 lms at $174-$190, D G & K L Chamberlain (Leeston) 58 lms at $180-$189, G T & H M Feary (Kaiapoi) 11 lms at $157, A F & J M Clark (Te Oka) 12 lms at $131, G J & C Philpott (North Loburn) 10 lms at $133-$149, P R & M I Kidd (Kaituna) 38 lms at $141-$157, E & M A Mugford (Ladbrooks) 27 lms at  $144-$165, K R & J M Winter (Spencerville) 30 lms at $130-$151, Amdon Farms (Aylesbury) 9 lms at $166, G W Hulston (Weedons) 24 lms at $164-$174, Grafton Farm (Oxford) 9 lms at $170, F & D Helps Partnership (Akaroa) 17 lms at $140-$150, J A Ranby (Cheviot) 29 lms at $130-$132, R A Carter (Cust) 9 lms at $168, L D & L A Inch (Oxford) 17 lms at $186.

Prime sheep

Values: A strong ewe market resulted from good competition for all grades. The heaviest ewes made $170, heavy $120-$150, medium $90-$110 and lighter $70-$90.

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Sales included: BG & HL Lang (Waipara) 6 ewes at $170, WGS Chisnall (Amberley) 7 es at $153, KA Gilbert (Eyrewell) 13 es at $125-$147, Graycroft P/Ship (Motukarara) 5 es at $113, MA & JA Sidey (Waipara) 24 es at $106-$138, Rocky Peak (Little River) 17 es at $90-$118, Glenpark P/Ship (Omihi) 20 es at $90-$130, AJ Bird (Chertsey) 14 es at $116-$135, Andebrook Farming (Blenheim) 20 es at $119,  Richmond Farm (Cust) 11 es at $97-$124, Kawatea Farm Ltd (Okains Bay) 12 es at $134, J Broadway (Ladbrooks) 18 es at $69-$94, A & P Zuppicich (Kaikoura) 55 es at $51-$101, Amdon Farm (Aylesbury) 10 es at $141, R W Burgess (Ikamatua) 17 es at $86-$113.

Store lambs

Values: Store lambs eased across all weights this week by $3-$4 per head as we get through the lamb season. Good lambs $120-$128, medium $100-$117, lighter $70-$95.

Sales included: CCR Waddy (Blenheim) 78 lambs at $123-$140, RW & KJ Watson (Purau) 92 lms at $112-$125, Sherwood Station (Waiau) 318 ewe lms at $103-$115, Rocky Peak (Little River) 33 lms at $100-$113, Cheddar Valley (Waiau) 27 lms at $120, Bayphil Deer (O xford) 9 ewes/11 lms at foot $98, Casey & Sons (Brookside) 27mixed sex lms at $118, A & P Zuppicich (Inland Road) 22 mixed age in-lamb ewes at $131, Alpenrose Trust (Hanmer Springs) 13 ewes with 13 lambs at foot at $79, J Bruce Hislop (Rakaia) 9 ewes with 16 lambs at $82.

Prime cattle

Values:  Steers made $3.15/kg, heifers $3, cows $1.85 and bulls $2.65.

Sales included: A J Davison (Diamond Habour) 11 hereford steers at $1417-$2026, K G & J A Gillanders (Motukarara) 6 angus cross strs at $1585-$1776, P C Nairn Ltd (Leeston) 3 murray grey strs at $1564-$1993, The Bridge Farm (Springston) 5 belgian blue x strs at $1797-$2132 and 7 belgian blue heifers at $1395-$1728, T L & S J Power (Kaiapoi) 3 hereford ang x strs at $1505-$1514 and 5 herf x hfrs at $1355-$1656,  B Jury (Cust) 2 herf x strs at $1578-$1719, Yarrabee Farm (Omihi) 3 ang strs at $1437, P C Nairn Ltd (Leeston) 1 murray grey hfrs at $1681, G D & B J Olorenshaw (Hawarden) 4 her friesian hfrs at $1365-$1544, D C Adcock (Sefton) 2 herf hfrs at $1750-$1781,   Freshpork NZ (Burnham) 21 strs at $1712 to $1887, JC & RA MacIntosh (Greenpark) 14 strs at $1765 to $2044, Andrew Gardner (Scargill) 1 str at $1915, Mark Borck (Blenheim) 2 strs at $1465 to $1750, Tara Holdings (Hororata) 2 strs at $1295 to $1450 3 hfrs at $1170 to $1470, Brackenridge (Springston) 10 hfrs at $1190 to $1519, RJ & JF Forrester (Omihi) 2 hrs at $1400 to $1573.

Store cattle

Sales included: O & L Broomhall (Ladbrooks) 6 murray grey steers at $1315, S J Davison (Diamond Harbour) 6 hereford cross strs at $1100, Glendhu Farm (Greta Valley) 10 friesian strs at $800-$870, C & C Thornley (Greenpark) 11 herf  yearling strs at $800,  Freshpork NZ (Burnham) 12 ang strs at $1640, 10 herf/fries x ylg strs at $840, 4 limousin strs at $1490, Brackenridge Farm (Springston) 27 ang & ang x strs at $1155 to $1290, 45 ang & ang herf x hfrs at $1010 to $1320, Skilling P/Ship (Leeston) 10 ang x strs at $1580 to $1620, N & L Young (Dunsandel) 5 ang x strs at $1320, 5 ang hfrs at $1200, Moana Coastal (Kaikoura) 9 ang R2 strs at $1015, 4 ang R2 hfrs at $960, Gibralta Farm (Tai Tapu) 5 ang hfrs at $1200, Co-Keefe Farming (Irwell) 17 herf fries x ylg strs at $785 to $825, 10 herf fries x ylg hfrs at $710, RG Wearing (Halswell) 45 herf fries x ylg hfrs at $630 to $735, Cottersville Farm (Rakaia) 9 herf fries x ylg strs at $725, P & D Johnson (Irwell) 139 fries ylg bulls at $720 to $845.

 

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