Prime lamb market increases $4-$5 a head at Canterbury livestock sales

Lambing time - the Southland ewe on the right has just given birth to the large single lamb and the twins on left are ...
Robyn Edie

Lambing time - the Southland ewe on the right has just given birth to the large single lamb and the twins on left are coming to investigate.

Demand strengthened for prime lambs resulting in prices rising $4-$5 at livestock sales at Canterbury Agricultural Park, in Christchurch, this week.

The best lambs made $189 a head.

 Heavy ewes made $130-$150 in an unchanged market from last week.

Top store lambs made $115-$122.

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Values: A good line up met with strong demand. Prices increased $4-$5 across all weights with the top price going to a pen of four southdown lambs from Lincoln for $189.

Sales included: Waipuna Farm (Irwell) 43 lambs at $174-$178, A George (Prebbleton) 14 lms at $146-$161, JJ Cridge (Kirwee) 98 lms at $146-$168, A & M Thomas (Kaikoura) 23 lms at $149-$179, Westacre Farm (Sheffield) 114 lms at $135-$164, Searle Contracting (Hororata) 90 lms at $164-$177, D Waddy (Domett) 17 lms at $149-$171, P Purchas (Hawarden) 58 lms at $150-$183, Tait P/ship (Ashburton) 72 lms at $170-$178, Glenbrae (Blenheim) 19 lms at $166, A Reed (Blenheim) 12 lms at $171, R & A Bennett (Broadfields) 8 lms at $173, Hill Bros (Ngahere) 7 lms at $185, BJ Cowen (Cust) 28 lms at $163-$181, S Helps (Akaroa) 19 lms at $136-$180, GT & JT Smith (Brookside) 104 lms at $150-$161, Whiterock Mains (Whiterock) 22 lms at $135-$150, The Gums Partnership (Cheviot) 10 lms at $186-$187, Stonyhurst Partnership (Greta Valley) 109 lms at $130-$186, BT & BC Fisler (Greenpark) 14 lms at $180-$191, IC & CL Ford (Hawarden) 21 lms at $139-$159, IR James (Sefton) 74 lms at $127-$164, GS Donald (Balcairn) 12 lms at $185-$187, RDG &PA McIntosh (Culverden) 11 spring lms at $140.

Prime sheep

Values: A medium yarding met with good demand this week. Ewe prices remained on a par with last week. Heavy ewes made $130-$150, medium $110-$125 and light $75-$95. Heavy lambs $175-$189, good $160-$172, medium $145-$158 and lighter $130-$140.

Sales included: KA Gilbert (Irwell) 9 ewes at $145, Hill Bros (Ngahere) 39 es at $130-$147, Rosevilla (Tai Tapu) 74 es at $104-$149, RD & JM Morris (Rangiora) 5 es at $157, Westacre Farm (Sheffield) 75 es at $93-$115, Wrightco (Sheffield) 19 es at $95-$115, Kahautara Farm (Kirwee) 48 es at $84-$123, D Waddy (Domett) 35 es at $150, MA & JA Sidey (Glenmark Drive) 12 es at $129-$146, AC Sidey (Hawarden) 10 es at $100-$135, 26 es at $113-$141, RD & LJ Potts (Greenpark) 12 1 Shear es at $111-$133, Newlands Farm ( Amberley) 40 es at $135-$140, Kawatea Farm (Okains Bay) 12 es at $118, RDG & PA MacIntosh (Culverden) 10 es at $147, PJ Woods (Inland Rd) 13 es at $119, Bowron Partnership (Waiau) 132 es at $91-$125, BT &BL Fisher (Greenpark) 13 es at $101-$137, RJ & GM Dobby (Waiau) 20 es at $102-$123, Glenmark Sprin Partnership (Waipara) 56 es at $117-$139.

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Store sheep

Values: A light yarding of store lambs. The best lambs made $115-$122, medium $90-$100, light $50-$70.

Sales included: A Urquhart (Hickory Bay) 33 mixed sex lambs at $91, Richon P/ship (Lees Valley) 153 ewe lambs at $96-$122, PD Kemp (Blenheim) 110 merino ewe hoggets at $76-$102, AD Saunders (Waipara) 11 ewes with 12 lms at foot $114, TR & MM Gorton (Rangiora) 27 m/s lms at $110.

Prime cattle

Values: Prime steers made $2.85/kg-$3.26.

Sales included: D C Carter (Teddington) 14 angus steers at $1472-$1638, Drinnan Investments (Prebbleton) 6 hereford cross strs at $1637-$1704, S W C Ent (Saltwater Creek) 9 charolais x strs at $1372-$1660 & 14 ang x hfrs at $1442-$1517, P F & C L Smith (Weedons) 6 herf x strs at $1609-$1032, L P Stratford (Weedons) 4 friesian x strs at $1510-$1972, The Bridge Farm (Irwell) 6 belgium blue strs at $1579-$2078 & 11 belg blue hfrs at $1274-$1759, Willdo Farming (Leeston) 3 charolais strs at $1791 & 2 char hfrs at $1448-$1581, MitchSix Ltd (Rangiora) 3 ang strs at $1387, W & P Summerfield 2 herf x strs at $1404-$1513, D Rudd Ltd (Rangiora) 5 ang x strs at $1228-$1513, N & T Pulley (Leithfield) 3 herf x strs at $1320-$1609, M Fleming (Rotherham) 2 ang x sts at $1656, F N De Visser (Loburn) 4 murray grey hfrs at $1308-$1487, J M & M R Foster (Leeston) 2 herf x hfrs at $1260-$1449,  GRS Construction (Tai Tapu) 12 strs at $1580 to $1783, Bush Farm (Leeston) 3 strs at $1434 to $1635, 5 hfrs at $1475 to $1541, M & L Alfeld (Leeston) 4 strs at $1811, 1 hfr at $1655, O Alfeld (Leeston) 3 strs at $1570 to $1674, 1 hfr at $1779, G White (Tai Tapu) 7 strs at $1030 to $1610, 3 hfrs at $1174 to $1357, R Rae (Kaiapoi) 4 strs at $1593, AD Millar (Ladbrooks) 1 str at $1095, 3 hfrs at $1096, P & D Johnson (Irwell) 2 strs at $1368, G Lewthwaite (Little River) 3 strs at $1018 to $1315, Skilling P/ship (Leeston) 2 cows at $800 to $915, Richards P/ship (Okuku) 2 bulls at $1085.

Store cattle

Sales included: M I Jenkins (Port Levy) 15 angus/hereford cross steers at $1160-$1320, Greenfields Farm (Aylesbury) 14 herf x strs at $1270-$1450 & 13 herf x  heifers at $1160-$1185, Sinclair Contracting (Sefton) 9 ang x yearling strs at $955-$1100 & 14 ang x yrlg hfrs at $955-$1005, Four Winds (Oxford) 7 herf x yrlg strs at $1130, D C Leach (Scargill) 34 herf x yrlg hfrs at $855-$960, G L Burgess (Leeston) 83 friesian & fries x bulls at $740-$990, D C Leach (Scargill) 67 fries bulls at $650-$810,    Skilling P/ship (Leeston) 20 ang x strs at $1335 to $1455, WJ Wyllie (Oxford) 17 herf/fries x strs at $1230 to $1275, A & G Bird (Oxford) 29 herf/fries x strs at $1000 to $1150, Shaffrey P/ship (Rotomanu) 18 herf/fries x ylg strs at $850 to $990, 12 herf/fries x ylg hfrs at $845 to $935, GW Lewthwaite (Little River) 8 herf hfrs at $865, D & B Friend (Whataroa) 10 ang herf x ylg strs at $990 to $1100, A Grant (Leeston) 6 fries xylg bulls at $880, P & D Johnson (Irwell) 91 fries x ylg bulls at $605-$850.

 

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