Heavy lambs ease at Coalgate livestock sales

Spring lambs in a paddock near Hororata.
DAVID WALKER/STUFF

Spring lambs in a paddock near Hororata.

Heavy lambs softened by $3-$5 a head at livestock sales at Coalgate last week.

Top prime lambs made $175-$185 and other lambs remained the same as the previous week.

In a medium-sized yarding top prime ewes made $145-$160.

A line of merino lambs made $105 in the store lamb market.

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Prime lambs

Values: In another large yarding heavy lambs eased by $3 to $5 per head with other lambs mostly remaining the same. Tops made $175-$185, good $150-$170, medium $130-$150 and light $125-$130

Sales included: Hauora Properties (Aylesbury) 206 lambs at $167-$169, SG Walls & CL Blecher (Amberley) 183 lms at $160-$174, AW & RE Preece (Motukarara) 149 lms at $150-$160, Highfield Enterprise (Courtenay) 110 lms at $140-$176, M & A Talbot (Ashburton) 121 lms at $149-$164, AG & LM Paton (Rangiora) 118 lms at $137-$159, GR & RJ Feast (Aylesbury) 117 lms at $166, Blue Gum Trading (Amberley) 100 lms at $140-$159, TM & AL Fleming (Leeston) 89 lms at $152-$173, Fitzallen Park (Leeston) 90 lms at $144-$170, Brooklands Farm (Leeston) 93 lms at $151-$165, MJ Stanbury (Rolleston) 72 lms at $147-$167, NE Morris (Courtenay) 78 lms at $162-$176, Abilene Farm (Leeston) 73 lms at $149-$182, AR & KJ Maxwell (Amberley) 45 lms at $175, T & J Cameron (Hawarden) 51 lms at $140-$171, PG & NB McKellow (Greta Valley) 43 lms at $157, KF Early (Ashburton) 45 lms at $158-$169, Carter Cropping (Leeston) 38 lms at $150, J & E van Roon (Leeston) 37 lms at $138-$186, The Lakes Station P/ship (Hawarden) 32 lms at $141-$171, G Letham (Ashburton) 29 lms at $189-$190, Braesby Farm (Ashburton) 23 lms at $159-$170, VN & KM Thomas (Ashburton) 21 lms at $169-$170, AP Heslop (Irwell) 17 lms at $159-$160, AJ Lodge & RP McAlister (Rangiora) 10 lms at $165.

Prime ewes

Values: The market remained strong for a medium yarding of ewes. Tops made $145-$160, good $130-$145, medium $100-$120 and light $80-$100.

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Sales incldued: McDonald Downs (Hawarden) 276 ewes at $90-$105, PJ & BS Earl (Scargill) 136 es at $120-$143, Organic Farm Holdings (Waipara) 147 es at $122-$146, Rotoiti (Scargill) 53 es at $106-$128, Maxwelton Stock Co (Scargill) 40 es at $112-$142, GE Morris (Southbridge) 45 es at $150-$152, Glen Allan Pastures (West Melton) 45 es at $136-$146, AB Reverley (Rakaia Gorge) 39 es at $133-$139, AW Thwaites (Hororata) 33 es at $100-$141, BJ & KL O'Carroll (Hawarden) 30 es at $140-$146, G Letham (Ashburton) 21 es at $124-$141, T & J Cameron (Hawarden) 18 es at $142, H Clouston 13 es at $145, Bel Hamed (Amberley) 12 es at $149.

Store sheep

Values: In a smaller yarding a line of merino lambs made up to $105 per head. Smaller lambs are getting harder to place. Tops made $110-$130, good $90-$100 and medium $80-$90.

Sales included: Scotswood (Windwhistle) 431 lambs at $93-$106, Wither Hill (Blenheim) 169 lms at $83-$102, PA Woods (Lethfield) 52 es with 79 lms at foot at $106.

Prime cattle

Values: Steers made $2.85/kg- $3.09, heifers $2.62-$2.93, cows $1.75-$1.94 and bulls $2.20-$2.75.

Sales included; Ashgrove Farm (Dunsandel) 18 steers at $1698-$1716, WG & GR Hutcheon (Springston) 6 strs at $1546-$1692, Vanderweg P/ship (Pendarves) 2 strs at $1287-$1573, GP & KH Bell (Dunsandel) 17 heifers at $1426-$1473, GD & RA Heslop (Leeston) 7 hfrs at $1526, GC & JM Hazlehurst (Ashburton) 5 hfrs at $1082, Vanderweg P/ship (Pendarves) 2 hfrs at $1713, M & A Goodworth (Cust) 5 hfrs at $934-$1053, TM Inch (Rangiora) 2 hfrs at $970-$1468, Valetta Pastures (Valetta) 16 cws at $821-$1065, Kolmar Dairy (Ashburton) 9 cws at $936-$1090, TM Inch (Rangiora) 7 cws at $740-$1170.

Store cattle

Values: In-calf friesian heifers pregnancy tested in-calf with hereford bulls made $1080 to $1180. Rising two-year-old angus and angus cross bulls made $1030.

Sales included: Maireki Heights (Cust) 7 18mth angus/hereford cross steers at $1050, 10 18mth ang/herf x hfrs at $980-$1160, G Woods (Rangiora) 4 18mth ang x hfrs at $1230, P & E (Darfield) 31 yrlg bulls at $540-$680.

 

 

 - Stuff

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