This mob from Willangie, VIC was scanned in lamb to White Suffolk rams and sold for $231.
Sheep and lamb numbers swelled this week to 56,917 head – 14,000 greater than last week.
Clearance held firm as buyers flocked online, with the 404 unique buyers logged into sheep sales throughout the week. New season suckers continued to roll in online as 20,000 head were offered for an 80% clearance.
Merino hoggets, sold from $75 to $231, to average $156. While mixed age proven Merino breeders sold from $82 to $137, with an average of $118.
There were 14,700 Merino wether lambs offered, which saw an average of $96 across the board and were topped by a line of 40kg, April/May 17 drop lambs from Lameroo, SA, and sold for $121.50.
There was a slighter offering of First Cross ewes this week. Four year old Border Leicester/Merino ewes with 2nd cross White Suffolk lambs at foot from Stawell, VIC sold for $290.
While 14 month old ewes from Nyngan, NSW which were scanned in lamb Border Leicester rams, sold for $241.
As the season opens, suckers continue to hit the market, trying to fill buyer appetite. First cross 32kg mixed sex suckers from Howlong, NSW sold for $134.50, while suckers from Coonamble, NSW sold for $132.50.
Store lamb sales by weight:
22kg to 24 kg made $80.50 to $113 to average $96 or 407c/kg live
27 kg to 29 kg made $88 to $132 to average $104 or 361c/kg live
30 kg to 33 kg made $84 to $134.50 to average $111 or 350c/kg live
34 kg to 36 kg made $109 to $117 to average $111 or 314c/kg live
37 kg to 39 kg made $101 to $118.50 to average $112 or 293c/kg live