The top price went to a mob of 400 Poll Merino hoggets from Hallett, SA, averaging 64 kg. The buyer, from Griffith, NSW saw great value in these Collinsville blood, 16-17 month old ewes.
Young and proven Merino breeders averaged $158, and ranged from $60 to $212.
The top price came out of Cooma, NSW to a line of 25-26 month old, Hazeldean blood ewes weighing 57 kg. Merino wether lambs sold strongly this week, with an average purchase price of $101.5.
The top price of $132.5 went to a line of large framed 5-6 month old, 47 kg wethers from Keith, SA. These Dalveen blood wethers are April/May drop and are heading to Dubbo, NSW.
Grown merino wethers sold to a top of $138, and averaged $97. The top price came out of Benalla, VIC for a line of woolgrower wethers. These Wallaloo Park blood wethers are 1.5 years old, 60 kg and will be staying in Benalla.
This week saw another strong lamb sale with 43,175 head being listed. 124 of the 131 lots offered were sold, demonstrating continued buyer confidence in seasonal conditions and feed availability.
Prices ranged from $78 to $150. First cross ewe lambs from Kingston, SA claimed the top price. These future breeders are May to June drop, 38 kg and are heading to Strathdownie, VIC.
Worth a mention was a lone of Poll Dorset/ Border Leicester/ Merino mixed sex lambs from Locksley, VIC. These lambs sold for $133.5, are 3-4 months old, 43 kg and are heading to Bungaree, VIC.
The small supply of Ewes and lambs on offer sold well this week, with a top price of $183 going to a line of 230 first cross girls from Beckom, NSW. The lambs are sired by Burralea Poll Dorset rams, and are on their way to Ungarie, NSW.
13-17 month old Dohne hoggets from Broken Hill found a top price of $166. These Hillview blood ewes weighed in at 47 kg and are on off to Walgett, NSW.