Merino ewe lambs sell to $169 on AuctionsPlus

Merino-ewes---youngMerino ewe lambs sold between $88 and $169 to average $138, up 23% from the previous week on AuctionsPlus.

The top price went to a lot of well-bred future breeders averaging 37kgs from JAB Shorter & Son of Burren Junction NSW.

Lambs continued to be well represented across yardings this week with numbers totalling just shy of 62,000 head across two lamb sales.

Young Merino ewes on the market remained strong, averaging $170 with the top price of $243 coming from a flock with Panorama bloodlines from Robe, SA. Increased competition saw lots of ewes and lambs sell tightly between $129 and $165 to average $151.

Merino wether lambs saw substantial offerings on the box this week, however, prices dipped slightly to average $97 which was attributed to an overall lower weight range.

In addition to this, wether hoggets sold between $80 and $132.50 to average $105. The top price went to two stand out lines from ‘The Willows’ in Euroa, VIC which are headed south-west to Ballarat.

Grown wethers sold well to average $97, 22% higher than this time last year, these strong prices are attributed to the positive seasonal outlook which has proven to boost buyer confidence in the sector.

First cross ewe lambs continued to blossom in numbers with strong yardings across VIC, SA, and NSW. Prices remained steady to average $179 with a range between $128 and $253.

The top price went to a tidy line of September shorn future breeders from Kaniva, VIC which are headed across to Ballarat.

Older first cross ewes sold between $134 and $294.50 with the top price going to a lot of vendor bred 67kg ewes from Western Flat in SA.

Store lambs represented a strong consignment of numbers this week with several vendors offering large runs of wethers and mixed sexes.

Calvory Pastoral Co from Crookwell, NSW and HM Bates from Munro, VIC had 3000 and 4000 head respectively of mixed-sex suckers on offer which was sold locally.

Stand out lines included a tidy run of White Suffolk/Border Leicester/Merino suckers from Lake Fyans in Victoria which averaged 43kgs and made $131.

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