They were aged 8-9 months and weighing 65kg, with the buyers in Glen Innes & Ballarat secured a line each.
Sheep numbers totaled 111,026 in AuctionsPlus’ final full week of trading for the year. Lambs continued to be well represented with 53,840 head offered in Tuesday’s Lamb Sale.
The Nareen Station Annual Production Sale saw approximately 2500 x 2 year old Merino ewes and 2500 x 5 year old Merino Ewes on offer, while most of the stock offered in Tasmania were snapped up by bidders on the mainland.
Merino Ewe Hoggets averaged $178, and sold between $96.5 and $222.5. The top priced line of 430 head originated from Nyngan, NSW.
Aged 15-16 months and weighing 47kg, the NSM Poll Merino ewes were purchased out of Weethalle, NSW.
Over half of young breeders listed were derived from the Nareen Station Production Sale. Young breeders sold between $89.5 and $233, to average $187.
Top price was recorded by the second draft of 575 maiden 2 year old Merino ewes, bred on Nareen Station, Nareen VIC. Weighing 55kg the girls are bound for Coleraine, VIC.
Proven Breeders were well supplied and mixed in quality, averaging $156. Prices ranged from $107 to $232, for a line of 515 NSM ewes from Dunedoo, NSW aged 4.5 years and weighing 64kg.
A line from Keith, SA, Apr/May 17 drop lambs weighing 49kg sold for $220. 1st X Ewe Hoggets sold from $150 – $200, to average $175.
The top priced line of 300 head from Louth, NSW were aged 12-13 months, weighing 45kg and purchased out of Koorawatha, NSW. A single line of 1st X Young Breeders were sold this week for $270. Comprising of 185 NSM ewes aged 32-33 months, these young breeders weighed 67kg and were offered out of Branxholme, VIC.
Merino Wether lambs were well supplied, to average $104. Prices ranged from $76 to $124 for a line of 400 woolgrower wether lambs from Nareen Station.
Weighing 31kg and Aug/Sept 2017 drop, they are headed to Casterton, VIC. Merino Wether hoggets sold to a top price of $113 for a line of 960 Poll Merino Woolgrower wethers from Thallon, QLD, aged 15 to 16 months and weighing 43kg.