Ewe hoggets were well valued with an average price of $155 on AuctonsPlus last week.
These prices ranged from $110 to a top of $212. This was for a line of 320 Merino ewes, aged 1.5 years and weighing 59kg from Nhill, VIC, SIL to White Suffolk rams.
Merino ewes and ewe lambs dominated the listings with a total of 20,500 offered.
The lesser part of this offering was comprised of the ewe lambs, but quality was seen with a top price of $122 for a line of Jul/Aug drop ewes from The Marra, NSW, weighing 36kg, with a 2.5” skin.
Ewe hoggets were well valued with an average price of $155. These prices ranged from $110 to a top of $212. This was for a line of 320 Merino ewes, aged 1.5 years and weighing 59kg from Nhill, VIC, SIL to White Suffolk rams.
Prices eased for young Merino ewe breeders as they averaged $131 and ranged from $70 to $182. Top price belonged to a line of 2.5 year old ewes, 60kg from Bridgewater on London, VIC, SIL to Poll Dorset rams and carrying a 2.5” skin.
Proven breeders continued this slide in price as they averaged $127 and ranged from $70 to $166. This top price was for a line of 4.5 year old ewes, weighing 64kg from Mitiamo, VIC, SIL to White Suffolk rams.
The Merino wether offering steadied on last week with 10,500 head listed. This was met with large buyer interest as clearance was 80pc.
This interest was focused towards younger and lighter wether lambs with an average price of $73 and prices ranging from $43 to $94.
This top price went to a large line of 800 wether lambs, 39kg, Jul/Aug 17 drop from Harden, NSW, off shears. Older wethers averaged $72 and ranged from $69 to $76.
The top price goes to a line of 42kg wethers, 1.5 to 7 years old from Barcaldine, QLD, carrying a 2” skin.
Cross Bred ewes this week had a total offering of 3,925 head, slightly up on last week. Averaging $189 and reaching a top of $227 for a line of 3-4 year old ewes SIL to White Suffolk rams, weighing 75kgs from Lochiel, SA.
Another line of 3.5 year old ewes SIL to Highlander Maternal Rams from Mingbool, SA weighing 73kgs, sold for $215.