Merino Wether lambs made from $69 to $86 to average $73 on AuctionsPlus.
The top priced lambs were a line of 740 Egelabra blood lambs from Parkes, NSW, Sept/Oct drop and unshorn, weighing 30kg to a local buyer.
This week’s largest lot was 1,090 five-to-six year old Merino wethers from Barcaldine, weighing 49kg with a November jacket, selling for $76 to stay in central QLD.
Movers-and-shakers of the week were a line of 550 Merino Wether lambs from Broken Hill, heading to a new home in Longreach, almost 1,600km away.
1st cross breeder numbers were limited this week. A small line 10-11 month old Ewe lambs from SA, already scanned in Lamb to Composite rams, sold for $230. Older scanned 1st cross Ewes sold to a top of $234 for 18-month old ewes from Tasmania in lamb to Southdown rams.
Scanned Merino ewes were primarily aged ewes, selling from $91 to $152 to average $113.
The top price went to July/August 2011 drop Karawatha blood ewes, January shorn and weighing 59kg, in lamb to Border Leicester rams from SA. Young unjoined Merino ewes sold from $74.50 to $95.
Crossbred lamb numbers are low, with few traditional terminal breed lambs on offer, and Dorpers and composite lambs being the bulk of the numbers.
Store lamb highlights include:
• 520 2nd cross Poll Dorset mixed sex lambs from Cootamundra, NSW weighing 42kg made $131.50
• 320 Composite Wether lambs from SW Victoria weighing 38kg sold for $121.50
• 430 Dorset/Merino mixed sex lambs from central NSW weighing 36kg sold for $110.50
• 850 Dorper Wether lambs form Broken Hill, NSW weighing 35kg sold for $101.50