Merino wether lambs sold to an average of $101, with prices ranging from $64.5 to $135 on AuctionsPlus.
An 83% clearance was found for the 8,965 head offered.
A line of 731 Marlu blood Woolgrower wether lambs offered by ‘Marlu Pastoral’ of Dadswells Bridge, VIC found the top price.
The lambs weighed 40 kgs, have a 2.2” skin and are heading to South Australia. Numbers were bolstered by 4,180 head of wether lambs offered by ‘Jigsaw farms’ of Hensley Park, VIC. The lambs averaged $89, with the majority heading to Keith, SA.
Merino wethers averaged $103 and ranged from $85 to $128. The 1,590 head offered found a 100% clearance.
The top price went to 210 woolgrower wethers offered by ‘TJ & AE Oliver’ from Talwood, QLD. The wethers are 2 years old, weigh 52 kgs, have a 2″ skin, are bred from Egelabra blood and are on their way to Tamworth, NSW.
Another highlight saw a line of Woolgrowers offered by account ‘Hollow Family Partnership’ of Warialda Rail, NSW make $124. The wethers are 32-34 months, weigh 54 kgs, have a 3” skin and found a buyer in Tamworth, NSW.
Merino ewes averaged $122, found a 67% clearance and ranged from $95 to $151.50. This top price went to a line of Pooginook Merino blood ewes offered by ‘Bimbil P/L’ from St George, QLD.
These NSM ewes are 4.5 years old, 60kgs, have a 2.5” skin and are heading south to Carinda, NSW.
Crossbred lambs continue their stellar run with a 93% clearance for the 3,701 head offered. Prices ranged from 325c to 488c and averaged 394c, 12c up on last week.
Ongoing demand for both crossbred wool and meat are no doubt contributing to their continued success.
The top price went to a line of mixed sex Dorset Border Leicester/Merino lambs offered by ‘DG & PM Cummins’ of Taralga, NSW. The lambs are 27kgs, have a 1” skin and are heading to Cowra, NSW.