Merino ewe hoggets rose $6 on last week to sell from $145 to $285, and average $200 on AuctionsPlus.
The top priced lot from Port Vincent, SA was a line of Leahcim blood May/June 18’ drop 67kg unjoined future breeders.
While July/Aug 18’ drop 43kg Outback MPM blood ewe lambs from Nyngan, NSW sold to $211.
Young Merino breeders, 2 to 4 years old sold from $140 to $243, averaging $200. 4 year old Haddon Rig blood ewes from Walgett, NSW sold $232.
These ewes are scanned in lamb to Merino rams. 3 to 4 year old Wilgunya blood unjoined ewes from Talwood, QLD sold to $145 and will stay in Queensland. Proven 4 year old and older Merino breeders sold from $92 to $250 to average $172, up $7 on last week.
Merino wether lambs sold from $86 to $151, averaging $121, while Merino wether hoggets and grown wethers sold from $93 to $165, to average $125.
The top price lot was a line of 2 year old, 22kg dress weight, Egelabra and Mullengudgery blood wethers from Weilmoringle, NSW selling to a processor for 753c/kg dw.
Other Merino wether highlights included; 37kg April/May 19’ drop new season Poll Merino lambs from Coonamble, NSW sell for $151 and will head down to a buyer at Wagga, NSW; 36kg June/July 18’ drop woolgrowers from Booroowa sell for $154 to a buyer at Horsham, VIC; 30kg April/May 19’ drop lambs from Molong, NSW sell to a buyer in Bendigo, VIC for $133.
There was a limited offering for First Cross Border Leicester/Merino ewes and ewe lambs online this week.
The top priced lot was a line of 2 to 3 year old joined ewes from Alma Park, NSW selling for $380, this mob has 21kg White Suffolk suckers at foot. 12 to 13 month old unjoined Talbragar and Avoca blood future breeders from Dunedoo, NSW sold $231.
9,522 new season store lambs were offered online this week. Demand was strong with an 81% clearance as producers look to feed lambs to hit the trade and heavy lamb markets.
• Mar/Apr-19 drop, 36.3kg, 2ndX Poll Dorset mixed sex suckers, from WELLINGTON New South Wales, sold for 1041c/kg lw/$175
• Apr/May-19 drop, 35.2kg, 2ndX Poll Dorset mixed sex suckers, from MANILDRA New South Wales, sold for 1015c/kg lw/$165.5
• Mar/Apr-19 drop, 37.6kg, Poll Dorset/Dohne mixed sex suckers, from BALDRY New South Wales, sold for 926c/kg lw/$165
• Mar/Apr-19 drop, 34.6kg, Dorset/Merino mixed sex suckers, from GRENFELL New South Wales, sold for 967c/kg lw/$161.5
• Apr/May-19 drop, 38.4kg, White Suffolk/Merino mixed sex suckers, from MOAMA New South Wales, sold for 913c/kg lw/$159
• Apr/May-19 drop, 35.5kg, Australian White/Australian White mixed sex suckers, from DUBBO New South Wales, sold for 910c/kg lw/$153
• May/May-19 drop, 31.7kg, Poll Dorset/Merino mixed sex suckers, from GALORE New South Wales, sold for 1006c/kg lw/$150
• Mar/Apr-19 drop, 31.4kg, Border Leicester/Merino wether suckers, from LAMEROO South Australia, sold for 1121c/kg lw/$148
• Apr/May-19 drop, 27.1kg, 2ndX White Suffolk mixed sex suckers, from BLAYNEY New South Wales, sold for 1226c/kg lw/$146