Merino ewe lambs sold from $62 through to $240, returning an average price of $145, down $29 on last week on AuctionsPlus.
While unjoined Merino ewe hoggets rose by $2 to average $189, with prices ranging between $100 and $265.
The top priced line was a mob of 53kg 12 to 13 month old future breeders from Bethungra, NSW.
Proven Merino breeders averaged $152, holding firm on last week, selling from $81 to $247.
Highlights included 5 year old unjoined Merino ewes from Wellington, NSW selling for $247; 13 to 14 month old Poll Merino hoggets from Hay, NSW selling for $204; and 12 to 14 month old Merino hoggets from Toolleen, VIC making $192.
A total of 17,000 new season Merino wether lambs were offered, seeing 82% clearance and prices rise by $5 to average $122, selling from $81 to $157.
April/June 19’ drop 45kg lambs from Ivanhoe, NSW sold for $147; while 45kg April/May 19’ drop lambs from Tambo, QLD sold to a buyer from New South Wales for $142; and 40kg April/June 19’ drop lambs from Kimba, SA sold for $138. Grown Merino wethers and hoggets sold from $70 to $100, to hold firm on an average of $81.
Processors were active this week with light and trade lamb and mutton orders to fill. May-shorn, old Merino lambs from Cooma weighing between 19kg and 25kg dressed sold from $141 to $157, or 628c/kg dressed to 755c/kg dressed, including skin value.
There was a small offering of 4,300 First Cross Border Leicester/Merino ewes and ewe lambs this week. Ewe lamb prices ranged from $202 to $246 to average $217, firm on last week. Unjoined first cross hoggets and ewes sold from $180 to $237, to average $210, $14 less than last week.
New season lamb numbers once again rose this week by 10,000 head to see 26,500 head, seeing an 84% clearance, highlights included:
- Apr/May-19 drop, 42kg 2ndX Poll Dorset Mixed Sex Store Lambs from NARACOORTE, SA, sold for 414c/$175
- Apr/May-19 drop, 42kg Poll Dorset/Merino Mixed Sex Lambs from YEOVAL, NSW, sold for 372c/$157
- Apr/May-19 drop, 38kg 2ndX Poll Dorset Mixed Sex Suckers from WAGGA WAGGA, NSW, sold for 407c/$157
- Apr/May-19 drop, 39kg Poll Dorset/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from MARRAR, NSW, sold for 393c/$156
- Apr/May-19 drop, 39kg Poll Dorset/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from MARRAR, NSW, sold for 391c/$155
- Mar/Apr-19 drop, 36kg White Suffolk/Merino Mixed Sex Store Lambs from HAWKESDALE, VIC, sold for 412c/$150
- Jun/Jun-19 drop, 34kg 2ndX Poll Dorset Mixed Sex Suckers from ARIAH PARK, NSW, sold for 439c/$149.5
- May/Jun-19 drop, 35kg 2ndX Poll Dorset Mixed Sex Suckers from COWRA, NSW, sold for 422c/$149
- May/Jun-19 drop, 36kg White Suffolk/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from HILLSTON, NSW, sold for 404c/$147
- May/Jun-19 drop, 35kg Poll Dorset/Merino Mixed Sex Suckers from GRENFELL, NSW, sold for 406c/$146