Selling from $135.50 to $224, the top price was returned on AuctionsPlus by a line of Apr/May ’19 drop future breeder ewe lambs, A/c ‘G & L Lewis’ from Corowa, NSW.
Weighing 39kgs, these lambs are Egelabra blood, offered as part of the ‘Pinegrove’ classed ewe dispersal. While from Penong, SA a line of Aug/Sept ’19 drop ewe lambs, weighing 34kgs sold for $158.
Selling from $176 to $276, Merino ewe hoggets saw a price increase of $26 to average $228. A/c ‘Girilambone Womboin Station’, The Marra, NSW, offered a line of 17-18 month old hoggets, Egelabra blood and weighing 44kgs which sold for the top price. Further south, from Toolondo, VIC, a line of 18-19 month old hoggets weighing 58kgs sold for $235.
Young Merino breeders (2-4 years) averaged $235, up $12 on last, with prices from $160 to $300.
From Corowa, NSW, A/c ‘G & L Lewis’ offered a line of rising 3 year old, station mated ewes weighing 67kgs which achieved the top price.
Other highlights saw a line of rising 4 year old ewes weighing 67kgs from Kaniva, VIC return $275 and from Bungendore, NSW a line of rising 3 year old ewes weighing 54kgs sold for $233 to a Gippsland, VIC buyer.
Proven Merino breeders ranged from $79 to $269, averaging $197, up $19 on last. The top price was again returned by A/c ‘G & L Lewis’ for a line of rising 5 year old ewes, Egelabra blood and weighing 66kgs.
While from Karoonda, SA a line of SIL Merino ewes, 4-5 years old, weighing 58kgs and which are joined to White Suffolk rams sold for $257.
Merino wether lambs increased by $25 on last to average $142 and sold from $85 to $183.50, also achieving a 100% clearance across 6,425 head offered. From Ivanhoe, NSW A/c ‘B, G, L, E & SB Thomas’ offered a line of Aug/Sept ’19 drop Ballatherie blood wether lambs, weighing 45kgs which returned the top price.
A highlight from the north saw a line of Aug/Sept ’19 drop wether lambs weighing 27kgs from Longreach, QLD sell for $140.50 to a NSW buyer at Narrabri.
Merino wethers were in very short supply but achieved a 100% clearance for 990 head offered across 3 lots.
Averaging $178, up $42 on last and selling from $129 to $188, the top price was returned by a line of Merrignee blood wethers, rising 2 years old and weighing 54kgs from Yass, NSW.
A 100% clearance was also achieved for first cross ewe lambs this week, which ranged from $187 to $326, averaging $242, a drop of $6 on last. From Forbes, NSW, A/c ‘Choubra Pastoral Trust’ offered a line of Apr/Jun ’19 drop ewe lambs weighing 60kgs which achieved the top price, with the other half of the run out the gate just behind at $325.
While from Keith, SA a line of Mar/Jun ’19 drop lambs weighing 54kgs sold for $302.50. Only 2 lines of first cross ewes were offered this week, with both lots successfully sold.
From Carinda, NSW a line of rising 2 year old ewes weighing 53kgs sold for the top price of $295 and from Keith, SA a line of mixed aged ewes weighing in at 69kgs returned $265.
Other highlights saw shedding breed lambs sell strongly from $131 to $165, to average $153. From Menindee, NSW the top price was returned by a line of Dorper mixed sex lambs.
Weighing 35kgs, these lambs are Oct/Nov ’19 drop and Dust’nRain & Amarula blood and will travel to St George, QLD. While further south, a line of Australian White/Dorper X mixed sex lambs weighing 35kgs from Karoonda, SA sold for $157.
Highlights for Tasmania saw a 100% clearance across 2,716 head, with 48% of the total offering purchased by mainland buyers from across both SA & VIC. NSM Merino ewes sold from $79 to $170, averaging $137.
From Bruny Island, A/c ‘Indigenous Land Company’ offered a line of rising 4 year old ewes weighing 54kgs which sold for the top price to a buyer from Snowtown, SA. Another highlight saw a line of 2nd X White Suffolk/Coopworth mixed sex lambs weighing 41kgs return $171 or 416c/kg.