The top price returned was for a line of 382 SIL first cross ewes (pictured) from Ariah Park, NSW. These ewes are 84kgs, 2.5 years of age, have a 2” skin on their back, SIL to Poll Dorset rams and will travel to Cowra, NSW.
The largest jump in prices last week was for SIL first cross ewes which increased in price by $31 to average $356 on AuctionsPlus.
The Central West of NSW continues to dominate the purchasing as producers look to restock after a fantastic start to 2020 with more rain being reported out of the region this week.
The region managed to secure 32% of catalogue, well above the other regions with the Riverina coming in next, securing 10% of the purchased offering.
Merino ewe lambs sold from $155.50 to $271 and averaged $209, up $23. The top price was returned by a line of 470 future breeder ewe lambs from Pyramid Hill, VIC.
These Wanganella blood ewe lambs are 50kgs, May – Jun 19’ drop, have a 2” skin on their back and will travel to Bendigo, VIC.
Young Merino breeders (2-4 years) averaged $243, up $3, selling from $85 to $352. The top price was returned by a line of 223 SIL ewes from Howlong, NSW. These ewes are 3 to 4 years of age, weigh 59kgs, are SIL to Poll Dorset rams and will travel to Condoblin, NSW.
Proven breeders (4+ years) sold from $86 to $285 and averaged $224, down $31. The top price was returned by a line of 226 SIL Merino ewes from Alma, VIC.
These ewes are 65kgs, 1.5 – 6 years of age, have a 1” skin on their back, are SIL to Poll Dorset rams and will travel to Coolamon, NSW.
Sheep listings reduced this week by 37,182 head to total 85,063 head. The listing included 3,295 goats, with the dedicated monthly sale resulting in an 83% clearance.
Overall, the smaller offering resulted in clearance increasing to 65% across all sales with plenty of post-sale negotiations still to come.
Many stock categories corrected this week as the current unpredictability of external market factors undoubtedly effect our industry.
Although many stock categories fell in value, many also increased, highlighting the volatility in the current market.
Merino wether lambs sold from $75 to $178 averaging $137, down $3. A line of 570 wether lambs from Cumnock, NSW returned the top price.
These Roseville park blood wether lambs are 41kgs, Jul – Sep 19’ drop, have a 2” skin on their backs and will travel to Bathurst, NSW.
Merino wethers averaged $143, down $16, selling from $119 to $152. The top price was returned by a line of 1000 Merino wethers from Longreach, QLD. These 1.5-year-old woolgrower wether lambs are 54kgs, have a 2” skin on their backs and will remain locally.
First cross ewe lambs fell by $17 to average $234, selling from $175 to $261. From Lake Fyans, VIC, 145 future breeder ewe lambs returned the top price. These lambs are 46kgs, Jun – Jul 19’ drop, have a 2” skin on their backs and will travel to Hamilton, VIC.
Other highlights include 440 White Dorper mixed sex lambs from Bollon, QLD, return $148. These lambs are 24kgs, Jul – Aug 19’ drop and will travel to Trangie, NSW.
From Whyalla Norrie, SA a line of 375 White Dorper mixed sex lambs sold for $130. These lambs are 26kgs, Jun – Aug 19’ drop and will travel to Stawell, VIC.
The Tasmanian Sheep sale resulted in a 100% clearance from the 1,370 head offered. Highlights include 100 station mated Coopworth ewes from Cressy, TAS, return $277. These ewes are 65kgs, 18 – 20 months, joined to Poll Dorset rams and will travel to Longford, TAS.