A/c ‘Jumbuck Trading’ from Cowra NSW, topped the category with 360 SIL ewes that will stay locally.
The first cross ewes (pictured) are 20-22 months old, weigh 66kgs and are SIL to Poll Dorset rams.
Looking to Victoria a line of 461 first cross ewes for A/c ‘Hair Family Trust’ sold for $410. These ewes were 71kgs, 2.5 years old and will head from Lorguon to Penola, SA.
With numbers up across the board last week, Merino ewe lambs were no exception with a 1,938 head jump to total 3,437 on the box.
They sold between $150 to $275, averaging $227, up $33 on last week. Despite an increase in numbers, 95% clearance was recorded across the category. The top price was achieved by a line of 95 future breeders offered by A/c ‘JP & CS Ryan Family Trust’ from Wanalta, VIC.
The Aug/Sep 19’ drop lambs weighed in at 52kgs and are out of Cottage Park ewes by Retallack rams.
Merino ewe hoggets were down $20 on last week to average $260, selling between $122 and $344. A/c ‘Broadlands,’ Jabuk, SA, achieved the top price with a line of 410 SIL Merino ewes weighing 54kg and are 22-24 months of age.
Young Merino breeders (2-4 years) hit an 87% clearance across the 3,758 head on offer, up 2,378 on last week.
The price came back $14 to sell between $194 and $331, to average $272. A line of 415 ewes, SIL to Poll Dorset rams, from Marrabel, SA, achieved the highest price of the category.
The ewes, originally from the WA wheatbelt were offered by A/c ‘Michalanny Farm Trust,’ weighed in at 64kgs and will remain in SA heading to Millicent.
Proven Merino breeders (4+ years) increased in numbers on last week to total 8,351 experienced a dip in clearance to sit at 86%. Ewes in this age group did however jump $24 to average $260 and range between $182 to $387.
The top price went to a line of 153 ewes with 200 lambs at foot that were offered by A/c ‘S, R & C White’ from Lalbert, VIC. The ewes are of Bronte and Woodpark Poll blood and weighed in at 70kgs.
There were double the amount of Merino wether lambs on offer this week totalling 23,472 and purchasing was still strong with a 79% clearance across the category.
Their prices ranged between $125 and $202 with the average holding firm at $158. A/c ‘R & L & J Hain’ achieved the top price with a line of 380 woolgrower wether lambs. The Aug 19’ drop out of Cooma NSW, weighed in at 47kgs. The Cottage Park blood merinos are heading to Orange NSW.
Older Merino wethers were slightly back in price to average $160, as they sold between $137 and $190.
The top price was achieved by A/c ‘J.F. & G.P. Ridley’ from Girral NSW with their offering of 584 Merino wethers. Of Towalba blood, the wethers are 3-5 years old, weigh 60kgs and will head to Forbes, NSW.
Looking to Victoria A/c ‘JA & BE Kilpatrick’ sold a line of 21-22 month old Merino wethers, 53kg for $171, that will head from Lake Fyans, across the border into Albury, NSW.
First cross ewe lambs achieved 88% clearance, selling between $208 and $335, averaging $279, down $10 on last week.
A line of 63 Border Leicester/Merino ewe lambs achieved the top price; they were offered by A/c ‘The Troffs Past Co’ from Trundle NSW. The Jul/Aug 19’ drop weigh in at 51kgs and will travel to Forbes.
Looking across the water, Tasmania had another successful sale achieving 100% clearance, with numbers jumping to 1,558, up 1,045 head on last week. Selling from $122 to $198, averaging $177, down $8 on last week, prices remained steady.
Crossbred lambs seemed to be the category of the week making up the1,558 head offered. The top price was achieved by a line of mixed sex trade lambs offered by A/c ‘Nichols Family Trust’ from Scottsdale. These 6-7-month-old second cross Poll Dorset/Composite lambs weigh 55kgs and will be making their way to Bendigo, VIC.
Another highlight was a line of mixed sex trade lambs offered by A/c ‘Brooklodge Estate’ selling for $190. These second cross White Suffolk/Border Leicester/Merino ewes are 7-8-months-old, weighing 49kgs with 2”skins will be making the journey to Murrami in the Riverina region of NSW.
Over in Western Australia numbers were down with a total of 1,558 on the box achieving an 89% clearance rate. Again, all lots sold were to buyers in SA and NSW as producers continue to capitalise on the recent rain. The Merino ewes sold between $188 and $271 to average $248.
The top price was achieved by A/c ‘JR & W Steel’ with a line of 800 Merino ewe lambs, 10-12 months, 41kgs that will make the long journey east to Jerilderie, NSW.