Demand for merino ewe lambs remains strong at $281

Merino-ewes-RandMerino ewe lambs sold from $135 to $281. Whilst the offering saw a correction on previous high prices, demand for the category was favourable, achieving a 90% clearance.

From Rand, NSW, a line of Bundaleer blood Apr/May 19’ drop future breeders (pictured) weighing 48kgs, with a 2 ¼” skin returned the top price.

Merino ewe hoggets averaged $252, down $9, selling from $212 to $291. This week’s top price was achieved by two separate lines originating from different sides of the country.

From Narrogin, WA, a line of Angenup blood ewe hoggets SIL to White Suffolk rams were one of the lines to achieve top price.

These ewes are 22-23 months, weigh 52kgs with a 1 ½” skin and are travelling 2,700km to Keith, SA. Whilst from Warroo, NSW, a line of Karbullah station mated ewes, 18-20 months, weighing 44kg with a 2 1/3” skin also achieved top price.

Young Merino breeders (2-4 years) averaged $288 and sold from $185 to $341. The top price was returned by a line of Karbullah blood, rising 3 year old ewes, weighing 52kgs, SIL to Poll Dorset rams from West Wyalong, NSW.

Whilst from Lameroo, SA, 3 lines of rising 3 year old ewes offered as a run out of the gate returned $291.

These ewes are 58kg with a ½” skin, SIL to Suffolk and White Suffolk rams and are all heading to buyers in NSW. Proven Merino breeders (4+ years) sold from $143 to $291, averaging $234, up $6.

The top price was returned by a line of rising 6 year old ewes SIL to White Suffolk rams, weighing 62kgs with a 2 1/3” skin, from Streatham, VIC. Whilst from Young, NSW, a line of 3-6 year old Hazeldean, Collinsville and Richmond blood ewes, weighing 57kgs with a ¼” skin returned $253.

Merino wether lambs were up $6, selling from $124 to $195, averaging $157. From Newbridge, NSW, a line of Kerin Poll blood, Aug/Sep 19’ drop lambs, weighing 54kg with a 1 ¼” skin returned the top price.

Whilst from Ilfracombe, QLD, a line of Sep/Nov 19’ drop Mumblebone and Mt Ascot blood lambs, weighing 38kgs with a ¾” skin returned $154.

Older Merino wethers sold from $130 to $215, averaging $162. From Cooma, NSW, a line of 19-20 month Greendale blood wethers, weighing 68kgs with a 2 1/3” skin returned top price.

First cross ewe lambs averaged $268, up $3, selling from $196 to $337. The top price was returned by a line of Aug/Sep 19’ NSM ewe lambs, weighing 52kgs from Walgett, NSW.

First cross ewes sold from $292 to $422, averaging $386, up $40. From Allendale East, SA a line of 15-20 month ewe hoggets, SIL to Composite, Dorset and White Suffolk rams, weighing 70kgs returned the top price.

Looking to other breeds, highlights saw a line of Poll Dorset future breeder ewe lambs, May/Jul 19’ drop, weighing 61kgs, from Hawkesdale, VIC, return $400. Whilst from Condobolin, NSW, two lines of station mated White Dorper ewes rising 2 years and weighing 45kg returned $315.

In total, 6,640 head were offered from Western Australia this week. Demand from the Eastern States continues with all lines sold at auction again heading across the Nullabour.

The offering of Merino ewe lambs sold from $191 to $220, averaging $203. From Harrismith, a line of East Mundalla blood Jun/Jul 19’ drop future breeders, weighing 42kgs with a 1 ¾” skin returned the top price and are heading 2,900km to Wycheproof, VIC. SIL Merino ewes sold from $259 to $303, averaging $284.

From Broomehill, a line of Wallinar blood rising 4 year old ewes, SIL to Poll Merino rams, weighing 69kgs returned the top price and are heading to a buyer in Keith, SA.

The TAS sheep sale saw a 100% clearance from the 4,534 head offering. Highlights include a line of 2nd X Cloven Hills Composite future breeder ewe lambs, Oct/Nov 19’ drop, weighing 38kgs, from Mole Creek return $214.

From Strathblane, a line of Polwarth and Suffolk cross store wether lambs, Sep/Nov 19’ drop, weighing 43kgs returned $162 and are heading across the Tasman to Yea, VIC.

-AuctionsPlus

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