The tremendous price was achieved by A/c ‘RK & SA Mumford’ from Koolywurtie, SA.
The 171 SIL ewes (pictured) weigh in at 82kgs, are 13-14 months of age and are of Glencorrie blood. They have been mated to Dorset rams and will head to Bordertown, SA.
From Grong Grong, NSW a line of 178 first cross ewes, 3 years of age, weighing 100kgs sold for $401 and are heading to Bathurst, NSW.
Another week of sales again saw Central Western NSW as the largest purchasing region securing 11,540 head, down about 2,500 on last week, but still over a fifth of the total sales. Excitingly however the listings from the Central West also increased by roughly 1,000 head where it was the largest listing region suggesting farmers in the region are starting to be restocked and cashing in on the current prices.
Merino ewe lambs sold from $160 to $326, averaging $232, up $26 on last week. The top price was achieved by a line of 403 future breeder ewe lambs from Hay, NSW. These ewe lambs are 60kgs, May/Aug 19’ drop, Greenfield blood, have a 2” skin and will travel to Cowra, NSW.
Merino ewe hoggets corrected in price jumping back up $37 on last week to average $261, selling from $160 to $351.
The top price was returned by a line of 577 SIL ewes from O’Connell, NSW. These hoggets are 61kgs, 2 years of age, have 3+” skin, are SIL to Border Leicester rams and will travel to Nyngan, NSW.
Young Merino breeders (2-4 years) took another backward step this week by $8 to average $250, selling from $177 to $385.
From Euroa, VIC a line of 137 ewes and 161 lambs returned the top price. These Belbourie blood ewes are 67kgs, 3 years of age, have 3” skin and are staying local to Euroa.
Proven Merino breeders (4 years and older) sold from $156 to $349 and averaged $250, down $6.
The top price was achieved by a line of 231 NSM ewes and 219 lambs from Padthaway, SA. These ewes are 62kgs, 4-6 years of age, have 3+” skin, with 1-2 month old LAF sired by Border Leicester rams and will travel to Kaniva, VIC.
Merino wether lambs dropped $8 on last week averaging $149, selling from $121 to $172. The top price was returned by a line of 650 store wether lambs from Bourke, NSW. These wethers weigh 41kgs, are Nov/Dec 19’ drop, have a 2¼” skin and will travel to Scone, NSW.
Merino wethers sold from $120 to $170, averaging $145, down $7. From Muckadilla, QLD a line of 500 woolgrower wethers achieved the top price. These Roselea blood wethers are 65kgs, 2-4 years of age, have a 2.5” skin and will travel to Longreach, QLD.
First cross ewe lambs sold from $186.5 to $319, averaging $275, down $7. The top price was returned by a line of 200 Sep/Oct 19’ drop ewe lambs, weighing 50kgs. These Cressbrook Merino and Linton Border Leicester blood ewe lambs hail from Cowra, NSW, and will be staying local to Cowra.
Looking to Tasmania, a small offering of 625 head this week resulted in a 66% clearance and an average price increase of $111.
From Avoca offered by A/c ‘ARC & SJ Thompson’ two lines of 19-20-month-old first cross SIL ewes sold for $282 and $290 weighing 55kgs and 58kgs, respectively. The lighter line will remain on the island and the heavier line will head to Benalla, VIC.