Offered by “Tattykeel” the lot consisted of 15 NSM ewes and 20 lambs at foot. The 12-13-month-old ewes weigh 66.1kg liveweight, with the lambs weighing 15kg.Crossbred lambs sold from $110 to $196, to average $163/head – back $1 from last week.
Clearance rates remained strong but softened from last week, at 89% of lines sold. The category offered a total of 24,947 head – 22% of the total catalogue with Central West NSW offering 6,194 head.
Merino wether lambs totalled 28,406 head this week, with the category averaging $5 cheaper at $140/head.
Prices ranged from $93 to $176/head, with the NSW Riverina offering 7,087 head in the category. The top price of $176/head consisted of a line of Poll Merino store wether lambs from the Riverina NSW, which were Apr 21’ drop and weighed an average 40.8kg liveweight.
First cross ewe lambs had a total offering of 9,188 head this week, with the category averaging $12 higher, at $312/head. Clearance rates also increased from last week, with robust demand facilitating 89% of the offering selling at auction.
Merino ewe hoggets sold from $210 to $392, to average $291/head – back $5 from last week. The category offered a total of 11,395 head – 32% lower than last weeks offering, with demand for the category also slowing as clearance rates slipped to 68%.
NSM first cross ewes averaged $343/head this week – a $39 increase from last week with the category offering 5,887 head. Across the NSM categories, first cross ewes had the highest clearance rate, at 75%. The top price of $427/head from Central West NSW consisted of two lines of 12-13-month-old ewes totalling 396 head, which weighed an average of 69.8kg liveweight.