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Processor outbids restockers in AuctionsPlus store lamb sale

Sheep Central, January 16, 2015
These 3-4 mth old BL/Merino cross lambs from Walgett sold for $89/head.

These 3-4 mth old BL/Merino cross lambs from Walgett sold for $89/head.

2015-1-16-AP-map 2015-1-16-AP-results-breed-and-weight-class-carcase 2015-1-16-AP-results-breed-and-weight-class 2015-1-16-AP-results-by-breed 2015-1-16-AP-sale-prices-vs-indicator 2015-1-16-AP-store-lamb-av-prices-c-kg 2015-1-16-AP-store-lamb-av-prices 2015-1-16-AP-store-lamb-sale-offering-breakdown 2015-1-16-AP-store-lamb-sale-resultsThe third monthly Farmgate Store Lamb sale on AuctionsPlus yesterday drew continued stong support from agents and buyers alike.

16,667 lambs were offered for 94pc clearance.

162 registered users viewed the sale including restockers, feedlots and processors, 78 were actively bidding and purchasers were located in NSW, VIC and SA.

For the first time in the Store Lamb sales, a processor successfully outbid restockers; October shorn, 17kg dw Merino wether lambs out of Euroa sold for $92 or 541c/kg carcase weight. Other Merino wether lambs on offer weighing
between 27kg and 32kg sold from $60.50 to $70.

First cross lambs comprised almost half the sale, with smaller numbers of second crosses, Coopworths and Dorper cross lambs also available.

Crossbred lambs under 25kg sold from $55.50 to $89, with the top price in this range being for a 20kg line of Border Leicester/Merino lambs out of Walgett, with a quality ewe lamb portion as a future breeding article attracting the premium.

27kg-28kg lambs sold for $60.50-$83.50, and 29-30kg lines made $70 to $93. 32kg to 34kg mixed sex and wether lines made $75.50 – $97, and 34kg first cross ewe lambs sold for the top sale price of $120. 35kg-36kg drafts sold for $85 to $98, 37kg-39kg lambs made $83-$115.50, and 40kg-41kg lines sold from $96.50 – $113.

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Source: AuctionsPlus

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