Scanned first cross ewes sell to $297 on AuctionsPlus

Sheep Central, July 9, 2018

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers battling seasonal conditions continued to market large numbers of scanned ewes on AuctionsPlus last week.

Online sheep and lamb listings remained consistent with the previous week, with a total of 33,572 head offered, a fall of 433.

Clearance rates also dipped slightly from 80 percent back to 76pc. Scanned in-lamb ewes again made up nearly half of the total offering.

Merino ewes sold from $102 to $201 to average $144. The top-priced line from Woodstock, Newe South Wales were 2.5 years-old, weighed 58kgs and were in lamb to Poll Merino rams. Similarly, a line of 2.5 year-old Merino ewes weighing 62kgs at Molong, NSW sold for $200. The largest line offered was 612 Merino ewes at Talwood in Queensland that made $145. These ewes were in lamb to White Suffolk rams and range in age from 5 to 6 years, weighing 49kgs.

Scanned first cross ewes sell to $297

Scanned first cross ewes averaged $144, and sold from $136 up to $162, for a line of 4 year-old ewes in lamb to Ryeland rams at Woodside in Victoria. A small line of 61 first cross ewes weighing 65kgs at Lake Bolac in Victoria sold for $140.

Scanned in-lamb first cross ewe hoggets averaged $222 and made from $180 up to $297 for a line of 14-15 month-0old ewes, weighing 62kgs, at Spalding in South Australia. They were in lamb to White Suffolk rams.

Prices for non-station mated first cross ewes were strong, ranging from $205 to $212 and averaging $209.50. Scanned 4 year-old White Dorper ewes in lamb to White Dorper rams at Yanco, NSW, sold for $188.

Older Merino wethers in limited supply

Older Merino wethers remained in limited supply. A line of rising 4 year-old wethers weighing 45kgs at Bungendore, NSW, achieved the top price of $109. The largest line offered — 565 offer-shears wethers, weighing 35kgs at Yass, NSW — sold for $78. A line of Merino wether hoggets with a 4cm fleece and weighing 26kgs at Kapunda, SA, sold for $104.50 to a Victorian buyer at Hamilton, 540km away.

New season lambs sell to $128.50 online

A line 1250 mixed sex suckers last week made $76 to $128.50, to average $100. A line of 30kg, March/April ’18 drop, Poll Dorset cross suckers at Goulburn made 428c/kg live or $128.50. A line of 27kg, March/April ’18 drop, Poll Dorset cross new season lambs at Wyalong sold for 418c/kg or $113. A line of 700 new season White Suffolk cross lambs weighing 22kgs at Peak Hill, NSW, made 415c/kg or $91.50.

Store lambs sell to $121

White Suffolk cross lambs, Oct/Nov 2017 drop 38kg, 318c/kg lwt or $121, Woolomin, NSW

Poll Dorset cross lambs, July/Sept 2017 drop, 32kg, 345c/kg or $110.50, Great Western VIC

First cross mixed sex lambs, Oct/Dec 2017 drop,  37kg, 227c/kg or $84, Dirranbandi, QLD

White Dorper mixed sex lambs, Oct/Nov 2017 drop,  22kg, 295c or $65, Wilcannia, NSW

Source: AuctionsPlus.


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