STORE lambs up to 18kg cwt in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales sold from 522-686c/kg in AuctionsPlus’ special sale last Thursday.
AuctionsPlus sold 5150 or 85 percent of the 6075 lambs offered for an average of $89.30 and up to a top price of $103.
The top-price was paid for 1320 July-August drop mixed sex White Suffolk-Merino cross lambs estimated at 17.9kg cwt within a range of 25-48kg lwt and mostly score 2 and 3. The lambs from Boonerah PL and offered by Charles Stewart and Co were by White Suffolk rams out of Wallaloo Park ewes. They had been grain-imprinted on their mothers and estimated to have gained 350gms/day since birth.
Lambs were offered mainly in south-west and northern Victoria, but also on Kangaroo Island in South Australia and Wallendbeen in New South Wales. They sold into south-east SA, south-west Victoria, southern and eastern NSW.
White Suffolk-Merino cross lambs 12.1-18kg cwt sold from $75-$103, or 575-631c/kg; maternal composite lambs 12.1-18kg cwt made from $79-$95, or 527-648c/kg; terminal composites 12.1-16kg cwt sold from $75-$96, or 680-686c/kg, and; Merino lambs under 12kg cwt sold for $60 or 522c/kg.