VICTORIA looks set to have an annual Suffolk ewe sale after a successful inaugural auction in Kyneton last week.
Elders Kyneton agent Dean Coxon said Suffolk ewes sold to a top price of $1950 in the 5 February sale, with 96 percent of the 277 sheep offered selling for an average of $426.
He said the top-priced mature ewe, 18 month-old lot 8a, was sold for $1950 by the Dadswells Bridge stud Hopea Suffolk to AWN Horsham client J. Arnold.
The top-priced ewe lamb was the Moondara Suffolk stud’s lot 29b that sold for $1400 to the Hopea Suffolk stud.
Kyneton agents Dean Coxon of Elders and John Robson of Nutrien Harcourts were very happy with the first sale and hoped it would be an annual fixture.
Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association of Victoria president Deva Weitman said the AuctionsPlus-interfaced sale attracted buyers from throughout Victoria and into South Australia.
“We just saw a need out there, everyone is chasing ewes.”
She said the sale aimed to cater for new breeders and existing stud breeders looking for new genetics.
“Everyone was really happy, the buyers and the sellers.
“We plan to do it again next year.”
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