SCANNED in-lamb ewes and ewe-lamb units topped the AuctionsPlus listings online last week – with first cross ewes with lambs selling for up to $351.50, first cross ewes selling to $324 and Merino ewes making $244.
FIRST cross ewes sold to $272 and Merino wethers made to $145 on AuctionsPlus last week as online numbers rose 11,657 to 45,257 head.
SHEEP producers looking to rebuild flocks dominated bidding on AuctionsPlus last week. AuctionsPlus market operations officer Anna Adams said young breeders across all sheep types enticed buyer activity after wide spread rain across much of the eastern states.
Producer participants are being sought in Victoria and southern NSW for a ewe nutrition demonstration program. Victorian research has found that flushing ewes with green feed for one week prior and one week post joined delivers impressive reproduction benefits.