Market Report – 6 January 2023

Special 1st X Ewe Sale

Total Yarding: 9049

The top end of the one and half year ewes presented in very good order and sold accordingly, with many pens going to repeat buyers, but the grown ewes tailed off, showing a tough season with too much pasture growth and buyers were a bit reluctant to pay too much for them.

There were some very good runs of ewe lambs and a premium was paid for the shorn lambs. The woolly lambs were also in reasonable condition, but buyers were reluctant to buy lambs that needed shearing and prices paid reflected the current store market.

– Nick Harton, Jim Hindmarsh & Son.

A top price of $322 was paid for the 6215 one and half year ewes which averaged $220.64; while the 2751 ewe lambs sold to $282 and averaged $150.84.

Two pens of older ewes with lambs sold to $182 and averaged $175.69.

The top price of one and half year ewes at $322 was paid for 140 July/August ’21 drop, September-shorn sired by Retallack Border Leicester rams on behalf of John, Jill and Phillip Granger, Gunning.

– Stephen Burns, The Land.

Photo: John, Jill & Phillip Granger of Gunning topped the sale with 140 1st X Ewes which sold 322ph with Delta Livestock.