ALI KUCHEL talks through this week's market trends.
A new record price was reached at the Jamestown store sale on Thursday last week, after a draft of young ewes attracted attention from competitive buyers, and pushed sale’s top price to $280.
Sheep and lamb numbers were slightly down to 1760 at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week but an influx of cattle from a local stock dispersal, filled multiple cattle pens and pushed yarding to 317, slightly up on the previous market.
MERNOWIE Poll Merino stud celebrated its 30th annual on-property sale at Marrabel on Friday last week in stunning style, with a total clearance and an increase in average of nearly $400 on 2016.
CAMBORN stud cleared 281 June/July 2016-drops and increased averages across the board during its annual ram sale north of Wentworth, NSW, on Friday.
CASTLE Camps cleared nearly 30 more rams than 2016 at its fourth annual sale on Friday last week at Keith, but at the same time also increased its average.