Wethers to $125
Ewes to $209
ON-GOING confidence in the sheep and lamb job was obvious at the Jamestown store sale on Thursday, May 18, with all classes firm to dearer.
Elders territory sales manager Scott Fleetwood said buyers came mainly from local areas, as well as Ouyen, Vic, Adelaide plains and the Upper South East.
“With the feed that’s still about and the amount of grain people have still got, there’s a lot of confidence in buying sheep at the moment,” he said.
Landmark Jamestown agent Shannon Jaeschke said the lamb job was firm to strong.
“Merino-Dohne and SAMM ewes sold very strongly, but they were better quality than what we’d seen at the last couple of markets,” he said.
“The market was pushed along by the confidence in the lamb job and the earlier rains in local areas.”
Topping the wether market was father and son James and Luke Sander, Eudunda, with 214 Springvale North-bloods that made $125. The duo also sold a further 105 wethers at $99.
Making the second highest price for wethers was RJ&SC Murray, Yunta, who sold 425 Hamilton Run-blds for $118 to Landmark Kingscote.
KW&AMG Dawes, Marree, sold 322 Bradfield-bld wethers for $116.50, along with 137 at $101, DJ,JM&SD Michael, Parakylia, via Port Augusta, sold 619 Moorundie Park-bld wethers at $107 and AE Clark & Son, Carrieton, sold 67 Collandra North-bld wethers at $106 to Midfield.
Looking at older wethers, Parakylia sold 624 July/August 2015-drops at $125 to Midfield, along with a further 138 at $100, also to Midfield.
KW&AMG Dawes sold 71 June/July 2015-drop wethers at $115, and a further 62 at $100.
Topping the crossbred lamb section was JA Rowe & Sons, Orroroo, with 93 at $132.
Balla-Brooke Props, Eudunda, sold 117 crossbred lambs at $127 and AE Clark & Son sold 194 Illoura-blds at $125 to Quality Livestock Wirrabara.
Making the highest price for ewes was KW&BJ Ritchie, Appila, with 201 August/September 2013-drop, Coolibar-bld, March-shorn ewes for $209 to Landmark Balaklava.
TK Luckcraft, Orroroo, sold 40 SAMM ewes, May/June 2015-drops, for $208 to Landmark Melrose, along with 123 Dohne-Merinos, 2011-12-drops and Hamilton Run-bld, for $200 to Platinum Livestock.
JC&NL Milde, Eudunda, sold 254 East Bungaree-bld ewes, 2011-drop, for $190, while CH Sanders, Booleroo Centre, had 178 Gumhill-bld ewes, 2012-drop that made $187.
AJ&PA McBride, North Well, via Port Augusta, sold 700 July/August 2011-drop ewes, Faraway Hills-bld, for a top of $166 and the seconds made $103. The same vendor also sold 950 July/August 2010-drop ewes, with the tops making $151 and the seconds $110.