Jamestown ewes to $210 high

Jamestown ewes to $210 high

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SELL OFF: Peter Litchfield, Mundowdna Station, Marree, with Landmark Port Augusta agent Alex Buckingham. Mr Litchfield sold about eight decks of sheep as he is moving from Merinos to Dorpers and Australian Whites.

SELL OFF: Peter Litchfield, Mundowdna Station, Marree, with Landmark Port Augusta agent Alex Buckingham. Mr Litchfield sold about eight decks of sheep as he is moving from Merinos to Dorpers and Australian Whites.

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THERE was a big crowd out to the Jamestown market on Thursday last week with demand pushing prices up.

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JAMESTOWN

Yarding: 11,000

Wethers to $126

Ewes to $210

Crossbred lambs to $118

THERE was a big crowd at the Jamestown market on Thursday last week with demand pushing prices up.

Landmark Jamestown’s Shannon Jaeschke said the sale was “above expectations” as people sought out stock, particularly breeding ewes and crossbred lambs.

“A lot of people went home empty-handed but we expect the good inquiry to continue,” he said.

Elders Jamestown’s Scott Fleetwood said the sale results were a sign of the confidence in the season following widespread rain.

He said there was a good, even lineup of sheep available, setting the trend for sales in the next few months.

The highest price of sale was received by Gumlee Pty Ltd, Burra, for 97 April/May 2016-drop North Ashrose-blood ewes at $210.

BR&NA Clapp, Peterborough, had 138 Glenville-bld ewes of the same age at $194. MR Sandlands sold 84 June/July 2016-drop Rices Creek-blds, at $192.

LW&SD Tiller, Balaklava, sold 76 June/July 2015-drop Nyowee-blds at $161 and 95 from the 2014 drop at $160.

JA&KJ Burford, Gladstone, sold 70 four-year-old Gumhill-bld ewes at $160.

RD Sleep, Peterborough, offered 58 mixed-age Gunbar-bld ewes with 60 lambs at-foot, which sold at $98. 

Tuilkilkey Enterprises, Peterborough, opened the sale with a run of 485 August/September 2016-drop, Moorundie Park-blood wethers that sold at $109.

Fels Grazing, Hawker, sold 148 June/July 2016-drop, Nyowee-bld wethers at the same price. MR Sandlands, Peterborough, had 23 June/July 2016-drop Nyowee-blds at $126.

RH Catford, Orroroo, had 245 March/April-drop Old Ashrose-blds at $110.

Litchfield Pastoral Co, via Marree, offered 30, 2011-15-drop, Old Ashrose-bld wethers at $120.

There was strong demand for crossbred lambs.

CS&AM Simpson, Belalie North, sold 113 Border Leicester-Merino, April/May-drop, Gumhill and Inverbrackie-bld woolly wethers at $118. RD Sleep had 218 Merino-White Suffolk, March-drop, Wheetelande-blds at $116.

Kanyaka Props, Hawker, had 210 woolly SAMM-White Suffolk, April/May-drop Gum View and Willochra-blds make $113, with a second run of 181 at $101.

CD Watson & Co, Tooligie, sold 354 April/May-drop Merino-White Suffolks at $111 with a further 290 at $97.

Buyers were present from the Upper South East, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland, Adelaide Plains, Fleurieu Peninsula and local areas, with interest from the Lower South East and Western Vic.

A feature ewe sale will be held on September 21.

            – ELIZABETH ANDERSON

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