Young ewes to $232
Crossbred to $123
Wethers to $115
YOUNG ewes made to $232 at the second Keith off-shears sale on Wednesday last week, but there were opportunities to pick up 1.5-year-olds at $150 to $180.
A second Keith off-shears sale had not been held for a few years, due to numbers.
Spence Dix & Co Keith livestock agent Rodney Dix said it was a solid sale, given the quality of the sheep.
“Obviously it was back on our last sale, but a fair few orders were filled already and it’s getting late for people to join ewes down here, particularly with young ewes,” he said.
“But older ewes, wether lambs and crossbred lambs sold above expectations.”
Topping the sale was 252 young ewes from the flock dispersal of LM&GJ Glynn, Parrakie. The vendor’s 252 August-shorn, Glenlea Park-blood ewes sold for $232 to Elders Jeparit, Vic.
The Glynns also sold 231 of their 2.5yo ewes for $188 and 186 of their 3.5yo ewes for the same money. All of the Glynn 1.5-3.5yo ewes had been joined to Merino rams from October 15-30.
The same vendor also sold 257, 4.5-5.5yo ewes, which had been joined to White Suffolk rams, for $176.
Making the second highest price for young ewes was JM Farley, Broadlands, Peake, with 341 August-shorn, White River-blds selling for $198.
Mr Farley also sold a further 263 White River-bld young ewes at $178, and 428 North Cowie-blds at $178 and 233 at $176.
Jilaine Invesments, Palmer, sold 69 October-shorn young ewes, Wallaloo Park-bld, for $160.
The tops of the 2.5yo ewes came in from Lake McIntyre, Kingston, with 182 Barton Hill-blds selling for $178 to Spence Dix & Co Bordertown. The same vendor also sold 125, 5.5yo ewes for $120.
D,J&P Leske, Freeling, sold 208 March-shorn 2.5yo ewes, Gunbar-bld, for $174, 194 at $162 and 101 at $140.
Sheepbiz, Palmer, sold 42 ewes with 52 lambs at-foot, Mutooroo-bld, for $130.
RMK Pastoral, Willalooka, had 64 mixed aged ewes, Hamilton Run-bld, make $136.
Topping the crossbred lambs was JM Farley, with 575 vendor-bred lambs, September-shorn, that sold at $123 to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen Pinnaroo. Mr Farley also sold a further 202 crossbreds at $112.
Jotinaddy Family Trust, Keith, had the second highest price crossbred lambs with 67 November-shorns at $118.
Making the highest price for wethers was DS&MF Mitton, Willalooka, with 358 Superior Wool Merino-blds, October-shorn, that sold for $115 to Elders Keith. The same vendor also sold a further 122 wethers at $96, also to Elders Keith.
The second highest wether price was $110 for 166 Malleetech-blds from Tow-Ri Trust, Sherlock.
SN&GP Brophy, Tintinara, sold 167 wethers, Glenlea Park/Gunallo-bld, August-shorn, for $108 and also sold 60 of their 6.5yo ewes for $106 to Spence Dix & Co Tintinara.