Mutton job strong at Mt Gambier off-shears

Mutton job strong at Mt Gambier off-shears


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IT was a small yarding of just 1100 at yesterday’s Mount Gambier mutton and off-shears sale.

IT was a small yarding of just 1100 at yesterday’s Mount Gambier mutton and off-shears sale.

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STRONG SALE: A pen of 3.5yo Border Leicester-Merino ewes, which sold for $226 at the Strathdownie, Vic, flock dispersal.

STRONG SALE: A pen of 3.5yo Border Leicester-Merino ewes, which sold for $226 at the Strathdownie, Vic, flock dispersal.

Miller, Whan & John’s Scott Miller said the “mutton job” has sold particularly well.

“The best mutton sheep sold to $135 while heavy cross-bred ewes sold to $135,” he said.

Edwards & Sons, Mount Schank, offered 15, 2017-drop ewe lambs, which sold for $200.

Kiranda, Penola, offered 496 mixed-age composite ewes, at $126.

A run of 87, 2011-drop ewes sold to a top of $122, while 43, 2010-drop ewes reached $124.

The sale followed on from the on-farm flock dispersal of AM&L McGrath, Strathdownie, Vic, which offered just under 3000 ewes, ranging in age for 1.5-year-old to 6.5yo.

The dispersal was also offered on AuctionsPlus, with Green Triangle Livestock’s Garth Manser saying the the dual selling methods worked well with five lots sold online, to two different vendors.

“It was a good solid sale, and the vendor was happy,” he said.

A pen of 294 Merino-Border Leicester 3-3.5yo ewes sold to $226.

Another pen of pure Southdown stud 2-2.5yo ewes sold for $450.

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