THERE was a dearer trend across the board at the final 2018 Ouyen, Vic, sale on Thursday.
PRICES for breeding ewes lifted by about $20 at the Jamestown market on Thursday, with 5.5-year-olds hitting $161.
The top price paid for young ewes was $36 up on last year at the Bordertown off-shears sale on Wednesday.
PRICES climbed at the annual Senior Park on-property sale near Bordertown on Wednesday, with shorn wether lambs selling particularly well.
The Stock Take: Mecardo's Robert Herrmann looks at the margins of buying in and finishing Merino lambs on current prices.
FEEDLOTTERS had stiff competition from local restockers at the Mount Gambier store cattle sale on Friday, with prices lifting significantly across most classes.
Best lines of quality ewes sold well while the plainer conditioned ewes were tougher to clear but all were sold.