The Keith Merino Breeders offshears sale may have been entirely online but it still produced the highest price seen at any of the feature ewe sales for the season.
A SOLID turnout of buyers at the Murray Bridge ewe and lamb sale on Monday were keen to snatch up the small but high-quality yarding, with the sale reaching $300, a $40 improvement on last year's final Murray Bridge sale.
Both quality and prices at the fourth and final Murray Bridge prime and store lamb sale were better than expected, with processors extremely active right through the sale.
Lift in processing limits good news for meat processors and livestock producers as the spring flush beckons.
COMPETITION for new-season lambs at Mount Pleasant has remained strong in the past few weeks, with lambs fetching up to $188 at Thursday's market.
The spring lamb flush is underway, but there are concerns about processors' ongoing ability to absorb numbers.
A significant switch from old lambs to new season lambs is occurring in Victorian saleyards at the moment, while NSW numbers are jumping rapidly.
A NEW saleyard record was made in the Elders and Nutrien Ag Solutions offering at the Pinnaroo off-shears sale on Friday, after Gunallo-blood ewes fetched $310 and surpassed last year's $282 top price.
SOLID woolgrowing young ewes stole the limelight at the Pinnaroo off-shears sales on Friday last week, after a pen of "strong" Kamora/Netley bloods hit $304.
DEMAND for young ewes continued to surge at the Jamestown feature ewe sale on Thursday and despite saleyard prices across the state falling short of previous highs, a $282 top price was achieved.