THE Naracoorte first-cross ewe sale has again cemented its spot as the country's top price record-setter, after the $386 ewe record - set by Naracoorte last year - broke multiple times last week at Vic and SA saleyards.
NEW heights were reached at the annual Telang Pastoral on-property lamb sale on Friday last week, with ewe lambs topping at a record $290.
The Litchfield family, Hazeldean Cooma penned 228 Merino and Poll Merino rams for sale average of $2481 for 211 sold`
DESPITE some apprehension going into this year's British breed on-property ram sale season, the industry has been left pleasantly surprised with the overall successes seen.
WETHER lambs topped at $163 and exceeded expectations at the annual Kapunda off-shears sale on Monday, but young ewes were slightly back compared with past markets selling to $240.
AFTER lamb prices reached new heights at the Mount Pleasant markets during the past month, on Thursday last week, prices held firm with crossbred lambs topping $200.
Records have been broken at Ryeview stud, with a thick and meaty White Suffolk ram selling for $2100 at the stud's annual on-property sale held in Millicent on Monday, smashing the stud's previous record of $1700 for the breed, set last year.
A small gallery of buyers at Jay-Dee maternal composites' ram sale at Binnum had big orders, but with six registered bidders it was always going to be a tough sale.