SA lambs hit $336 at Dublin

Lamb price records broken at Dublin

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Combined Independent Agents Association livestock agent Garry Willson and CIAA auctioneer Peter Pinkerton standing in the pen of crossbred lambs from Harrop Pastoral, Paskeville, that made $336 at the SA Livestock Exchange on Tuesday this week.

Combined Independent Agents Association livestock agent Garry Willson and CIAA auctioneer Peter Pinkerton standing in the pen of crossbred lambs from Harrop Pastoral, Paskeville, that made $336 at the SA Livestock Exchange on Tuesday this week.

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STATE lamb price records continue to tumble, with extreme heavyweights selling to $336 at Dublin today.

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STATE lamb price records continue to tumble, with extreme heavyweights selling to $336 at the SA Livestock Exchange, Dublin, today.

Harrop Pastoral, Paskeville, now holds the state lamb record, selling 53 November-shorn lambs.

The record previously stood at $300, paid at Dublin last week for 79 June-drop Merino-White Suffolk lambs from fellow Paskeville vendor Bruce Daniel.

Competition on the 10,000 lambs and 2000 sheep yarded at Dublin today was extreme, according to the National Livestock Reporting Service. Lamb prices were up across the board, matching trends seen in the eastern states.

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Very light lambs were up by $10 and sold to $132, while light lambs gained $15 to top at $152.

The lighter trade lambs made from $120 to $172 - a rise of between $5 and $15 - and medium tradeweights gained as much as $20 to top at $192. Heavy lambs returned $175 to $292.

A reduced yarding of hoggets made to $262, while wether numbers were also limited, reaching a top of $240.

Meanwhile, a saleyard lamb record was set at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange today, with 83 June-drop second-cross lambs from Peter and Ruth Gericke, Hynam, making $301 to JBS Bordertown. They also sold another pen of lambs for $300 to JBS.

The Gerickes held the previous Naracoorte saleyard lamb record of $295.50, set earlier this month.

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