Ouyen crossbred lambs to $305

Ouyen crossbred lambs to $305


The Ouyen sheep market was unable to sustain the lofty prices for crossbred lambs as seen in recent months.


THE Ouyen Livestock Exchange, Vic, was unable to sustain the lofty prices for crossbred lambs as seen in recent months.

After peaking at $346 a head a fortnight ago for MG Lynch, Morkalla, Vic, today's sale was back to $305 for 317 head from the same vendor, while a secondary pen of 575 made $279.

T&S Monaghan, Tempy, Vic, also reached $305 for 48 crossbred lambs.

M&R Fitzgerald, Mildura, Vic, sold 120 crossbred lambs at $300 and another 96 at $276, while N&F Hamilton, Ouyen, sold 54 at $293.

Overall, 7348 lambs and 1605 mutton were offered at the sale, with trade lambs holding firm through plenty of buyer competition.

Export crossbred lambs sold from $272-$305 or $8.10 a kilogram to $9.50/kg, while trade types made $162-$268 or $8.30-$9.60/kg.

Store and light crossbred lambs sold from $56-$166 or $8.80-$9.20/kg.

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Heavy Merinos sold from $190-$230 or $8.20-$8.50/kg, while lighter types made $54-$150 or $8.40-$8.70/kg.

IR Arney, Werrimull, Vic, sold the top Merinos - 23 at $230 - while Lynch Ag, Underbool, Vic, sold 36 at $214.

Heavy mutton made $130-$200 or $5.50-$6kg, while light mutton was $60-$130 or $5.50-$6.15/kg.

Arentz Farms, Manangatang, sold 87 mutton at the $200 top, while G&L Bate, Mildura, Vic, got $167 for 33; and D&L Traeger, Parilla, sold 21 mutton at $164.

Dorper lambs were also offered, with Serenity Holdings, Meringur, Vic, selling 26 at $200 and Manfred Station, Ivanhoe, NSW, selling 79 at $192.

Karra Pastoral, Balranald, NSW, sold 58 Dorpers at $191, while TDA Golden Field, Wargan, VIc, sold 68 at $190.

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