Scanned first-cross ewes make record $444 on AuctionsPlus

Scanned first-cross ewes make record $444 on AuctionsPlus

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Sheep producers across the country are ramping up their restocking, resulting in record prices being seen for ewes on AuctionsPlus.

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Sheep producers across the country are ramping up their restocking, resulting in record prices being seen for ewes on AuctionsPlus.

Last week, Jumbuck Trading, Cowra, NSW, sold 360 scanned-in-lamb first-cross ewes for $444 a head.

The ewes were 20-22 months-old, weighed 66 kilograms and were SIL to Poll Dorset rams.

The ewes were purchased by local buyers.

AuctionsPlus reported that first-cross ewes were up in demand overall in the sale, resulting in a 100 per cent clearance rate.

Prices for the category ranged from $172 to $444, and averaged $370, a jump of $69 on the week before.

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In Victoria, a line of 461 first-cross ewes by Hair Family Trust, Lorquon, sold for $410.

The ewes weighed 71kg, were 2.5 years-old, and would head to Penola, SA.

The story Scanned first-cross ewes make record $444 on AuctionsPlus first appeared on Farm Online.

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