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.
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.
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