Mutton in demand at Murray Bridge feature ewe sale

Mutton in demand at Murray Bridge feature ewe sale

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Processors were out in force chasing older ewes at the Murray Bridge Feature Ewe sale on Friday last week, while a number of restockers chased the offering of younger sheep.

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MURRAY BRIDGE EWES

Yarding: 4500

1.5yo ewes to $274

3.5yo ewes to $172

4.5yo ewes to $190

5.5yo ewes to $190

6.5yo ewes to $100

PROCESSORS were out in force chasing older ewes at the Murray Bridge Feature Ewe sale on Friday last week, while a number of restockers snapped up a quality offering of younger sheep.

Elders Murray Bridge livestock agent Scott Eichler said the market was "pretty solid", and about on par with expectations.

"We didn't have the top end hogget ewes that we normally have, we sold a lot of our better hoggets back in July and August, but the 4 year-old and and 5yo ewes were probably as good a lineup as we've had," he said.

Nutrien Murray Bridge livestock agent Kevin Keller agreed there were "a few sheep missing" this year, compared to last year's yarding of 6076, but was pleased at the processor interest shown.

"It was interesting how strong the processors were on the mutton, we didn't expect that, that was great to see," he said.

A line of 60, 1.5 year-old July-shorn Kamora Park-blood ewes from Inglebrae Holdings, Callington, made $274 and topped the sale, selling online via AuctionsPlus to Westech Ag Kyle Livestock, Kaniva, Vic. The same vendor also sold 94, 5.5yo ewes, knocked down at $180.

DL&JF Dutschke, Karoonda, sold 183 April/May 2019-drop Kamora Netley Park-blds at $270, while KD,ED,JC&MV Harvey, Woodchester, made $246 for a line of April/May 2019-drop Dalveen-blds.

Amerylla Props, Strathalbyn, had 121, 1.5yo Aug Shn, East Bungaree/Gunallo-blds make $230, sold to Elders Millicent.

In the 3.5yo ewe offering, Lucernbrae Props, Callington, sold 105 April/May 2017-drop Lucernbrae-blds at $172, and also sold 184 4.5yo ewes at $156, both knocked down to BR&C Aston Props, Wentworth, NSW, via AuctionsPlus.

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JP&C Hein, Murray Bridge, had 120, April/May 2016-drop Kamora Pk blds make $190. The Heins also had 112, 5.5yo ewes knocked down at $186, as well as 53 April/May 2020-drop lambs make $134.

BJ&AJ Eggers, Claypans, sold a line of 59 April/May 2016-drop, Kamora Pk-blds which made $166, sold to Midfield.

A line of 179, 5.5yo Moorundie Pk blds from Annerley Props, Geranium, sold at $190, while 71, 5.5yo Ridgway-blds from DM Frahn sold at $182, to TFI.

GR&FJ Zadow, made $100 for a line of 22 6.5yo Kamora Park-blds.

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