MURRAY BRIDGE LAMBS
Crossbred lambs to $152
Both quality and prices at the fourth and final Murray Bridge prime and store lamb sale on Monday were better than expected, with processors extremely active right through the sale.
Nutrien Murray Bridge livestock agent Kevin Keller said the sale was "really strong".
"They were very good quality lambs for this time of year, and while there weren't enough numbers here for restrockers to be active, processors were bidding up strongly," he said.
Elders Murray Bridge livestock agent Scott Eichler said the sale surpassed expectations.
"We had a good run of fresh lambs from the (Adelaide)Hills which was great," he said.
"Generally our fourth sale is pretty ordinary, but this year, lack of lambs around probably helped, and the quality was a lot better than what we normally have coming towards the end of the year."
Topping the sale were 68 crossbred lambs from MA&BJ Collins, Mount Pleasant, which were bought by TFI for $152. The same vendor also sold 62 at $141 and 11 at $134.
RD Thiele, Monarto South, sold 120 April-drop Merino lambs at $149, as well as another 40 crossbreds knocked down at $146.
RG&TA Hentschke, Mount Pleasant, made $148 for a pen of 193, $146 for 205, and $143 for another $162, all sold to Midfield.
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Also making $148 were G&C Spanton, Monarto, for a pen of 15, while 30 from BJ&CJ Borrett, Langhorne Creek, made $147.
DJ Cawthorne, Strathalbyn, sold 29 at $146, and another eight at $145, as well as five at $140 and nine at $138.
GR Tynan, Yumali, sold 22 knocked down at $146, bought by ALC, while E&E Tyack, Mount Torrens, weren't far behind, with $142 made for 99 also knocked down to ALC.
Also making $142 were 22 offered by DA&AR Hyde, Lameroo.
Handley Pastoral Company, Field, sold 62 at $143, 80 at $129, 12 at $101 and 23 at $85.
Mannaroo, Mannum, sold 17 crossbreds at $145, 19 at $138, and 44 at $120, and also offered 21 Merino lambs, of which 11 made $115 and 10 made $106.
AH&SA Dunn, Milang, sold 27 crossbreds at $133, and White Rock Foods, Bugle Ranges, sold 116 at $125, and also had a pen of 24 knocked down at $97.
MJ Dunn, Brinkley,sold 23 at $132, bought by TFI.
A pen of 38 from M Guthrie & Sons, Gumeracha, made $133, with the same vendor also selling 42 at $116, and seven at $86.
HM&LJ Spinks, Naturi, sold 14 which made $110, bought by Midfield.
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