Young ewes to $322
5.5yo ewes to $262
Wethers to $167
THE statewide lockdown failed to dampen young ewe prices at the Jamestown market on Thursday, with local agents and online inquiry underpinning the sale that reached a top of $322.
JA&AJ Palmer Family Trust, Black Springs, made the $322 top price for 170 June/July 19-drop Baderloo-blds that sold to Elders Jamestown.
A flock reduction from Ebavale Pty Ltd, Darke Peak, offered 265 White River-bld ewes that made $320. With an average weight of 73.1 kilograms, the ewes were snapped up by Elders Jamestown.
Prices for young ewes held firm throughout the sale, with RN Robinson, Mannanarie, making $298 for 141 North Ashrose-blds that headed to the South East to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn and Steen, Naracoorte.
Aramaa Props, Orroroo, also made $298 for their 68 Leahcim-blds that sold to Elders Clare and MA Kelly Pty Ltd, Jamestown, made the same price for 60 Hamilton Run-blds that sold to Quality Livestock Melrose.
Kimric Enterprises, Riverton, made $296 for 254 Rices Creek-bld one-and-a-half-year-old ewes that sold to Nutrien Ag Melrose.
McCarthy Partners, Jamestown, also made $296 for 155 Moorundie Park-blds that sold on AuctionsPlus.
Nutrien Ag Solutions auctioneer Shannon Jaeschke said with fewer ewes being yarded at Jamestown through a lack of numbers available, competition among buyers was high.
"The market reflected the lack of supply and AuctionsPlus put a floor in the sale," he said.
"Heading into the market, a lot was uncertain, but agents certainly covered the lack of other buyers present at the sale."
In the 3.5yo ewe section, CC Cooper & Co, Jamestown, topped the section at $246 with 294 Gunbar-blds that weighed an average of 57.3kg and sold to an AuctionsPlus buyer.
WP&JD Quinn, Cleve, topped the 4.5yo ewe section with 179 Moorundie Park-blds that made $260 and sold to Nutrien Ag Strathalbyn.
McCarthy Partners made $262 for 217, 5.5yo ewes and topped the section. The Moorundie Park-blds were sold to AuctionsPlus.
Karingavale Farm, Wudinna, made $260 for 158, April/May 15-drop Greenfields-blds that weighed an average of 75.1kgs, that went the same way.
Older ewes made to $192 for 213 June/July 14-drop Glenville-blds from GDA&LM McCallum & Sons, Rudall, that sold to TFI.
Mr Jaeschke also said the lamb job was very strong.
"Lambs had very good weight for age on the back of a good year. The season has also meant buyers were confident too buy in lambs," he said.
Wethers topped at $167 for 370 woolly Willochra/Gumview-blood crossbred wethers from Sawers Farms - Wilkatana Station, Port Augusta, that sold to TFI.
Garawang Pty Ltd, Georgetown, made $160 for 150 Baderloo/Glenville-bld September-shn wethers that sold to Elders Gladstone, while Timana Pty Ltd, Jamestown, made the same for 113 Moorundie-Blds that sold to TFI.
Fairvale Props, Jamestown, made $158 for 277 October-shn Moorundie Park-blds that sold to TFI.
BP&JM Thomas, Gulnare, made $153 for 531 Mernowie-bld September-shn wethers that went the same way, while Hale Pastoral, Hallett, made $155 for 388 North Ashrose-blds that went to Elders Eudunda.
Chickerloo Pastoral, Bramfield, offered 250 Allala-bld August-shn ewe lambs that made $196 and sold to Elders Gladstone, while CH Laucke, Truro, made $185 for 106 Gum Hill-bld October-shn ewe lambs that sold to Nutrien Ag Kimba.
Crossbred woolly ewe lambs from Sawers Farms made $219. The Willochra/Gumview-blds had an average weight of 47.5 kilograms and sold to an AuctionsPlus buyer, with a further 207 making $168.
The next Jamestown market will be held on December 10, with yarding to be about 12,000.
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