Ouyen sheep market returns with premiums paid

Ouyen sheep market returns with premiums paid


Ouyen Livestock Exchange held its first sheep market for 2021 yesterday.


THE Ouyen Livestock Exchange held its first sheep market for 2021 yesterday, with premiums paid for short-skinned lambs, while woolly, longer dry skinned lambs were discounted.

Overall, 9165 lambs and 1680 mutton were offered, totalling 10,845 head.

Two vendors topped the crossbred lamb section at $275 a head - Wegner Bros, Karoonda, with 113 suckers, and T Grant, Manangatang, Vic, with 63.

New season export sucker lambs ranged from $204 to $275, or $7.20 a kilogram to $8.20/kg, while trade types made $139-$210 or $7.80-$8.60/kg.

CJ&KJ Bormann, Karoonda, sold 39 crossbred lambs at $271, while A&N Hulland, Patchewollock, Vic, sold 119 at $267.

CMR Ag, Manangatang, sold 82 crossbred lambs at $266, while MJ Lynch, Morkalla, Vic, sold 129 at $263, as did M Fitzgerald, Werrimull, Vic, with 55 at $263.

Westbrook Ag, Loxton, sold 160 crossbred lambs at $262, while F Stone, Torrita, Vic, sold 30 at $260.

Heavy Merino lambs sold from $185 to $271, or $7.60-$8/kg, with IBS McVicar, Underbool, Vic, achieving the top price for 67 head.

Wegner Bros also sold 25 Merino lambs at $257, while L&R Plant, Manangatang, sold 86 at $254, as well as 42 mutton at $226.

Heavy mutton sold from $5.70-$6.10/kg.

A&J Stone, Underbool, sold 103 mutton at $214.

Dorper lambs were also sold, with MGN Gibbins, Galah, Vic, achieving the sale top of $229 for 51 head.

WMD Small, Lameroo, sold 45 Dorper lambs at $222, while Moorara Pastoral, Pooncarie, NSW, sold 73 at $218, and Serenity Holdings, Meringur, Vic, sold 44 at $207.

The next Ouyen market will be held on Thursday, February 18.

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