Lamb state record at Dublin

Lamb prices soar to a state record at Dublin

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A new state record for crossbred lambs was made at the South Australian Livestock Exchange at Dublin on Tuesday, cementing the livestock sector's high lamb price forecasts.

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RECORD PEN: EP Livestock's Richard Hill and Scott Masters with the $350 Merino Suffolk crossbred lambs from Mount Drummond.

RECORD PEN: EP Livestock's Richard Hill and Scott Masters with the $350 Merino Suffolk crossbred lambs from Mount Drummond.

A new state record for crossbred lambs was made at the South Australian Livestock Exchange at Dublin on Tuesday, cementing the livestock sector's high lamb price forecasts.

The previous $348 state record at Dublin was made 18 months ago but it was surpassed by 240 Merino/Suffolk crossbred lambs from RI&S Hill, Mount Drummond, near Cummins, that made $350 a head.

The Nantoura and She Oak Lodge Suffolk bloods lambs were sold through EP Livestock and Real Estate and Combined Independent Agents Association.

The October 2020-drops were February shorn and averaged 35 kilograms dressedweight.

Mount Drummond producer Richard Hill said the possibility of a state record had not entered his mind on market day.

"The quality of the lambs was there and combined with the strength of the market, it was an outstanding combination."

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