Ouyen lamb rates vary

Ouyen lamb rates vary


Fresh new season lambs sold firm, while dry secondary NSLs sold to weaker competition at the Ouyen sheep market on Thursday.


FRESH new season lambs sold similar rates, while dry secondary NSLs sold to weaker competition than the previous sale, to be $10-$20 cheaper at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange on Thursday.

Overall, 15,998 lambs and 2942 mutton were yarded, totalling 18,940 - about 1300 head fewer than a fortnight ago.

Export NSLs sold from $240-$290 or $9.20 a kilogram to $9.80/kg; trade types made $180-$240 ($9.30-$9.70/kg); while stores/lighter lots fetched $103-$178.

DL&JF Dutschke, Karoonda, sold the top NSLs with 77 making $290 a head.

L&R Stone, Torrita, Vic, sold 111 NSLs at $277, while Brown Farms, Underbool, Vic, sold 58 at $276.

Fe Pole, Torrita, sold 25 NSLs at $263, while N&B Templeton, Chinkapook, sold 64 at $260.

EM McLean Family Trust, Patchewollock, sold 66 crossbred sucker lambs at $300, while F Stone, Torrita, sold 30 at $295.

Kulwin Ag, Kulwin, Vic, sold 57 crossbred lambs at $291, plus 95 mutton at $239.

J&R Morrish, Tiega, Vic, sold 104 crossbred lambs at $285; GW Pickering, Kulwin, sold 95 at $281; while G&P Burns, Tempy sold 60 at $278.

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Hoggets sold to $260 for 75 from Meilman Pastoral, Euston, NSW, while JR&EL Hogg, Loxton, sold 39 at $250.

Heavy mutton was $5 to $10 dearer, making $169-$240 ($6.10-$6.50/kg), while light mutton sold firm to $20 easier - $112-$168 ($6-$6.50/kg).

P&S Byrne, Wentworth, NSW, sold 26 mutton at $240, while Erhardt Partners, Galah, Vic, sold 53 at $236.

Glen Ewan Station, Balranald, NSW, sold 73 mutton at $230, while Hillview, Wanbi, sold 37 at $230.

Dorper lambs were also offered, with heavies selling to $184, while lighter types made $193-$244.

H&F Cullinan, Wentworth, sold 26 Dorpers at $245, while Court Nareen, Pooncarie, NSW, sold 65 at $244.

MGN Gibbin, Galah, sold 25 Dorpers at $235, as did Moorara Pastoral, Pooncarie, with 69 at $235.

The next scheduled sale will be on September 30.

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