Homeless ewe steals the show
This first-cross ewe and here lamb were the first sheep to be sold at a Leongatha cattle sale for more than
The pair were eventually sold to $65.
A HOMELESS ewe and her lamb turned heads at a Leongatha cattle sale yesterday when they were offered at the end of a line of Angus heifers.
The pair had been temporary three-week residents at The South Gippsland Animal Pound, Korumburra, until the decision was made to find them a new home.
Greeted by a few derisory glances mixed with hearty chuckles from buyers, the sheep were offered by Ben Bowman, Rodwells Leongatha.
“She’s been in the pound for three weeks so she’s hungry,” he said.
“If anyone needs a good lawnmower she’s right to go.”
The ewe and lamb were eventually sold for $65.
Cattle breeder Jim Wilson said it was the first time he had seen sheep sold at Leongatha in his 25-year association with the cattle sale.
Selling agent Simon Henderson said this instance of selling sheep was unique at the Koonwarra saleyards, which have also sold goats in the past.
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