Strong Tasmanian sales

Tamar Valley sales heat up

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The 15th annual Tamar Valley lamb sale, Tasmania, saw a total clearance of more than 7000 sheep, on offer.

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Weymouth Farm Pastoral, Effingham Pastoral, Greenhythe Pastoral, Tasmania

Total clearance of 7140 lambs, av $105 

THE 15th annual Tamar Valley lamb sale, Tasmania, saw a total clearance of more than 7000 sheep on offer.

Agents said a total clearance of the 7,140 lambs, for an overall average of $105.19, was extremely pleasing for all three vendors.

At the first of the three venues, Stewart Archer and family, Weymouth Farm Pastoral, sold their complete September drop of 2400 White Suffolk, second cross lambs, at an average of $107 with a top of $115.

Winston Archer of Effingham Pastoral, George Town, offered 2550 lambs, consisting of 2000 Poll Dorset second cross lambs, 350 Romney second cross wether lambs and 200 Border first cross wether lambs.

The sale averaged averaged of $104.00, to a top $117.00 The third leg of the sale, at Ed Archer’s Greenhythe Pastoral property, saw 2178 Composite/Cashmore-blood store lambs penned.

Greenhythe’s September-drop unshorn lambs weighed and sold in five kilograms weight ranges.

Prices ranged from $70 to $116 a head, to average $103.58, with the top lot weighing at more than 42 kilograms.

The average weight of the Greenhythe lambs was 32.66kg to average $3.1706 liveweight.

The average price per kg was the highest ever said convening agent Ian Richards, Ian Richards Livestock.

A line 183 six year-old composite breeding ewes were also offered, bare shorn, and made $110 per head.

TOTAL CLEARANCE: The line-up at Weymouth-Effingham, the first of the three legs of the annual Tamar Valley lamb sales, which saw a total clearance.

TOTAL CLEARANCE: The line-up at Weymouth-Effingham, the first of the three legs of the annual Tamar Valley lamb sales, which saw a total clearance.

There was strong interest from Victorian and South Australian buyers with Greg Harrington of Elders, Bendigo taking home over 2000 lambs.

Major purchases were Rob Tole, Greenvale Pastoral, 1958 Lambs; Bond Eastfield- feedlot and the Lindsay family, Balcarres Pastoral, 1017 Lambs

HAPPY PURCHASERS: Lindsey MacAgue, Bruce MacAugue, John Parsons and agents Greg Harrington, Lachie McAlister and Greg Harris at the sales.

HAPPY PURCHASERS: Lindsey MacAgue, Bruce MacAugue, John Parsons and agents Greg Harrington, Lachie McAlister and Greg Harris at the sales.

Elders conducted the Weymouth Farm and Effingham Pastoral sales, while the Greenhythe sale was run by Elders, in conjunction with Ian Richards Livestock, Launceston. 

*Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) did not supply the regular export market information. Stock & Land has been advised it will return next week. 

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