THERE was renewed confidence and interest surged in the store sheep market at Wycheproof, Vic, on Friday after three days of general rain across Victoria this week.
Soaking rain in the north and western areas of the state with 25-40mm helped prices for quality scanned-in-lamb breeders improve $15-$20/head, while secondary quality and unjoined ewes and ewe lambs achieved prices firm and unchanged.
A pen of young crossbred ewes, aged 1.5 years, October shorn, drew plenty of interest to top the sale at $150 a head.
A yard of five- and six-year-old crossbred ewes with 100pc of marked lambs at foot also created plenty of interest making $142, while large framed scanned in lamb Merino ewes made $92-$114.
Sales of unjoined ewe lambs made $82-$110 with the best presented pen unsold at $118.
Smaller framed merino ewes were difficult to move on the day selling from $56 to $75.
Successful buyers trucked sheep to many parts of the state including Mildura and Ouyen in the north, Stawell in the south, Euroa to the east and Kaniva and Bordertown, SA in the west.
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