Horsham grabs back lamb price record

Horsham grabs back lamb price record

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The industry is struggling to keep up with where the lamb record sits.

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It's a case of be grateful when you've got the Victorian lamb price record, because it's likely to only last until the next sale.

That's the experience in the past week with a new record of $325 a head set at yesterday's Horsham Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale.

Feel for Ballarat which set the old record on Tuesday at $320 but that lasted barely 24 hours.

Rodwells Wimmera manager Wayne Driscoll, Horsham, said the pen of 32 second cross lambs weighed 40 kilograms carcase weight and were sold account Luke and Rachel Dunn, Brimpaen.

Mr Driscoll said other pens in the centre's weekly sale sold to $320 and $315.

The Dunn's lambs were by Poll Dorset rams out of first cross ewes and fed on beans, Mr Driscoll said.

According to the MLA's National Livestock Marketing Service, the lamb market overall lacked intensity, with buyers keenest on the best bred and finished lambs.

However the service reported that once off the top pens there were signs of easing price trends.

It said returns were still favourable on a dollars per head basis with 69 pens of lambs making more than $200/head.

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