Wycheproof lifts on demand and quality

Big yarding and quality draws stronger demand at Wycheproof

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An improved yarding and bigger crow saw values at Wycheproof jump on the previous sale..

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First cross and Merino ewes shared top price honors of $300 at the September Wycheproof store sheep sale.

John Warne, Culgoa, forwarded a well presented line of Border-Leicester/Merino cross 2018 drop ewes, August shorn, that sold for $300 to Landmark Birchip.

The same vendor had a pen of 139, same description, that sold for $275 to Elders Warracknabeal.

The Merino sale toppers at $300 was a line of March shorn, June 2018 drop, Ridgeway Advance blood, sold account JJ Hallam Pty Ltd, Hopetoun.

The sale was led off by an offering of three pens of first cross ewes account DM & KP Barker.

The tops of the June/July 2018-drop ewes, August shorn and depastured to Poll Dorset rams and scanned in lamb sold for $272.

The subsequent pens, same description, sold for $260 and $240.

The same vendor forwarded a consignment of Merino ewes with the tops of the April/May 2018-drops, August shorn, selling for $236. A line of August shorn, May/June 2018-drop account the same vendor sold for $205.

Elders livestock agent Greg Boyd, Boort, said the quality of the yarding was "very good".

He said the season had been "pretty good" with improved conditions compared to the previous month's sale.

The joined crossbred ewes sold from $240 to $270. They were scanned in lamb with 100 singles and about 50 twin ewes in each pen.

The unjoined 1.5 year olds sold from $275 to $300, he said.

Mr Boyd said the Bright Future woolly crossbred ewe lambs sold from $188 to $246.

Mr Boyd said the sale was "much better" than the sale a month ago when only a small yarding was presented.

"Crossbred ewes are probably $60 dearer while the Merinos were probably about $20 a head dearer," he said.

A neat pen of 81 crossbred ewes, June/July 2018-drop, August shorn, sold account AB & RW Hinkley was bought for $275.

A single pen of 2017-drop crossbred ewes, sold account AW & CA Coatsworth, not station mated, sold for $195.

A feature of the sale was a consignment of first cross ewe lambs, unshorn, sold account the Bear family, Bright Future, Kerang.

The offering of 1037, May/June 2019 drop, one mark, sold in four lines between $188 and $246.

Others offerings in the Merino section included a line of 197, April 2017 drop, sold account BF & I Mortlock. The pen of August shorn ewes sold for $266.

Selling for $248 was a line of 210 Merino ewes, September 2018-drop, August shorn, Lewisdale blood, not station mated, was J & B Randall.

HG & AH Peverill Pty Ltd, forwarded 149 Merino ewes, April/May 2017-drop with a June shearing, that sold for $248.

Making $240 was a pen of 287 Merino ewes, May-June 2018-drop, July shorn, sold account Ettershank Pastoral, bought by Elders Euroa.

Gulthul Station offered 362 Merino ewes, May/June 2018-drop, August shorn, Tamalueca blood, for $232 and a second line for $195.

MG & M Filmer sold Merino ewes, May/June 2018-drop, August shorn, with the top of 248 selling for $210 and a second line of 201 making $200.

Two pens of Dohne ewes, sold account Woodlands, sold to a top of $190 to Landmark St Arnaud, with a second pen making $180.

The wether portion of the Gulthul Station consignment was headed by a pen of 249 Merino wethers, May/June 2018-drop, unshorn, that made $148.50, with a second line of 181 for $122.

Standen and Sons sold 150 Merino wether lambs for $130 with seconds making $114. The Filmer wether lambs sold between 120 and $128 while a draft from Ettershank sold from $113 to $118.

Bright Future also offered two lines of crossbred wether lambs, un shorn, with 200 tops making $155 and 131 seconds realising $128.

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