Merino ewes sell for $400 at Young sale

Merino ewes sold for $400 at Young

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One-and-a-half-year-old, Haddon Rig-blood and October-shorn ewes joined to HR Merino rams sold for $400. Photo: AuctionsPlus

One-and-a-half-year-old, Haddon Rig-blood and October-shorn ewes joined to HR Merino rams sold for $400. Photo: AuctionsPlus

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Dispersal of Merino ewes realised terrific interest for well bred stock

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Prices for the October-shorn, May/June-drop, scanned-in-lamb (SIL) ewes reach $400 at the dispersal of the renowned Haddon Rig-blood flock on account Ralf Holdings, Tumbleton North, Young.

With 2125 ewes and 608 ewe lambs listed, it was a level expected for a long time.

Classed by Andy McLeod for the past 13 years the flock was based on a selection of Coonong-blood ewes.

Listed on AuctionsPlus and sold in conjunction with Delta Agribusiness, Young the flock was described by Level 1 Accredited assessor David Corcoran, Delta Agribusiness, Young.

The top price was paid for 347 2018-drop ewes weighing 67.7kg and SIL 147 per cent to Haddon Rig Merino rams.

Due to lamb early May, Mr Corcoran said the medium to large framed ewes offered a salient opportunity to purchase quality breeders with traits for heavy cutting fleeces and high fertility.

Sale results for ewes joined to HR Merino rams and SIL at 172 per cent included $375 for 227 2017-drop: $348 for 137 2016-drop and $324 for 139 2014-drop.

Ewes SIL to Glenfinnan White Suffolk rams at 173 per cent made $358 for 165 2016-drop: $355 for 312 2017-drop and $324 for 125 2015-drop, while the 301 2018-drop SIL 147 per cent made $345.

The 608 2019-drop lambs sold to $300.

Successful buyers from Cowra, Dubbo, Young, Crookwell and Young competed with interests from Ballarat, Victoria.

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