Apparel Wool, Meat for a Feast

Ewes reach $112

By Fiona Myers | 14th February 2014 | Weekly Times

THE best ewes and wethers made almost the same price at the Urana sheep sale today.

The top ewes were a line of 2012-drop Dohne ewes, sold as part of a flock dispersal.
But meat buyers showed their mettle by forcing prices for Merino wethers up to $105.50.
The small crowd came from a wide distance and sheep were booked to buyers as far south as Tasmania and far north as Gundagai, NSW.
A highlight of the sale was the dispersal of the Studley Park Dohne flock, which included the sale’s top price.
Other Dohne ewes from the dispersal made from $55 for 2007-drop ewes up to $100 for the 2011-drop breeders.
The top price ewes went to St Arnaud.
Meat buyers were present and active and bought the top price wethers, 2012-drop wether lambs sold by Bimbadeen, Urana. The wethers which were 48kg liveweight, sold to ALC. Away from the top prices, ewes sold from $60-$100 while wethers made $50-$75.


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