Sheep sale:

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

It was a smaller and very mixed yard­ing of lambs at De­niliquin sa­le­yards on Tues­day, as fi­nal drafts came through be­fore the cen­tre shifts its fo­cus to shorn lambs.

While most of the reg­u­lar buy­ers op­er­ated, qual­ity did have an im­pact on price re­sults.

The best slaugh­ter lambs sold at sim­i­lar lev­els to a fort­night ago, how­ever the gen­eral yard­ing sold at prices $5 to $7 per head eas­ier.

Young lambs with weight and good car­case fin­ish were lim­ited, with one stand­out pen of ex­ports sell­ing to a top of $181.

The next best price was $168 and there were only 10 pens above $150, show­ing how qual­ity quickly de­clined.

Most of the medium do­mes­tic lambs made from $130 to $143.

Light lambs un­der 18kg mainly sold to pro­ces­sors at $94 to $116, with lo­cal re­stock­ers just pur­chas­ing odd pens in a sub­dued show­ing.

The high­light of the sale was mut­ton as prices lifted to the higher car­case lev­els of re­cent sales.

The ma­jor­ity of the heavy ewes sold from $106 to $128, with some big Meri­nos in a good skin top­ping at $150.

Top sales:

Lambs – L Why­born, $181; H Wills, $170; A Brain $168; Booroola P/ship, $168.

Ewes/Wethers – JS Dud­ley, $150.20; North Coree, $149.60; Els­bury & Co, $146 and $139.60; M Wal­lace Trust, $135.60.

~ De­tails pro­vided by Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia and El­ders De­niliquin, on be­half of the De­niliquin As­so­ci­ated Agents.

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