Sheep sale report

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

It was a small yarding at Deniliquin on Tuesday, which was the first sale held since the area received good rainfall.

There were 1451 head yarded and quality was mixed, with the full spectrum from very good to very light.

The previous fortnightly market was cancelled due to producers sowing paddocks ahead of the forecast wet weather.

While there were less than 900 lambs penned this week, the regular buyers attended and showed strong interest to boost prices across all categories.

The lead few pens of heavy trade weight lambs sold from $175 to a top of $220, with just two pens off grain having enough size to push them over the $200/head mark.

The balance of the yarding was very mixed and comprised a lot of small pen-lots of less than 20 head.

The sheep yarding was also limited, but again buyers supported the market for results that were in a similar price range to more recent auctions.

The next sale is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28.

Top sales:

Lambs – John Lamb Pastoral, $220; P & D O’Connor, $205.20; L Park $192.

Hoggets – MA Treweek, $146; H & J Thomson, $130; D & R Evans, $123.20.

Sheep – Sutton Nominees, $184.20; L Whyborn, $177.20; S & L Fawns, $174.

Rams – L Whyborn, $120.

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