Dubbo lambs hit national record at $286.20

Dubbo lambs hit national record at $286.20


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Selling agents Ross Plasto and Aaron O'Leary of Plasto and Company, Wellington, with the national record $286.20 a head pen of 211 heavy-weight second-cross lambs by Poll Dorset sires sold at Dubbo sheep and lamb sale this morning, bred and offered for Adam and Natasha Whillock, "Haddington", Wellington. Photo. Dubbo Stock and Station Agents' Rebecca Sharpe.

Selling agents Ross Plasto and Aaron O'Leary of Plasto and Company, Wellington, with the national record $286.20 a head pen of 211 heavy-weight second-cross lambs by Poll Dorset sires sold at Dubbo sheep and lamb sale this morning, bred and offered for Adam and Natasha Whillock, "Haddington", Wellington. Photo. Dubbo Stock and Station Agents' Rebecca Sharpe.

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It's a revolving reel of lamb record prices, but Dubbo today rewrote the record book at $286.20 for crossbred lambs.

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Dubbo saleyards are in the spotlight once again with the national lamb record being smashed at $286.20 a head for 211 second-cross heavy-weight lambs this morning.

For nearly each week in the past month a “record price” war has flourished between Dubbo, Forbes, Wagga Wagga and Griffith saleyards topping each other in record setting.

Dubbo sets it on Monday, and each centre knocks it off at sales on the days in the week following. However, Dubbo has set its selling centre record for each of the past four weeks.

But it’s Dubbo’s claim today when Thomas Foods paid the national record price at $286.20 a head for 211 second-cross Poll Dorset sired heavy-weight lambs bred and offered for Adam and Natasha Whillock, “Haddington”, Wellington.

They were sold by Plasto and Company, Wellington, agents Aaron O’Leary and Ross Plasto.

The record beats $284/head set at Griffith on July 20.

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