Narrandera first-cross ewes hit $316

Narrandera first-cross ewes hit $316


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Bred by the Kember family, Gleneith, Ganmain, these June/July 2017 drop first-cross ewes topped the sale at $316. Photo: supplied

Bred by the Kember family, Gleneith, Ganmain, these June/July 2017 drop first-cross ewes topped the sale at $316. Photo: supplied

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Top quality first-cross ewes continue to break the $300 barrier

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Demand for top quality first-cross ewes is solid and prices continue to break the $300 barrier when a top price of $316 was achieved during the annual spring sale in Narrandera.

The top price was achieved for 210 June/July 2017 drop ewes, sired by Gleneith Super Borders from western bred Merino ewes when sold on account the Kember family, Gleneith, Ganmain.

Other sales to break the $300 mark included 212 April/May 2017 drop, and August-shorn sold on account A and C Cumming, Narrandera for $306 and 194 May/June 2017 drop, August-shorn sold by breeders North South Grazing, Strontain, Narrandera for $302.

Landmark Narrandera livestock agent Ryan Burden thought the sheep were in “magnificent condition”.

“It was a very good sale, with a lot of local support from return buyers,” he said.

Buyers attended from Coleambally, Leeton, Marrar, Ganmain, Temora and Wagga Wagga.

Narrandera-based agents Elders and Landmark conducted the auction.

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