Tamworth lambs hit a hefty $354 a head

Tamworth lambs sell to $354 record price


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There was a buzz in the air even before the sale started that a new record could be on the cards.

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Peter Wiseman with lambs that sold for $354 a head at Tamworth prime sale on Monday.

Peter Wiseman with lambs that sold for $354 a head at Tamworth prime sale on Monday.

SOME of the best lambs to be offered at the Tamworth prime sale sold to a top of $354 a head on Monday.

This price sets a new lamb record for the Tamworth saleyards.

Michelle Mawhinney from Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association said there was a buzz in the air even before the sale started that a new record could be on the cards.

The expectations were met when agents Davidson Cameron knocked down a heavy pen of lambs offered on account of Peter Wiseman for $354 a head.

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That's just $1 below the national record price set at Forbes last week.

It's also well above the previous Tamworth lamb record of $330 a head set in September last year.

Selling agent Scott Newberry said the August/September drop lamb had been on a grain ration since April.

Fletcher International buyer Brian Wellings said they were the best lambs he had ever bought in his 25-year career as a livestock buyer.

This was high praise for the vendors and an outstanding result during difficult seasonal conditions.

Another standout pen selling for $348 were offered by top Upper Bingara lamb producers Phillip, Stuart and Mitch Steiger.

There were five other vendors who also joined the "$300 club" during the Tamworth prime sale and reflect the strong demand for heavy lambs.

Lambs sold to a top of $354 a head at Tamworth prime sale on Monday. Photo by Michelle Mawhinney from Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association.

Lambs sold to a top of $354 a head at Tamworth prime sale on Monday. Photo by Michelle Mawhinney from Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association.

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