Lambs to $151.50 at Yass crossbred sale

Lambs to $151.50 at 7th Yass Circuit Sale

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Corowa demand for Yass district lambs.

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Crossbred lambs sold to a top of $151.50 a head at the 7th Yass and District Annual Crossbred Lamb Circuit Sale on Friday.

The sale, facilitated by Butt Livestock and Property, stopped at eight locations and featured 17 vendors.

Numbers were back this year, with 11,100 head offered compared to the usual 17,000 to 19,000, a significant number of the usual offering sold prior to the sale due to challenging season conditions.

Butt Livestock director, Phill Butt said given the conditions, the weight of the lambs were a credit to their vendors.

"We are very happy with the results achieved for our vendors today," Mr Butt said.

"In the current climate there is optimism from stock buyers to finish off these lambs purchased."

He said the firsts and seconds from most vendors sold well but competition was more subdued for the thirds.

"Particular lines sold well right through because of reputation and past performance," Mr Butt said.

"I don't think anything sold better out of the tops and seconds, the thirds probably struggled a little because they're the lightest and you just need more feed."

The top price of $151.50 was achieved by both the first and last vendors of the day.

The first, Cavan Station, Yass sold 511 Poll Dorset cross Merino lambs, July-August drop with Rowallan and Kentish blood, weighing an average of 41.2 kilograms for $151.50 a head.

Their second pen of 473, weighed 35.7kg and sold for $138/hd and a third pen of 654 weighed 31kg and sold for $125.

The last stop of the day was the Hazell family of Kia-Ora, Bookham, who sold 466 Poll Dorset cross Merino lambs, July-August drop, weighing 40.1kg for $151.50/hd.

The Hazell's second pen of 255 weighed 33.4kg and sold for $131/hd.

The Elsgood family, Bogo, Bookham were just a whisker away from the top price with the first pen of 308 selling for $151/hd.

Their top pen of White Suffolk cross Merino lambs were July-August drop with Glenfinnan blood and weighed an average of 41.4kg.

The second pen of 280 weighed 35kg and sold for $137/hd, while the third pen of 124 weighed 29.4kg and sold for $112/hd.

Balgalal Pastoral Company, Binalong sold their top pen of second-cross Poll Dorset and Border Leicester Merino lambs, July-August drop for $150.5/hd

Their top pen of first-cross Poll Dorset Merino lambs, July-August drop sold for $140/hd.

Mylora Pastoral Company, Binalong, sold their top pen of 873 Poll Dorset cross Merino lambs, July drop with Barwon blood and weighing 40kg for $150/hd.

The second pen of 779 weighed 33.5kg and sold for $132/hd.

The top pens sold at the saleyards were from Bimbadeen Pastoral Company, Narrawa and JG and KA Payne, Yass, both vendors selling their top pens of Poll Dorset cross Merino lambs for $147/hd.

Mr Butt said there was good competition from repeat agents and their clients, from Corowa, Forbes, Wagga, Albury, Bathurst, Junee, Coonamble and Gollan, with particular support from RMA Network agents.

"A note of thanks needs to be mentioned to the continued support we have from repeat purchasers and under bidders that help make the sale the success it is every year," Mr Butt said.

All lambs were individually weighed prior to sale day and offered up in weight ranges.

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