Forbes first-cross ewes demand $360

First-cross ewes demand $360 at Forbes

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The $360 top-priced pen from Jones family's The Troffs, Trundle, with Ray and Russell Jones Darriwell stud; Bill Gilbert, Landmark, Bathurst; buyer Kevin Dwyer, Hobbys Yards; Geoff and Lloyd Jones, The Troffs, and Hugh Dobell.

The $360 top-priced pen from Jones family's The Troffs, Trundle, with Ray and Russell Jones Darriwell stud; Bill Gilbert, Landmark, Bathurst; buyer Kevin Dwyer, Hobbys Yards; Geoff and Lloyd Jones, The Troffs, and Hugh Dobell.

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The Best price for first-cross ewes of $360 a head was paid by Hobby's Yards prime lamb breeder, Kevin Dwyer, for The Troffs March/April 2019 drop ewes bred at Trundle, at Forbes special first-cross ewe sale.

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DROUGHT'S dry conditions have not deterred sheep breeders from presenting outstanding drafts at the 41st annual Forbes first-cross ewe sale last Thursday attracting 8513 ewes selling to a top of $360 a head.

Returning with 1020 first-cross ewes averaging $285 was the Jones family's The Troffs, Trundle, whose Glamis sired ewes out of Darriwell Merino flock ewes topped the sale with 202 March/April 2019 drops weighing 66.5 kilograms bought by Kevin Dwyer, Alona, Hobby's Yards.

Best presented pen from the Quade family, Roseneath, Trundle. Matt Coady; Helen Quade; judge Ruth Klingner, Cudal; Murray Brown, Glamis; Colin Quade; Norm Haley.

Best presented pen from the Quade family, Roseneath, Trundle. Matt Coady; Helen Quade; judge Ruth Klingner, Cudal; Murray Brown, Glamis; Colin Quade; Norm Haley.

McCarron Cullinane Chudleigh agent, Adam Chudleigh, said all agents and attendees agreed the drafts were an "absolute credit" to the vendors when ewes sold to new homes mainly in the Central Tablelands south-east of Forbes, Riverina and Victoria.

Best presented pen and Glamis trophy was awarded to Colin and Graham Quade and family's Roseneath flock, Trundle, for 234 first-cross ewes March/April'19 drop weighing an average 79.2kg and purchased for $282 by Riverina Livestock, Wagga Wagga.

Pens were judged by Ruth Klingner of Ridgehaven Poll Dorset stud, Cudal.

Jack Rix with Peter Sam, Big D Partnership, Lachlee, Condobolin, and Nigel McKenzie, Bedgerabong Shearing, with Mr Sam's 135 joined ewes which sold at $310 each.

Jack Rix with Peter Sam, Big D Partnership, Lachlee, Condobolin, and Nigel McKenzie, Bedgerabong Shearing, with Mr Sam's 135 joined ewes which sold at $310 each.

Second top-priced pen at $355 was paid by repeat buyers Geoff Edgerton, Redlands, Wombat for 134 Specton bred first-cross ewes of Haddon Rig blood and sired by Tenalba rams when offered for brothers David and Graham Taylor, Bendick Murrell.

The Green family, Ollieview, Parkes, sold 195 unmated Haddon Rig blood Merino ewes of May 2018 drop, August shorn selling at $180 each to Wayne Dunford, Lynton, Gunningbland.

The Green family, Ollieview, Parkes, gained $180 a head for their pen of 195 Merino ewes of Haddon Rig blood, May 2018 drop, August shorn bought by Wayne Dunford and family, Lynton, Gunningbland. Pictured is Lucy Bernasconi and fiance David Green and Davids father, Richard. David and Richard.

The Green family, Ollieview, Parkes, gained $180 a head for their pen of 195 Merino ewes of Haddon Rig blood, May 2018 drop, August shorn bought by Wayne Dunford and family, Lynton, Gunningbland. Pictured is Lucy Bernasconi and fiance David Green and Davids father, Richard. David and Richard.

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