Prime lamb producers from the southern tablelands drove prices at South Eastern Livestock Exchange Yass annual spring first-cross ewe and ewe lamb sale into the stratosphere.
With 9157 yarded there was a complete clearance which was not surprising given all sheep were in store to good store or prime condition.
The sale exceeded expectations according to Greg Anderson, director of MD and JJ Anderson, Crookwell, livestock agents.
"It was well and truly a great sale, a cracker," Mr Anderson said.
"I expected around $410 to $420 for the top pens.
"All the sheep showed their breeding and were well conditioned after a great spring."
Mr Anderson said his father, 35 years ago used as a guide for buying replacement ewes - the sale of the old ewe, the sale of the first lamb plus ten dollars.
"He wasn't far wrong today," he said.
"I have clients who have sold old ewes for better that $200 plus a lamb at $190 to $220."
Top price for one and half year ewes was $442 paid for 45 August/September 2019-drop, September-shorn sold by Matt and Margaret Croker, Binda.
Top price for ewe lambs was $420 paid for 202 March 2020-drop, October-shorn sold by Keith and Glen Gordon, Barellan.
The sale was conducted by MD and JJ Anderson, Duncombe and Company, Jim Hindmarsh Harton and Compnay, Butt Livestock and Property, Delta Livestock and Property, Agstock, Elders and Nutrien Ag Solutions.
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