Merinos top at $378, 1stX at $366 at Dunedoo's 73rd annual ewe breeders sale

Merinos top at $378, 1stX at $366 at Dunedoo's 73rd annual ewe breeders sale

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Buyers from Young and Yarrawonga, Hunter Valley and to as far north at Tamworth secured the yarding of 7000-plus ewes with prices records the best ever at the 73rd annual Dunedoo breeder sale on Friday.

MERINO ewes sold to a top of $378 while the $366 top price for first-cross ewes was shared during the 7000-plus yarding 73rd annual Dunedoo breeders sale today.

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In a dispersal of Rodney and Fiona Single's Brooklyn flock, Tallawang near Dunedoo, all their ewes from 1.5 years to 5.5 year totalling 2259 head topped the sale at $378 and averaged $330.

Buyer of the top pen of 305 Merino ewes, 2.5 years of Langdene blood, was Michael Kelly of Rugby Station, Rugby between Crookwell and Boroowa who bought 1637 ewes for a $338 average.

Two vendors sold first-cross ewes for an equal top price of $366 a head. Alison Kensit, Redbank Park, (left) in partnership with Portelli Pastoral, Dunedoo, sold 136 ewes to Col Austin, Tarana bought by James Hagney, Clements McCarthy, Bathurst, while Mick Inder, Wattle Grove, Dunedoo, sold 120 ewes to George and Ben Simmons, Talbragar, Leadville.

  • full report in The Land January 28 edition.
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