Is that a record? was the question on everyone's lips after first-cross ewe lambs, March-2020 drop sold to a repeat buyer for $450.
It might be, according to Mark Flagg, director Mark Flagg Livestock and Property, Barellan after he and fellow agent Neil Findlay, Findlays Barellan had sold 4500 first-cross and Merino ewes at the annual sale.
"As far as I know $450 is a record for first-cross ewe lambs," Mr Flagg said.
"It certainly shows the Barellan district has a big reputation for the production of top quality first-cross ewes.
"It was also satisfying to see repeat buyers turning up."
Mr Flagg further noted all sheep offered for sale had the depth of breeding and management behind them so buyers can purchase with confidence.
The top priced pen, 200 March-20 drop, November-shorn and sired by selected Mt Beckom Border Leicester rams were offered on account Flagg Family Trust, Moombooldool.
The best presented pen sponsored by Ian Tonacia, Mt Beckom Border Leicester stud, Ardlethan and judged by retired stock agent Neil Grimmer, Temora was awarded to Doug and Scott McDonald, Barellan.
They were awarded the sash last year and their pen of 170 March/April 2020-drop, October-shorn and sired by Mt Beckom rams from Ballatherie Station, Hillston-bred ewes sold for $442.
Wandon Farming, Barellan sold 176 March/April 2020-drop, December-shorn and sired by Bauer Border Leicester rams from Hay district-bred ewes sold for $428.
G.K, L.M and D.J Golder, Temora received $428 for their pen 210 May/June 2020-drop and November-shorn sired by selected Tegra Border Leicesters out of Goolgumbla-blood Merino ewes.
Joined ewes scanned in lamb sold for $372 when Luelf Enterprises, Erigolia offered 136 WhiteSuffolk/Dohne ewes, April/May 2020-drop and October-shorn.
They were scanned in lamb at 156 percent to White Suffolk rams.
S.J and J.F Vaessen, Griffith sold 102 Merino ewes, 2015/16 drop and October-shorn scanned in lamb to White Suffolk rams at 116pc for $252.
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