Gnadbro first-cross ewes average $449 | Photos

Gnadbro first-cross ewes average $449 | Photos

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Jarrod Slattery, Nutrien Wagga Wagga, with David Hill, Corowa, who purchased 500 first-cross ewes at Gnadbro. Photo: Peter Cabot

Jarrod Slattery, Nutrien Wagga Wagga, with David Hill, Corowa, who purchased 500 first-cross ewes at Gnadbro. Photo: Peter Cabot

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Repeat buyers dominated the spring offering of first-cross ewes at Gnadbro, Collingullie

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Repeat buyers dominated the spring offering of first-cross ewes at Gnadbro, Collingullie, where 4072 16- to 17-month not-station-mated sheep went under the hammer.

There was a total clearance at $449 average price, with a top price of $500 paid twice.

Jarrod Slattery, Nutrien, Wagga Wagga, who assessed the sheep for listing on AuctionsPlus reported a lot of enquiry from repeat buyers with some unfortunately missing out on filling their requirements.

"The ewes have a solid reputation and the strong clientele are extremely keen to source their first-cross ewes from Gnadbro."

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Gnadbro have been using Cadell bloodline Border Leicester Sires for 14 years and all Merino ewes have been purchased from well known Riverina Merino Flocks.

Top price at $500 was paid by Deniliquin agent Ian Geddes who secured a draft of 200 weighing 64.5kg for a client, while a second pen weighing 67.5kg also sold for $500.

Regular buyers included Adrian and Wendy Linder, Coolamon, who bought 200 ewes for $475.

They usually purchase 200 ewes each year.

David Hill, Corowa, purchased 200 ewes at $485 for a client, while Marrar-district prime lamb producers Squeaker and Cooper McKelvie purchased 400 ewes at $475.

Mr Slattery reported sales to Collingullie, Coolac, Deniliquin, Coolamon, Marrar and Corowa, while Victorian repeat orders included 700 ewes to Caramut and 600 ewes to Hamilton.

The auction was conducted by Nutrien, Wagga Wagga.

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