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Sheep sale report

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May 19, 2017

Ollie Dellwo at Deniliquin's sheep sale.

Numbers remained limited in another small autumn yarding at Deniliquin on Tuesday.

There was a reasonable selection of medium and heavy trade lambs, including some off grain, but only a few pens of heavy exports over 27kg.

The Merino lambs were generally plain, lacking weight and fat cover.

There were a few processing orders missing from the buying ranks, which attributed to a cheaper market.

Most lambs were $6 to $12/head easier compared to a fortnight ago.

Lambs sold to a top of $178, with only four pens over $170.

General runs of crossbred lambs sold from $135 to $165 and were estimated to average from 585c to 610c/kg with some of the best quality domestic pens higher at times.

Plainer and light weight lambs sold from $88 to $130 in a weaker result.

The sheep sale was very limited, comprising mostly small and mixed pen lots of Merino ewes and rams.

Prices also averaged below recent rates.

Top prices:

Lambs – A & S Dellwo, $178 and $175; Canawar P/Co, $172; M & B Booth, $168; D & A Liphuyzen, $166.

Ewes – P & J Sefton, $170; R & K Wren, $170; R J Fawns, $167.20; A & F Hanson, $165.

~ Details provided by Meat and Livestock Australia and Elders Deniliquin, on behalf of the Deniliquin Associated Agents.

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