A WEIGHTY pen of perfectly finished were enough to send buyers into a flurry of competition at the Wagga sheep sale.
Vendor, Gordon Rodham, “Cranbrook”, Uranquinty knew the 35-36 kilogram second-cross Poll Dorset lambs would command top dollar but when they made the market top of $198.60 he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.
It was estimated the lambs – destined for the export market – had a skin value of $12.
Mr Rodham said he was hoping they would make a good return and was pleased with how the lambs sold.
The Wagga market was quoted as being $5 to $7 dearer than last week. More trade lambs were offered and there was keen competition for the quality lines of extra heavy lambs. Skin values were $10 to $12.
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