COLLINGULLIE vendors Mick and Judy Hansell have broken the new-season lamb record after selling a pen at Wagga for a high of $292.20.
The second-cross Poll Dorset lambs, finished at the Hansell’s property “Glenburn,” were estimated to weigh around 28-kilograms dressed and were sold by Landmark Wagga.
It was a price which eclipsed the previous high of $260 for suckers paid at Griffith last Friday.
Mr Hansell said said he was pleased with the result and it was more than he had anticipated.
He said the 55 lambs were finished on lucerene. Buyers and livestock agents commented that the pen was of exceptional quality to meet the market specifications.
Big numbers of sheep and lambs went under the hammer at the Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre with vendors selling a total of 45,320.
There were limited numbers of extra-heavy lambs but the pens that were there attracted extremely strong buyer competition.
Vendor Doug Constance of Humula has had a successful selling season and in teaming up with GJ Hulm the duo has topped the Wagga market on several occasions including making two Australian records.
A stand out pen of lambs offered by Mr Constance made a high of $315. GJ Hulm principal, Isaac Hill estimated the lambs weighed 42 kilograms dressed.
He said Mr Constance had produced some top quality lambs this season. In separate consignments this vendor received $276, $301.20 and $315.
The high of $315 was just $3 shy of the national record for extra-heavy lambs paid at Griffith on Friday.
Another stand-out pen offered at Wagga did sell for $317 on account of John Fowler, “Kooroogong”, Harefield.