Rodney and Jim Tonkin from Caliph Holdings, Caliph, sold 62 White Suffolk-Merino lambs, with 46 making $203.

SA livestock vendors shine at Ouyen

THERE were plenty of SA vendors at the first Ouyen sheep and lamb sale for 2018.

THERE were plenty of SA vendors at the first Ouyen sheep and lamb sale for 2018.

Overall, 6078 lambs and 420 mutton were sold for a total yarding of 6498.

Export crossbred lambs made from $189 to $210 or $6 a kilogram to $6.20/kg, trade types from $160-$185 or $6.20-$6.50/kg and store $77-$115 or $5.90-$6.30/kg.

Topping the market with 38 crossbreds at $210 was SA vendor A Beelitz, Parrakie. The same vendor also sold 22 Merinos at $175.

Making the second-highest price was another SA vendor Jim Tonkin, Caliph Holdings, Caliph, who sold White Suffolk-Merino lambs, with 46 making $203 and a further six at $189.

There plenty of other SA crossbred vendors including D Daniels, Pinnaroo, 80 at $184, L&A Dabinett, Pinnaroo, 88 at $180, PC Anderson, Wynarka, 60 at $179 and K&J Schild, Lameroo, 24 at $170.

Vic crossbred lamb sellers included DJ Kay, Ouyen, 38 at $186, E&D Heintze, Murrayville, 56 at $185 and 84 at $176, M Pfeiffer, Ouyen, 96 at $181, N&K Watson, Murrayville, 40 at $168, A&J Stone, Underbool, 24 at $166 and G Mengler, Walpeup, 30 at $160.

Light Merinos averaged $108 and heavies $175.

D Scholz, Kringin, sold 23 Merino lambs at $163.

With mutton, light types made $3.90-$4.10/kg and heavies $3.60-$3.80/kg.

Mutton sellers included P Schultz, Ardrossan, 29 at $131, E&D Heintze, 31 at $128 and W&C Morrish, Tiega, Vic, 79 at $126.

Selling Dorper lambs were MAGNS Partners, Galah, Vic, 27 at $155 and F&L Latta, Walpeup, 27 at $142.

The next scheduled Ouyen sale is next Thursday, February 8.

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