Ed Archer, his son Robbie are pictured Jo Bradley and her son Hugh who paid $166 a head for tops of the Greenhythe, Cashmore-blood ewe lambs priced along with the second pen bought at $162.

Tamar Valley lambs average $121.10

A total yarding of 8140 lambs was offered at this year’s 16th annual Tamar Valley Lamb Sale near Launceston, Tas on Thursday.

The yardings were presented in very forward, sappy condition and would be some of the best the Archer Families have presented in some years, according to Greg Harris of Elders.

The usual line up of repeat buyers, which bought up the majority of the lambs, along with some new faces kept competition as strong as has been seen at this sale for some years.

“Again we witnessed strong mainland support with 47 percent or 3850 lambs getting a boat ride to Victoria” Mr Harris said.

Greg Harrington and Lachie McAlaster, Elders Bendigo secured the majority while local buyers were again very supportive the sale.

Successful local buyers included the Bond Family “Eastfield” Cressy buying 1820, Rob Tole-Greenvale Pastoral, Cressy -592, Bradley Ag, Longford - 410, DL & VJ Grey, Devonport – 335 and DT & MD Hingston, Cressy -338.

Stuart Archer’s Effingham Poll Dorset BLM-cross and Romney BLM-cross September/October-drop lambs, average $120.47 over his drafts of 2976.

Winston Archer’s Weymouth Farm Pastoral sold 2434 White Suffolk BLM-cross lambs, September/October-drop, for a draft average $120.83 while Ed Archer’s “Greenhythe” sold 1863 Composite lambs, average $115.05, 694 plus Composite ewe lambs, Cashmore/Oaklea Maternal-blood, $141.19 average,

A line of 175 Greenhythe cast for age ewes made $115.

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