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    It has been a busy period for lamb and sheep sales across the region. Jen Hayes rounds up a bustling mob of excited sheep at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange’s latest weekly sale.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange after a weekly sale.
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    Jen Hayes rounding up sheep with Brownie the dog at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange after the weekly sale.
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    Jen Hayes rounding up sheep with Brownie the dog at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange after the weekly sale.
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    Jen Hayes rounding up sheep at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange after the weekly sale.
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    ON THE MOVE: Vendors yarded 10,950 lambs and 4400 sheep at the latest weekly sale at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange. PTransport operator Gavin O’Sullivan and exporter Peter Hooper assess details. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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    Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange after the weekly sale.

AgLife: Flock-dispersal sale draws in crowd at Horsham

A yarding of 11,000 merino ewes, wethers and crossbred lambs went under the hammer at an AWN Wimmera special sheep and lamb sale at Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange.

The sale represented a rare opportunity for growers to buy quality lines of proven Wimmera breeders and attracted competition from all over the state.

A crowd attended the auction and almost 100 registered bidders ‘logged on’ through Auctions
Plus online.

The sale involved two major flock dispersals. E. C. and J. M. Heard Family Trust, Natimuk, offered a partial flock dispersal of 1572 Wallaloo Park-Belbourie blood ewes, march shorn and ranging in ages from one-and-a-half to six-and-a- half years.



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The top draft of one-and-a-half-year-old ewes made $316 and was bought by J. M. Ellis and co. at Hamilton. Another sale of two-and-a-half-year-old ewes made $290 and were bought by J. S. and E. M. Staude from Harrow.

A second dispersal featured 1500 ewes and lambs offered by B. W. and H. K. Flynn of Douglas.

The top draft of two-and-a-half-year-olds made $244, while three-and-a-half-year-old ewes made $240. The top-price two-and-a-half-year-old ewes also made their way to Harrow, going to the Staude family.

Others lines of young ewes made from $150 to $251, while older ewes made from $160 to $230.

The sale of shorn and woolly merino wether lambs also attracted spirited competition.

The top wether lambs were a pen of 117 head, April-May, 2021 drop and October shorn, which made $154.

Girvan Lea offered a top pen of woolly wether lambs. These lambs weighed 42 kilograms and made $151. 

A line-up of shorn and woolly crossbred lambs were also meet with strong demand. Prices ranged from $116 to $180.

The entire November 24, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire November 24, 2021 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!