Suckers skyrocket to new highs at Wagga market | Photos, Video

Suckers skyrocket to new highs at Wagga market | Photos, Video


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Sucker lambs made a new high of $200.20 at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale.

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JUST when vendors thought sucker prices couldn’t go any higher new-season lambs broke through the $200 ceiling at Wagga.

Vendor Jeff Crawford of “Pine Grove,” Temora sold second-cross Poll Dorset lambs for $200.20.

The price is believed to be a new Australian record after new-season lambs had previously made as much as $197 at Wagga a couple of weeks ago.

Initially the Wagga market got off to a cheaper start so the stand-out pen of Temora lambs was a bit of a surprise for some.

Mr Crawford said the lambs were finished on clover, hay and oats.

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“I really didn’t think they would make that much,” he told The Rural. 

Mr Crawford is no stranger to high prices after selling a stand-out pen of suckers in August for $193.20 at Wagga.

At the time Rodwells Wagga livestock agent Anthony Cummins said the lambs were estimated to weigh 29-kilograms dressed. 

“These were the best lambs I have seen in Wagga,” Mr Cummins said. 

The lambs which made the new high of $200.20 were sold the team of auctioneers from Riverina Livestock Agents. 

A total of 41,510 sheep and lambs went under the hammer at Wagga. 

The Rural

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