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.
“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.
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