Modest Sheffield Ewe Fair interest

Last updated 08:21 21/02/2014

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A light yarding of two-tooths and adult ewes attracted modest interest at the Sheffield Ewe Fair.

Prices for both sections were supported at the February 14 sale by the bulk of the adult ewes being in heavy condition. This kept ewe prices up to and over their killing value as it has over the other fairs.

Sales included:

Two-tooth ewes - Lincoln University (Silverwood) 273 coopworth two-tooth ewes at $128, The Rock P/ship (Omihi) 119 perendale 2th es at $119, J J Lochhead (Omihi) 342 corriedale 2th es at $100 to $117, GT & AM Stewart (Darfield) 123 romney 2th es at $100 to $115, Ashdale Farm (Cust) 212 per 2th es at $105 - $108.

Adult ewes - GT & AM Stewart (Darfield) 407 2 and 3 shear rom es at $110 to $119, Montana Farm (Oxford) 191 mixed age rom es at $80 to $95, Richon P/ship (Lees Valley) 545 per annual draft es at $88 to $97, AB Reveley (Fighting Hill) 143 rom 5 year es at $109 and 99 border cross 5 year es at $110.

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