Farmers in southern New South Wales rewrite the record books by selling Australian white sheep again for $ 994 per head

Records are broken and the Adler family has made short work of the high price they set just seven days ago when they sold their Australian white sheep for $ 988 a head.

Colin and Rosemary Adler, who operate a farm in Barmedman, southern NSW, this week offered 60 in-station mated ewes on AuctionsPlus, with a project of 20 ewes sold for $ 994 per head.

It is understood that this is a record commercial price for the Australian White breed ewe and for AuctionsPlus.

The 60 ewes mated in station of the Adler family were in demand and ordered 595 combined offers on the three lots. (

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The remaining 40 heads sold for $ 992 per head.

The ewes were 9 to 11 months old and weighed an average of 55.9 kilograms (live weight).

The ewes were mated to the Tattykeel Rams and were Tattykeel Certified Australian White Blood Commercial Ewes.

Sheep were in demand with AuctionsPlus registering 595 combined offers across all three lines, with all lots clearing the stash of well over $ 300 each.

AuctionsPlus reported that the 60 sheep were sold in three lots and were all purchased by Victorian buyers.

White sheep standing in the sheepfolds.
Last week Colin and Rosemary Adler sold this draft of 41 August 2020 ewes that were scanned into lamb for $ 988 per head.(

Provided: Listing Agent QPL Rural Property and Livestock


They were sisters to 41 ewes scanned into lambs last week that the Adlers sold for $ 988 a head and bought by a farmer in Condobolin.

‘Good result’

AuctionsPlus chief economist Tim McRae said last week’s result was a very pleasant surprise and this week’s result was the cream on top.

“People are willing to pay record prices to get their hands on this genetics,” McRae said.

He said the ewes were scanned undetectably of a lamb in early May and were later joined by white Australian rams from Tattykeel.

“They were paired at station, so it was a riskier decision for the buyers, so it’s obviously a genetic purchase and it’s an indication of where the buyers want to take their own herds to the farm,” Mr McRae said.

Mr McRae said that, based on the online auction platform’s sales last week, pregnant ewes were in demand with a close to 100% liquidation rate.

He said the 8,000 head of scanned lambskin (SIL) merino ewes they sold cost an average of $ 254 per head and the 2,000 SIL excreted ewes they sold averaged $ 480 per head.

“Although the bulk of the ewes are not sold at near record high prices, demand remains very strong and producer optimism is very strong in the middle of winter,” McRae said.

To Mr. McRae’s knowledge, the Adlers had no more ewes ready to be marketed.

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