A DRIVE for lamb feed efficiency and doability, and meeting the market, has produced a new Australian record price for a White Suffolk ewe.
New South Wales WS breeder Murray Long paid a record $6500 for a ewe ranked highly for her carcase attributes at the Detpa Grove 11th annual mated ewe sale at Jeparit in Victoria last week.
*107 of 113 ewes sold to $6500, avg $1061. AUSTRALIA’S record price for a White Suffolk ewe was smashed at this week’s Detpa Grove White Suffolk 11th bi-annual mated ewe sale. The new high price of $6500 easily eclipses the $5100 set last year at the Ramsay Park ewe dispersal in SA.
Detpa Grove stud principal David Pipkorn said the ewe was a unique blend of genetics and exceptionally good in lean meat yield.