Ewes in Australia are selling for almost $1,000 a head


Two farmers in New South Wales, Australia are still amazed by their receipt from a recent virtual livestock auction.

Colin and Rosemary Adler put 41 pregnant, Tattykeel Certified Australian White ewes on a virtual selling platform. They placed a reserve price of $600 per head.

The Barmedman farmers were floored when their ewes started going for $988 dollars a head, which might also be an Australian record.

The Adlers attribute the high price to the breed. He just buys good-quality studs and makes sure the pasture is in top shape.

“They are on now special diet, just improved pastures and paddock feed, they’ve had no special attention,” he states, according to ABC Australia.

Colin use to breed for wool and was very fond of Merinos. But, he decided after looking at the wool prices he would switch to meat sheep.

“I heard about the Australian Whites and went and had a look and could see they were going to be a sheep that would be good for the future,” he adds.

The ewes were bought by a farmer from Condobolin.

Story via Cara Jeffery with ABC Rural