SUCH was the high level of the prices paid for lambs at the weekly sale at the Leongatha Saleyards last Wednesday that it prompted a couple of wry comments from regular buyer Brian Campbell.
When asked, by the Sentinel-Times, if he was a stock transport driver, Mr Campbell noted that he might be next week.
“I’m actually a buyer but when they find out I paid the top price of $182.50 for a pen of lambs today, for Radfords, I could be looking for a new job!”
Radfords were the most active in a buoyant market that had veteran SEJ stockman Terry Johnston smiling.
“We sold my brother Phil’s last draft of lambs for the season for $177-a-head, which he was pretty chuffed about,” said Terry.
“He was already telling everyone who wanted to know before the sale was even finished.”
At the very least, a box of beer should be coming your way, Terry!
Damien Minogue of Elders, who sold the top pen, said Radfords were dominant all day.
After next week, the sheep and lamb sales at Leongatha are expected to go down to fortnightly. Check with your agent or with VLE.
Lamb prices hit the heights at Leongatha