Cowra sheep sale record broken

Kevin Wright, Craige Oliver and James Keady with the record breaking pen of lambs at the Cowra saleyards on Friday.

Kevin Wright, Craige Oliver and James Keady with the record breaking pen of lambs at the Cowra saleyards on Friday.

A pen of lambs has sold for a new record price at the Cowra saleyards.

James P. Keady & Co recorded the highest lamb price ever recorded at Cowra saleyards at last Friday’s sheep and lamb sale.

James Keady said on Monday, a pen of 46 lambs owned by Leanne Hodges of “Bonnie Doon” Tygong made $280 per head at last Friday’s regular Sheep and Lamb market.

Mr Keady said the lambs were estimated at 34kgs dressed weight and with a $10 skin the lambs returned over $7.90 per kilo dressed weight.

Local lamb buyer Glen Peterson representing Thomas Food Industries was the successful purchaser.

Craige Oliver auctioneer for James P. Keady & Co said they were magnificent bred lambs and given the season they were a credit to the vendor.