Coombers break price record again

JOHN and Helen Coomber have broken the record for Merino wethers at the Warwick Sheep Sale for the second time in the past six weeks.

Just weeks ago the Roma sheep graziers set a new record of $84.50 however at the sale last week they set a huge new record of $95.

They are based at Airlie, a 2832 hectare property south of Muckadilla, and have been bringing their wethers, lambs and ewes down for the past six weeks.

“We're selling our wethers and concentrating on having all merino ewes and just selling cross-bred lambs,” Mr Coomber said.

“We will be coming back down for the next six weeks or so as well. We went to Dalby for 30 years but it got worse and worse and now Warwick seems to be the place to go.

“It's paying off, we've been in sheep for 43 years and it's the best season we've ever had.” Mrs Coomber said they brought about 110 to 120 sheep down each time.

“Our friends from up the road also got $80 as well,” she said.

“We usually come down on the Tuesday and the sale is on the Wednesday and we usually go back on the Wednesday.”

It is close to 500km on the dot from the Coomber's property to the Warwick Saleyards.

“If the price gets any higher it's a bit worrying really, people mightn't buy them,” Mrs Coomber said.

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