Southerners impressed with Warwick sheep sale
NORTHERN New South Wales residents Scott Antcliff and Daryl and Marilyn Tagget have been to many sheep sales before but with sheep to sell in the near future, the trio made the journey from Limpinwood and Murwillumbah respectively for the Warwick Sheep Sale yesterday.
Mr Antcliff runs the Tuckeroo Stud, a property in Limpinwood with 200 stud, near the border of Queensland and New South Wales while the Taggets have a much smaller property, with "not many" stud.
All three came away impressed with the sale, and the market.
"We've never been here before so it's interesting to see what's going on and it's my birthday so we thought we would check it out," Mrs Tagget said.
"We've got sheep to sell in the future so it's good to look at the market and get an idea of where things are at.
"We thought it was a good sale; there was a good setup and it was well run.
"It was efficient too; it was over in about half an hour."
Like the Taggets, Mr Antcliff said he wanted to check out prices before he sells his sheep.
"I've got dorper stud that I'm looking to sell," Mr Antcliff said.
"I thought it would be good to see what the market is like before I actually put them on the market."
Mr Antcliff came away upbeat about the market.
"It was a good market for selling," he said.
"I was very impressed with the prices the dorper sheep got.
"Dorpers seem to fetch a premium compared to other sheep breeds so that's positive for me."