Buying replacement ewes


The availability, selection, purchase price and transport cost of replacement ewes can vary widely between different areas and with prevailing seasonal conditions.
Values will vary with presentation, assessed quality and age. Asking prices are usually at a premium for maiden ewes and from then on decline to prevailing mutton prices for ewes 6 or 7 years old.

The topics include:

  • Wool Cut per head
  • Wool prices
  • Lambing performance
  • Death rates
  • Ewe values
  • Further considerations


Primefact 1480 Third Edition

Published: Jul 2016