A pen of 55 heavyweight lambs belonging to 21-year-old farmer Andy Trengrove fetched $203 each at yesterday’s sales. Stock and station agent Joe Portelli (pictured) said the result was a credit to him. Photo: AMY GRIFFITHSYOUNG Dunedoo farmer Andy Trengrove was out west shearing when his pen of best lambs went under the hammer in Dubbo on Monday.
Mr Trengrove, 21, is a shearer by trade but has been doing a lion’s share of the work at his family farm, Greenhills, while his parents recover from injury and ill health.
Yesterday at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Selling Centre, Andy Trengrove’s pen of 55 heavyweight lambs fetched $203 each, equalling last week’s sale record.
The sale attracted 25,000 lambs and 8000 mutton, with prices in the lighter categories about $20 cheaper. But the Trengroves’ pen topped the market, with a big demand for the young heavyweights.
Stock and station agent Joe Portelli, of P.T. Lord Dakin, said the result was a credit to his young vendor.
“Usually it’s a farmer who has been doing it for years, but this bloke is just 21 and shears through the week at Warren,” Mr Portelli said.
“His dad has had a bad injury and Andy has been running the farm at Dunedoo, with help from his dad.”
The lambs were finished on lucerne and grain.
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