UPDATE: EWES struggled to hold their value at Horsham's store sheep sale today.
The Heard family from Horsham sold 180 May-June 2012 drop October shorn first cross ewe lambs for $123 to Rupanyup producer Peter Matthews to top the sale, but later lines made from $70-$96 a head.
The Heards' first cross wether lambs sold for up to $73.50 for 226 estimated to dress at 19-20 kilograms that went to the Australian Lamb Company.
Lighter lines sold from $49-$71 to the trade and restockers.
There were no lines of young Merino ewes over 100 sheep, but a line of 96 April-May 2011-drop July-shorn Ashrose blood ewes from SH and AF Clark made $109 to a Horsham buyer.
Other 1.5-year-old Merino ewes sold for $65-$91 a head. Merino wethers made to $60.50 for 243 May-June 2011-drop September shorn sheep that sold to LMB Linke Hamilton and were estimated to dress at about $22 kilograms.
Other 2011-drop Merino wethers made from $45 to $60 a head and 186 May-June 2012 drop October shorn wether lambs made $45.50 for the Hobbs family.
Young Dohne-Merino cross ewes made to $122 for SJ and KJ Tucker's line of 225 July-August 2011 drop February shorn F1s, but other smaller lines made $93-$104 a head.
Older Merino ewes made to $90 for 78 three-year-olds with 60 marked Dohne cross lambs and St Elmo Farms sold 232 5.5 year-old February shorn Merino ewes for $85 to a Hamilton buyer.
Most other 4.5-year-old and older sound mouth Merino ewes made from $39 for the lightest up to $76 for M and H Reading's 130 April-May 2008-drop July shorn Oakbank blood ewes.
Agents yarded 8589 sheep at Horsham today.