AWN recently held its first sale in the Katanning sale yards, with an impressive yarding of 627 sheep from six vendors.
Prices topped at $142 a head for a pen of 88 Merino ewes and averaged $118 a head.
AWN livestock manager for Western Australia, Don Morgan, said that the prices were reflective of the quality of stock on offer.
“Wednesday’s sale was well supported by the trade, with six vendors providing solid competition. The sheep presented very well, all being in good condition off the back of the season,” Mr Morgan said.
“This was not only AWN’s first sale at Katanning but it’s first in the yards in WA since it opened for business in the West in July. It is an exciting milestone for our clients, and I am looking forward to us offering our services in other yards across the state in the coming months.”
AWN, who quickly grew to become Australia’s largest independent wool broker after its establishment in 1999, is rapidly expanding its livestock services across the country. Its move to Western Australia was the latest in a series of growth activities for its livestock arm in recent months, which also included the acquisition of a successful livestock agency and the establishment of a greenfields site.