Producers selling off stock in dry conditionsBy Annabelle Homer, ABC Rural, Friday February 22, 2013 - 10:42 EDT
Sheep producers in northern South Australia are selling off their stock because of a lack of feed and water.
About 27,000 sheep were yarded at Jamestown this week, 10,000 more than last month.
There are extra markets being held to help producers offload their stock.
Geoff Fel, from north of Hawker, said he only had 50 millimetres of rain over winter, leaving him no choice but to de-stock.
He said with 1,100 head going under the hammer, he was hoping for better prices.
"Our wether lambs are not in very good condition, so they did bring $32, pretty average," he said.
"If we can get $50 to $60 for a lamb we'd be pretty happy."
© ABC 2013
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