Tallerack wool hits highs

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Ruth and Malcolm Leske, of Cascade, and Landmark wool manager Tim Edwards were celebrating the Leskes’ 30th wedding anniversary at the Western Wool Centre.
Camera IconRuth and Malcolm Leske, of Cascade, and Landmark wool manager Tim Edwards were celebrating the Leskes’ 30th wedding anniversary at the Western Wool Centre. Credit: Bob Garnant

Cascade woolgrowers Malcolm and Ruth Leske began their 30th wedding anniversary at Western Wool Centre last week watching their Tallerack clip being offered and sold through Landmark.

Keeping within the traditional colour of the Landmark occasion, wool broker in assist Tim Edwards wore the appropriate green business attire as the couple’s 55-bale consignment was put up for auction.

The Leskes’ August-shorn wool reached a top-price of 1079cents/kg greasy for a 16-bale line of 19.3 microns.

“It was the best price since 1989,” Mr Leske said.

“Even with the wet season we are having in Esperance, our wool was high-yielding and very sound.

“We have had an enjoyable life as wool growers and prime lamb producers.

“Confidence is very strong in wool and sheep.”

Mrs Leske said they were very proud of their five children, who were “all doing so well”.

“We are flying home today and will have a anniversary celebration dinner with family,” Mrs Leske said.

The Leskes have a mixed farming enterprise and run 1200 Merino breeding ewes of Wattle Dale and Penrose bloodlines.

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