Katanning Sale report
Numbers were up for a total yarding of 18,400 mixed-quality sheep.
All prime lines were keenly sought with all buyers in attendance.
The yarding was again dominated by ewes selling to a top of $136/head for score 3, large-framed Merino ewes with a two-inch fleece.
A pen of extra-heavy lambs topped the market at $164/head.
New season lightweight lambs sold for $75 to $110, trade weights made $125 to $147, heavyweights sold to $158 and extra- heavyweights topped the market at $164/head. Feeder buyers paid from $56 to $92/head for store lambs.
Lightweight old-season lambs sold from $45 to $102/head. Lambs suitable for airfreight made from $90 to $120/ head. Trade weight lambs eased $10 making $125 to $135/head. Heavy lambs made from $140 to $147/ head.
Feeder buyers and restockers paid from $40 for small store lambs and up to $118 for Merino wether lambs with a two-inch fleece.
Young black tag ewes made $35 for the very light and plain ewes and up to $115/head for heavyweight ewes with a two-inch fleece.
Medium and trade ewes finished up $5, and sold for $75 for very light ewes up to $110/head for Merinos with a two-inch fleece.
Heavy mutton fell $10 returning 375c/kg cwt. Store ewes eased as well selling for $40 for very light ewes and up to $115/head.