Katan­ning Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

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.

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