Katanning Sale report
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 4796 mixed quality sheep.
All prime lines were keenly sought with all buyers in operation.
The yarding was again dominated by ewes selling to a top of $110/ head for score 3 large-framed Merino ewes with a three-inch fleece.
A pen of heavy new-season lambs topped the market at $148/ head.
Lightweight lambs sold for $69 to $80/head.
Lambs suitable for airfreight made from $75 to $123, trade weights made $110 to $132 and heavy lambs sold for $140 to $148/ head.
Wether lambs to live export sold for $85 /head. Feeder buyers paid $40 to $75/head for store lambs.
Young black-tag ewes gained $10 this week selling to processors for $69 for the light ewes and up to $101/head for heavyweight ewes with a one-inch fleece.
Restockers and feeder buyers paid $59 to $76/head.
Mutton gained this week with light ewes making $63, medium and trade ewes made $60 up to $80 and restockers paid $85/head for Merinos with a two-inch fleece.
Heavy mutton sold for $72 to $110/head with a three-inch fleece. Store ewes gained $10 selling for $20 for the lightweights and up to $80/head with a two-inch fleece.
Wethers to processors made $86 to $134/head.
Restocker and feeder buyers paid $50 to $144 carrying a three inch fleece and live export wethers sold for $85 to $120/head.
Slaughter rams made $5 to $50 while the younger heavy types sold for $84 to processors and $89/head to restockers .
Rams to live export sold for $65/ head.