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.

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