Katan­ning Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were up at Katan­ning sa­le­yards last week, for a to­tal yard­ing of 19,330 mixed-qual­ity sheep. All prime lines were keenly sought af­ter, with all buy­ers in op­er­a­tion.

The yard­ing was again dom­i­nated by ewes, sell­ing to a top of $121/head for score three large­framed Merino ewes with a three-inch fleece.

A pen of heavy ram lambs topped the mar­ket at $240/head in a com­pet­i­tive sale to re­stock­ers.

Light­weight lamb prices were up, with these types sell­ing for $65 to $107/head.

Lambs suit­able for air­freight sold for $72 to $121/head, while trade-weight lambs sold for $124 to $138/head.

Wether lambs sold to live ex­port for $90 to $110/head and feeder buy­ers paid $30 to $87/ head for store lambs.

Young black tag ewes gained on qual­ity and sold for $51 to $113/ head, paid for heavy­weight ewes with a two-inch fleece. Store ewes sold for $40 to $99/head.

Mut­ton prices re­mained firm across most cat­e­gories, with light ewes sell­ing for $50/head.

Medium and trade ewe prices eased, with these types sell­ing from $62 to $78/head, paid for those with a three-inch fleece.

Heavy mut­ton sold for $81 to $121/head, paid for those with a three-inch fleece. Store ewes from $30/head for lightweights and up to $87/head for those with a three-inch fleece.

Wethers sold to pro­ces­sors for $90 to $116/head.

Re­stocker and feeder buy­ers paid $45 to $108/head for those car­ry­ing a two-inch fleece and live ex­port wethers sold for $79 to $120/head.

Ram lambs sold to live ex­port for $80 to $90/head, pro­ces­sors paid $38 to $117/head and re­stocker and feeder buy­ers paid from $38/head for lightweights to $240/head.

Slaugh­ter rams sold for $5 to $75/head. Rams sold to live ex­port for $70 to $105/head.

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