Katanning Sale report
Numbers were down for a total yarding of 15,565 mixed-quality sheep at Katanning.
All prime lines were keenly sought, with all buyers in operation.
The yarding was again dominated by ewes selling to a top of $115/head for score three large-framed Merino ewes with a three-inch fleece.
A pen of heavy lambs topped the market at $157/head.
Lightweight lambs eased $5/head, selling for $65 to $101/head.
Lambs suitable for airfreight made from $77 to $119/head, trade weight lambs sold for $117 to $128/head and heavy lambs made from $130 to $157/ head.
Wether lambs to live export sold for $72 to $90/head and feeder buyers paid $25 to $95/head for store lambs.
Young black tag ewes were down on last week with quality also easing, they sold for $55 to $100/head with a two-inch fleece. Store ewes gained, making from $45 to $75/head.
Mutton fluctuated this week, with light ewes making $35 to $70/head.
Medium and trade ewes were up $4/head, to make from $50 to $82/ head. Heavy mutton eased, selling from $80 to $115/head with a threeinch fleece.
Store ewes gained $3 to $7/head, to sell for $35/head for the lightweights and up to $80/head for those with a three-inch fleece.
Wethers to live export made $90 to $130/head.
Restocker and feeder buyers paid $50 to $105/head for young wethers and between $80 and $141/head for mature wethers.
Slaughter rams made from $2 to $40/head. Rams sold to live export made from $60 to $76/head. Ram lambs sold to live export for $80 to $90/ head, processors paid $125/head.