Katan­ning Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

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.

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