Katan­ning Sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were down, with a to­tal yard­ing of 21,883 sheep.

Large-framed mut­ton sold ex­cep­tion­ally well, while very plain light ewes were eas­ier.

A pen of young wether lambs to live ex­port topped the mar­ket at $165/head. Lamb prices eased this week, with light­weight lambs selling for $80 to $113/head.

Lambs suitable for air­freight sold for $103 to $120/head, tradeweight lambs for $120 to $150/head and heavy­weight lambs to $162/ head.

Store lambs to butch­ers sold for $67 to $120/head, while feeder buy­ers paid from $30 to $130/head de­pend­ing on weight.

Young black-tag ewes sold to butch­ers for $88/head (stores) to $144/head (heavy lines).

Live ex­port ram lambs sold for $98 to $119/head.

Re­stock­ers bid keenly on good­framed good-wool ewes, pay­ing up to $130/head.

Light­weight ewes sold for $40 to $90/head and trade mut­ton for $70 to $128/head, while heavy mut­ton prices eased $10/head, with these types selling for $100 to $151/head with a fleece.

Store ewe prices rose, with plain light ewes selling for $20 to $50/ head and big­ger framed stores from $78 to $131/head with a fleece.

Wethers sold for $90 to $165/head to live ex­port.

Older slaugh­ter rams sold for $10/head up to $110/head, and those suitable for live ex­port sold for $75 to $80/head.

Young rams to pro­ces­sors sold for $108 to $120/head.

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