Katanning Sale report
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.