Katan­ning sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were down for a to­tal yard­ing of 12,359 head of mixed qual­ity sheep at Katan­ning on Septem­ber 27. The qual­ity of lambs de­creased, with a few pens of heav­ier good new-sea­son lambs re­ceiv­ing an av­er­age price of 608c/kg cwt to top the mar­ket at $149/head, but the bulk of the yard­ing con­sisted of small store lines. The bet­ter heavy old-sea­son lambs were dis­counted, with hoggets in­ter­spersed in pens. Mut­ton val­ues eased on the plain type ewes, but the qual­ity of the heavy ewes on of­fer was good. Prices re­mained firm to dearer to av­er­age 380c/kg cwt.

in­creased in price due to gra­zier in­ter­est, mak­ing from $35 to $89/head. Trade weights sold from $125 to $13/head. sold from $95 to $124, while lambs suit­able for air­freight made from $83 to $115/head in­clud­ing skins. to pro­ces­sors sold from $69 to $105 to av­er­age $82/head. reached $149/head. The price of heav­ier lambs eased, with air­freight weights mak­ing from $95 to $118/head.

sold from $95 to $127/head, in­clud­ing skins, to top at 400c/kg cwt.

with a 150mm fleece weigh­ing 18-23kg cwt made from $70 to $115/ head. with fleece weigh­ing down to 14kg cwt made from $50 to $80, while heav­ier bon­ers with 150mm of fleece re­turned $70 to $115/head.

sold mainly to pro­ces­sors from $63 to $89 for light weights un­der 18kg cwt and from $81 to $130/head for heav­ier wethers.

sold to pro­ces­sors from $20 to $81 to av­er­age $49. The younger rams sold to re­stocker buy­ers from $62 to $102/ head, de­pend­ing on weight and qual­ity.

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