Katanning sale report
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.