Katan­ning sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were up for a to­tal yard­ing of 14,683 head of mixed qual­ity sheep at Katan­ning this week.

Heavy lambs eased $4, with pro­ces­sors pay­ing the top price of $145, while feed­ers paid up to $140/head for good qual­ity lambs.

Light­weight lambs saw val­ues in­crease from last week, with more in­ter­est from feeder buy­ers.

A big yard­ing of mut­ton saw val­ues ease $5 and up to $18/head for ewes with no fleece value.

Re­stock­ers paid up to $142 for young ewes, while pro­ces­sors paid $125/head for heavy ewes with a 150mm fleece.

New-sea­son light lambs sold dearer, mak­ing from $64 to $105, while the very light un­der 12kg cwt lambs eased in price to make from $31 to $78/head.

Heav­ier lambs were dearer, with air­freight weights mak­ing from $95 to $118/head. Trade weights sold from $125 to $139, and heavy lambs reached $145/head.

Old-sea­son trade weight lambs sold from $115 to $120, while lambs suit­able for air­freight made from $95 to $112/head, in­clud­ing skins.

Light­weight cross-bred lambs to pro­ces­sors sold from $47 to $100 to av­er­age $70/head.

Good qual­ity heavy mut­ton over 24kg cwt sold from $70 to $125/head in­clud­ing skins to av­er­age 358c/kg cwt. Medium weight ewes with a full fleece in the 18-23kg cwt cat­e­gory made from $50 to $118/head.

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