Katanning sale report
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.