Katan­ning sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

A to­tal of 16,833 mixed-qual­ity sheep were yarded at Katan­ning last week, a rise of more than 3000 from the pre­vi­ous sale. Re­stock­ers were keen to source shorn store lambs, store ewes and wethers, bid­ding strongly on most of th­ese lines. Heavy Merino wethers with a fleece topped the mar­ket at $149/head. Young wethers sold for a top of $141/ head to pro­ces­sors. Heavy lambs sold for a top price of $146/head and ram lambs sold to $129/head.

The best heavy mut­ton with a fleece sold for $130/head. Re­stock­ers paid $126/head for the best young ewes of­fered. Light lambs sold for $79 to $100/ head to pro­ces­sors. Air­freight weights sold for $100 to $122/head.

Trade weights sold for $120 to $138/ head to pro­ces­sors and feeder buy­ers and heavy lambs sold to $146/head. Wether lambs sold to live ex­port for $75 to $118/head.

Young Merino ewes sold for $47/head, paid for lightweights, and up to $126/ head to re­stock­ers.

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