Ewes sell to a top of $146 at yard­ing

Great Southern Herald - - News -

Num­bers were down for a to­tal yard­ing of 5560 head of mostly good-qual­ity sheep at Katan­ning.

All prime lines were keenly sought with all buy­ers in at­ten­dance. The yard­ing was again dom­i­nated by ewes sell­ing to a top of $146/head for score 4 large-framed Merino ewes with a full fleece.

A pen of ex­tra heavy old-sea­son lambs topped the mar­ket at $170/head.

New-sea­son lambs sold for $80 for light­weight lambs and up to $159/head for the heavy­weights. Light­weight old-sea­son lambs sold from $40 to $94/ head. Lambs suit­able for air­freight made from $95 to $120/head. Trade-weight lambs were up $5 sell­ing from $130 to $155/head.

Heavy lambs made from $155 to $160 and ex­tra­heavy lambs made $170/head. Feeder buy­ers and re­stock­ers paid from $35 to $56/head for light store lambs. Young black tag ewes made $45 for the very light and plain ewes and up to $146/head for heavy­weight ewes with a full fleece.

Medium and trade ewes sold for $70 for very light ewes up to $114/head for Meri­nos with a full fleece.

Heavy mut­ton was up re­turn­ing about 400¢/kg sell­ing from $100 to $146/head with a full fleece. Store ewes were up by $4 to $9 sell­ing for $41 for very light ewes and up to $115/head with a full fleece.

Wethers re­mained firm this week and sold to pro­ces­sors from $80 to $134/head. Re­stocker and feeder buy­ers paid $55 to $101/head for the store lines. There were no live ex­port sales this week.

Ram lambs sold from $40 to $118 while the older rams sold to pro­ces­sors for $15 to $120/head for young heavy types.

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