Katanning sale report
With 16,115 sheep and lambs penned, numbers were up by nearly 5000 head.
The market was strong remaining firm on all categories penned at Muchea, with the slight exception of new season’s lambs.
These lacked the condition of the equivalent new season’s lambs coming out of the north-eastern areas, highlighting the three to four-week difference in season.
In the lamb section light new seasons sold from $62 to $108/head.
Trade lambs sold from $120 to $157 and generally made from 660c to 760c/kg cwt.
Old seasons air freight lambs sold from $90 to $125/head.
Trade made from $125 to $169/head. The best of the ram lambs sold from $134 to $184/head. Very light store merino ewe lambs sold to feeders from $35 to $96/head.
Very light store merino wether lambs to feeders made from $45 to $96/head, remaining firm due to continued good competition from feeders and restockers. Heavy lambs sold from $165 to $186/head. Hoggets made from $101 to $120/head.
In the mutton market, the best boners sold from $60 to $95/head.
Trade ewes sold from $95 to $120, while prime heavy ewes made from $100 to $143/head.
The best of the heavy wethers sold from $109 to $140/head. Rams sold from mainly $10 to $45 for light and aged, while younger heavy rams made from $57 to $90/head.