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 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 crossbred 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 358¢/kg cwt.
Medium-weight ewes with a full fleece in the 18-23kg cwt category made from $50 to $118/head.
Light store boning ewes down to 14kg cwt made from $40 to $50, while heavier boners with a 150mm fleece sold from $75 to $118/head.
Wethers sold mainly to procfor essors for $60 for lightweights under 18kg cwt and from $85 to $120 for the heavier wethers, while restockers paid from $45 to $125/head depending on weight and fleece value.
Mature rams sold from $10 to $83 to average $38, while the younger ram lambs sold to feeder and restocker buyers for $55 to $105/head depending on weight and quality.
Numbers were up in Mt Barker for a total yarding of 789 head of mixed quality cattle last Thursday.
The offering was mainly comprised of store cattle.