Katanning sale report
Numbers were down for a small yarding of 8194 sheep at Katanning last Wednesday.
Rain fell steadily as the sale progressed.
The yarding was dominated by a mixed-quality line of lambs ranging from extra heavy lambs selling to $161 down to light store Merino wether lambs making $35 to $73/head including fleece.
Store light weight wethers lambs made from $47 to $63 for the very light and $78 to $105/head for the better framed lambs with a fleece.
Store crossbred lambs went to feeders and processors at $80 to $107 including skins and extremely poor drafts from $18 to $65/head.
Trade-weight lambs made from $113 to $145 while lambs suitable for airfreight sold from $90 to $126/ head.
Lightweight crossbred lambs to processors returned $18 to $95 averaging $68/head.
Heavy lambs, 22-26kg, sold from $136 to $156/head. Very small numbers of black tag ewes sold from $90 to $119 and lightweight stores sold as low as $45/head. Ram lambs made $70 to $85 to average $76 /head.
Good quality heavy mutton over 24kg made from $99 to $140/head including skins to average 386c/kg cwt.
Light store boning ewes down to 14kg made from $55 to $96 with a 3 inch skin while heavier boners returned $82 to $109/head with a 3 inch skin. Good medium-weight ewes in the 18-22kg range made from $90 to $114/head.
A small yarding of wethers sold mainly to processors for $115 to $134 while restockers paid $92 to $95/head for the store lines.
Mature rams sold to processors for $10 to $60 to average $36/head.