Katan­ning sale re­port

Albany Extra - - News -

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.

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