Katanning sale report
A total of 16,833 mixed-quality sheep were yarded at Katanning last week, a rise of more than 3000 from the previous sale. Restockers were keen to source shorn store lambs, store ewes and wethers, bidding strongly on most of these lines. Heavy Merino wethers with a fleece topped the market at $149/head. Young wethers sold for a top of $141/ head to processors. Heavy lambs sold for a top price of $146/head and ram lambs sold to $129/head.
The best heavy mutton with a fleece sold for $130/head. Restockers paid $126/head for the best young ewes offered. Light lambs sold for $79 to $100/ head to processors. Airfreight weights sold for $100 to $122/head.
Trade weights sold for $120 to $138/ head to processors and feeder buyers and heavy lambs sold to $146/head. Wether lambs sold to live export for $75 to $118/head.
Young Merino ewes sold for $47/head, paid for lightweights, and up to $126/ head to restockers.