Katan­ning sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were up at Katan­ning sa­le­yards last week, with 17,351 mixed-qual­ity sheep yarded.

All cat­e­gories lifted in price, a re­sult of in­creased de­mand from pro­ces­sors, feed­ers and re­stocker buy­ers. Ex­tra heavy lambs topped the mar­ket at $158/head, with a large per­cent­age of lambs of­fered un­fin­ished, but still in de­mand.

Young ewes were gen­er­ally back on qual­ity from the pre­vi­ous week, but sev­eral qual­ity pens sold to a top of $151/head to re­stock­ers.

Mut­ton val­ues fluc­tu­ated through­out the sale, fin­ish­ing firm to up on the pre­vi­ous week, with the best heavy mut­ton reach­ing $129/head.

Light lambs sold to re­stock­ers for $34 to $67/head, while air­freight weights sold for $75 to $110/ head for the lighter weights and up to $120/head for the heav­ier weights. Light trade-weight lambs sold for $120 to $133/head and heav­ier trade weights for $147/head.

Heavy lambs made from $145 to $151/head and sev­eral pens of ex­tra heavy pens sold to $158/head.

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