Katanning sale report
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.