Katan­ning sale re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Num­bers were up for a to­tal yard­ing of 19,839 mixed-qual­ity sheep at Katan­ning sa­le­yards last week.

Most cat­e­gories lifted in price, with in­creased de­mand from all buy­ers. Ex­tra heavy lambs topped the mar­ket at $158/head. Store cross­bred lambs gained $5/head on strong de­mand. Young ewes sold to a top of $129/head. Mut­ton val­ues lifted, with the best heavy mut­ton sell­ing for $136/head.

Light lambs sold to re­stock­ers for $40 to $82/head, while air­freight weights sold for $85 to $110/ head for the lighter weights and up to $127/head for the heav­ier weights. Light trade-weight lambs sold for $117 to $131/head, while heav­ier types sold to $142/head.

Heavy lambs sold for $148 to $150/head and a cou­ple of ex­tra heavy pens sold to $158/head.

Young Merino ewes sold for $61/ head for light weights and up to $129/head for the best, which sold to re­stock­ers, to av­er­age $89/head.

Heavy mut­ton over 24kg cwt sold for $90 to $136/head, in­clud­ing skins, to av­er­age 394¢/kg cwt, while medium weight ewes (1823kg cwt) sold for $78 to $105/head.

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