Katanning sale report
Numbers were up for a total yarding of 25,783 mixed-quality sheep at Katanning saleyards last week.
Most categories lifted again, with prices only easing on the lesser quality stock offered. Extra heavy lambs topped the market at $170/head. Store crossbred lambs increased in price due to strong demand.
Young ewes were down on quality from the previous week, selling to a top of $119/head for the best.
Mutton values lifted with the best heavy mutton selling for $137/head.
Light lambs sold to restockers for $20 to $80/head, depending on size, while airfreight weights sold for $63 to $112/head for the lighter weights and up to $120/head for the heavier weights. Light trade-weight lambs sold for $119 to $130/head and heavier trade weights for $148/head. Heavy lambs sold for $148 to $162/head and extra heavy lambs to $170/head.
Young Merino ewes sold for $55/ head, paid for lightweights, and up to $119/head for the heaviest to processors, to average $92/head. Good quality heavy mutton over 24kg cwt sold for $90 to $137/head, including skins, to average 406c/kg cwt. Medium weights sold for $75 to $106/head.