It was a mixed yarding with a much better selection of trade lambs compared to the previous sales’ small offering. There were very few heavy weight lambs yarded though, there were still large numbers of very light young lambs being sold prematurely due to the drought.
Not all the regular buyers were present with three regulars absent.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $15 cheaper with the 12-18kg 2 scores selling from $93 to $136/head. Trade lambs were $14 to $19/head cheaper. Trade weight new season lambs sold from $140 to $192/head, to average from 770c to 815c/kg cwt. A pen of heavy weight new season lambs sold for $205/head. Trade weight old lambs sold from $130 to $195/head.
Very limited numbers of Merino lambs were close to firm with trade weights selling from $129 to $140/head. Restocker lambs were $7 to $10 cheaper with the better lambs selling from $93 to $174, while very young lambs sold down to $39/head. Hoggets sold to $185/head.
All grades were represented in a good quality yarding of mutton where the light weight sheep were $1 to $3 cheaper and the medium and heavy weights were firm to $2/head dearer.
Merino ewes sold from $50 to $206, while the crossbreds sold from $66 to $218/head.
Merino wethers sold to $215/head. Carcase prices for the better sheep made from $585c to 615c/kg cwt.
The restockers paid from $78 to $133 for Merino ewes and $90 to $119/head for crossbred ewes