It was only a fair quality yarding with a large percentage of the lambs lacking weight and finish.
There were odd pens of well finished trade
lambs mixed throughout along with a few pens of heavy weights.
A full field of buyers were in attendance and operating.
Lightweight lambs to the processors were up to $14 dearer with the 12 to 18kg 2 scores selling from $85 to $146/head.
Trade lambs were $7 to $11 dearer with the new season lambs selling from $135 to $178 while the trade weight old lambs sold from $131 to $188/head to average from 725c to 765c/kg cwt.
The few heavy weight lambs were also dearer with the old lambs over 24kg selling from $170 to $205/head.
Merino lambs sold to solid competition with the trade weights selling from $143 to $150 while heavy weight Merino lambs sold to $184/head.
With rain forecast for later in the week restocker lambs were up to $20 dearer with the better lambs selling from $103 to $152 while very young lambs sold from $50 to $98/head. Hoggets sold to $188/head.
There were some very good heavy weight sheep along with the expected plainer types in a mixed yarding of mutton where most grades were $9 to $13/head dearer.
Merino ewes sold from $50 to $210 while crossbred ewes sold from $80 to $200/head. Merino wethers sold to $198/head.
Carcase prices for the better sheep ranged from 590c to 640c/kg cwt.
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)