It was a much better quality yarding than previous sales with a pretty fair selection of trade lambs along with some heavy weights coming off crops or grain.
There was still though the expected numbers of light young lambs being sold early due to the season.
Light weight lambs to the processors were firm with the 12kg to 18kg 2 scores selling from $90 to $133/head. Trade lambs were $9 to $14 cheaper with the new season lambs selling from $132 to $181 to average from 700c to 745c/kg cwt.
Trade weight old lambs sold from $123 to $175/head.
Heavy weight lambs were close to firm with the over 24kg 4 score old lambs selling from $184 to $220/head.
Merino lambs were dearer on quality with the trade weights selling to $152 while heavy weight Merinos sold to $173/head.
Lambs to the restockers were $8 to $10 cheaper with the better lambs selling from $99 to $142 while very young lambs sold down to $54 for crossbreds and $40/head for Merinos.
Hoggets sold to $180/head.
There was some very good sheep along with plenty of plainer types in a mixed yarding of mutton where the light and the heavy weight sheep were firm to $4 dearer and the medium weight sheep were $11 to $13/head cheaper.
Merino ewes sold from $42 to $185 while crossbred ewes sold from $50 to $210/head.
Merino wethers sold to $200/head. Carcase prices for the better sheep sold from 540c to 590c/kg cwt.
The restockers were active on suitable lines of Merino ewes paying from $58 to $148/head
(Article source: Meat and Livestock Australia)