PRICES took a dive by as much as $12 a head at the Wagga sheep and lamb sale with buyers seeking quality lines.
The second sale of the year featured a draw of 47,800 head and was held in hot and muggy conditions.
Many of the farmers had drafted their lots the day before during temperature that were above 40 degrees.
Extra heavies made as much as $165 with buyers clearly seeking out the better bred and finished pens.
Henty vendors Les and Betty Morey of “Lorraine”, sold a top-quality pen of of Suffolk cross lambs to make $158.
Mr Morey said he was pleased with the result.
Full sale report to follow at www.therural.com.au