GRIFFITH vendors sold 4821 sheep and lambs at the market on Friday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
A few pens of trade weight new season lambs sold from $134 to $164/head. Old light lambs averaged $111/head. Trade weights were $3 to $4 dearer to sell from $120 to $137/head.
Heavy weight lambs averaged $146 and extra heavy weights received from $150 to $200/head. Carcase prices averaged 572c to 595c/kg cwt. Mutton quality was very mixed though prices lifted.
Merino ewes sold from $106 to $150/head. Crossbred ewes ranged in price from $100 to $133 and Dorper ewes received $89 to $105/head.