VENDORS sold 11,150 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service numbers eased at this sale with both lamb and mutton showing the decrease.
New season lambs lifted $7/head and more in places. Trade weights sold from $124 to $159/head. Heavy lambs received from $145 to $160 and extra heavy weights made from $160 to $176/head. Old lambs were also $6 to $8 dearer and up to $15/head in places. Trade weights sold from $114 to $135, heavy weights received $136 to $150/head. Extra heavy weight lambs sold from $150 to $220/head. Carcase prices averaged 580c to 600c/kg cwt. Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was very mixed. Prices remained steady.