Griffith sheep and lamb market | September 8 2017

The hammer falls at Griffith market.
The hammer falls at Griffith market.

GRIFFITH vendors sold 24,350 sheep and lambs at the market on Friday. 

Light store new season lambs to restockers sold from $80 to $114/head. Lambs to processors slipped $6 to $8/head and more in places due to quality. Trade weights sold from $118 to $149/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs received from $144 to $184/head. Carcase prices averaged from 608c to 621c/kg. Old lambs also slipped $5 to $10/head. Trade weights sold from $114 to $144/head.

Heavy and extra heavy weights ranged from $133 to $188/head. Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was very mixed. Prices were down $10 to $13/head. Merino ewes sold from $82 to $142/head. Merino ewes made $82 to $142/head. Crossbred ewes received from $98 to $120.