A TOTAL of 10,950 sheep and lambs went under the hammer at the Griffith market on Friday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service the usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market.
Light new season lambs lifted $6, to sell from $119 to $123/head. Trade weights were $5 to $6 better with prices ranging from $126 to $158/head. Heavy and extra heavy weights were firm to $4/head better. Heavy lambs sold from $150 to $158 and extra heavy weights received from $168 to $184/head.
Carcase prices averaged 640c/kg cwt.
Old trade weight Merino lambs sold from $121 to $130/head. Mutton quality was very mixed and Merinos made up the majority of the yarding.
Prices were firm to slightly better with Merino ewes selling from $105 to $148/head. Crossbred ewes ranged in price from $105 to $138/head.