Griffith vendors sold 7450 sheep and lambs at the market on Friday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting service there was 3400 new season lambs penned with the majority of these being shorn.
There was a larger percentage of plainer lambs penned, along with a few well finished lines. Not all the usual buyers were present and competing in a steady market.
Light lambs to restockers sold from $54 to $113/head. Trade weight new season lambs were $3 to $4 easier with prices ranging from $122 to $145/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs held firm. Heavy lambs sold from $151 to $156 and extra heavy weights sold from $160 to $188/head. Carcase prices averaged 619c to 640c/kg cwt. Old trade weight lambs sold from $139 to $146/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weights received from $160 to $192/head. Mutton quality was very mixed but prices showed a dearer trend. Merino ewes sold from $108 to $169/head. Crossbreds made from $115 to $160/head. Merino wethers ranged in price from $113 to $145/head.