Griffith market | September 8 2018

ON THE CATWALK: Griffith livestock agents sell the lambs.
ON THE CATWALK: Griffith livestock agents sell the lambs.

VENDORS sold 13,190 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia there was 5200 new season lambs penned and prices were down by $15 to $20/head.

Trade weight lambs sold from $162 to $210, while the heavy weights ranged in price from $210 to $225/head.

Carcase prices averaged 850c to 914c/kg.

Old lambs followed a similar trend to fall $20/head.

Trade weights ranged from $154 to $191, heavy lambs selling from $194 to $215/head.

Extra heavy weight lambs sold from $216 to $327/head.

Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality continues to be variable.

Prices fell with Merino ewes selling from $94 to $181/head.

Crossbred ewes sold from $102 to $160 and Dorper ewes received from $88 to $141/head. 

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