Griffith sheep and lamb sale, February 8 2019

GRIFFITH vendors sold 8750 sheep at the Friday market. 

According to Meat and Livestock Australia’s National Livestock Reporting Service numbers decreased this sale, with both lamb and mutton showing the drop.

The usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market.

Light lambs eased $6 to make from $108 to $122/head.

Trade weights were $4 to $7 easier, receiving from $124 to $149/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs were well supplied, easing $3 to $7/head.

Heavy lambs varied in price from $144 to $163/head. Extra heavy weights received from $159 to $206/head. Carcase prices averaged from 605c to 633c/kg cwt.

Mutton quality was very mixed and prices eased. Merino ewes sold from $74 to $133/head.

Dorper ewes varied in price from $71 to $98/head. Light crossbred ewes sold from $52 to $71/head.

MEET THE MARKET: Wayne Spencer at the Griffith sale.

MEET THE MARKET: Wayne Spencer at the Griffith sale.