Griffith sheep and lamb sale

GRIFFITH vendors sold 5525 sheep and lambs at the market on Friday.

The usual buyers were present and competing in a dearer market. Light lambs lifted $6 to make from $140 to $149/head.

Trade weights were $10 dearer, with prices varying from $154 to $196/head. Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs increased $20/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $188 to $218/head.

Extra heavy weights sold from $220 to $270/head.

Carcase prices averaged from 757c to 834/kg cwt.

Mutton numbers comprised mainly Merinos and quality was mixed.

Prices remain strong, with Merino ewes making from $115 to $234/head.

Crossbred ewes varied in price from $129 to $172 and Dorper ewes reached $154/head.