TRADE lamb prices were $5 a head dearer at the Cootamundra market when vendors sold 4157 head.
Vendors sold 2941 lambs, 966 ewes, 83 hoggets, 135 mutton and 32 rams.
Trade lambs, weighing 19 to 24 kilograms dressed were $5 dearer.
Jack Cameron, Dirnaseer received the top money of $217 for a pen of extra-heavy cross bred lambs.
With an estimated carcase weight of of 31kg and a skin value of $5 the price equated to $7 a kilogram and the lambs were secured by Fletcher International.
Three to four score trade lambs, weighing 19 to 24 kilograms dressed made $8.50 to $8.80 a kilogram with some of the better pens making as much as $9.20/kg.
The light trade-weight bag lambs, 14 to 18kg dressed, made $9/kg. Meanwhile, heavier trade lambs weighing more than 26kg dressed sold from $6.80 to $7.20/kg.
The mutton market, was once again strong. Peter and Kay Keene of Ariah Park, sold cross bred ewes for $223. Most mutton ranged from $ 5.80 to $ 6.30/kg dressed.
The hogget market remains strong with a top price of $ 213.00 The average price per head sold was $174.
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