Buyers push prime lamb values to $340 at Griffith

Livestock agents take the bids at the Griffith sheep and lamb market.

Livestock agents take the bids at the Griffith sheep and lamb market.

GRIFFITH vendors sold 10,050 sheep and lambs at the market on Friday.

According to the National Livestock Reporting Service lamb quality was fair with a good offering of grain fed finished lambs available. Heavy and extra heavyweights lambs made up the majority of the yarding.

Light lambs lifted $6 to sell from $138 to $156/head.

Trade weights were $2 to $5 dearer with prices ranging from $164 to $212/head. Heavy and extra heavyweight lambs showed the biggest change lifted $8 to $15/head. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $208 to $265 while extra heavyweights received from $224 to $340/head.

Carcase prices averaged from 863c to 940c/kg cwt. Mutton numbers were made up of mostly Merinos and quality was mixed. Prices jumped with Merino ewes selling from $124 to $245/head. Heavy crossbred ewes ranged in price from $190 to $225 and Dorper ewes reached $152/head.

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