VENDORS sold 12,450 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.
There were 2450 new-season lambs penned and quality was fair.
Trade weight new season lambs sold from $175 to $216, with heavy weights making from $211 to $233/head. Old light lambs sold from $141 to $166/head.
Trade weights were from $5 to $8 dearer, selling from $163 to $210/head.
Heavy and extra heavy weights were fairly steady. Heavy lambs to 26kg sold from $206 to $245, with extra heavy weights making to $260/head.
Carcase prices averaged from 871c to 925/kg. Mutton prices improved with Merino ewes selling from $138 to $200/head. Heavy crossbred ewes received from $18 to $200, and Dorper ewes made to $168/head.