Trade prices better at Griffith

VENDORS sold 19,850 sheep and lambs at Griffith on Friday.

Trade weights were firm to $4 better, with prices ranging from $152 to $199/head.

There was an improved offering of heavy and extra heavy weight young lambs offered and these sold to strong competition.

Heavy lambs up to 26kg sold from $194 to $222, with extra heavy weights ranging from $234 to $277/head. Carcase prices averaged from 820c to 850c/kg cwt.

Old trade weight lambs sold from $155 to $188/head.

Heavy weights made from $192 to $240, with extra heavy weights reaching up to $300/head. Mutton numbers eased though quality remained fair.

Merino ewes sold from $112 to $168 with crossbred ewes ranging from $115 to $139/head.