Trade lambs ease in price

Taking the bids from the catwalk at Griffith.
Taking the bids from the catwalk at Griffith.

VENDORS sold 7700 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.

Most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a cheaper market. Light new season lambs eased $2, selling from $140 to $145/head. Trade weights were $5 easier with prices making from $155 to $185/head. Heavy lambs also eased to sell from $182 to $210/head. Carcase prices averaged from 760 to 783c/kg cwt. Old trade weights sold from $155 to $190 with heavy weights selling from $185 to $210/head. Extra heavy weights sold from $215 to $250/head. Mutton numbers were made up by predominately Merinos and quality was fair. Prices showed a dearer trend with Merino ewes selling from $126 to $200/head. Crossbreds received from $118 to $220 and Dorper ewes sold to $166/head.