Griffith sheep and lamb market

Taking the bids at Griffith sheep and lamb sale.
Taking the bids at Griffith sheep and lamb sale.

VENDORS sold 11,700 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service light lambs were limited and averaged $153/head.

Trade weight lambs were $4 to $5 better with prices making from $161 to $204/head.

Heavy and extra heavy weight lambs lifted $10 with heavy lambs to 26kg selling from $207 to $240/head.

Extra heavy weights received from $237 to $298/head. Carcase prices averaged from 846c to 893c/kg cwt. Mutton quality was very mixed but prices continues to be strong.

Merino ewes sold from $110 to $222/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $143 to $276 with Dorper ewes selling from $98 to $220/head.