VENDORS sold 9610 sheep and lambs at the SELX market on Wednesday.
According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service lamb numbers lifted and the quality was mixed but contained a very good run of heavy and extra heavy lambs.
Store lambs were not as well supplied and most of the lambs were lacking finish. The market sold to a firm to dearer trend.
Store lambs were $13 dearer selling from $140 to $183/head. The two score processing lambs to 16kg were $8 dearer, making from $136 to $158/head.
Medium and heavy trade lambs were $2 to $4 dearer selling from $167 to $211/head. Heavy lambs sold from $206 to $235/head.
Carcase prices averaged from 880c to 910c/kg cwt. Extra heavy lambs were back $6 selling from $234 to $266/head. Heavy Merino lambs reached $214/head. The best of the heavy hoggets sold to $233/head.
Mutton numbers were similar. Light and medium weight sheep sold $5 to $6/head dearer. Heavy weights were $12/head stronger.
Medium weight ewes made from $120 to $175/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $233 to $249 and Merinos reached $200/head averaging around 660c/kg cwt.