Griffith sheep and lamb market, May 15 2020

FROM THE CATWALK: Taking the bids at Griffith sheep and lamb sale. Picture: File image
FROM THE CATWALK: Taking the bids at Griffith sheep and lamb sale. Picture: File image

VENDORS sold 6009 sheep and lambs at the Griffith market on Friday.

According to Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Service numbers remained steady this sale and quality was similar to that of the previous sales.

There were good numbers of finished export lambs on offer along with the plainer types.

Most of the usual buyers were present and competing in a fairly steady market. Store lambs continue to be strong selling from $132 to $164/head.

Trade weight lambs were firm to $4 dearer with prices making from $180 to $219/head.

Heavy export lambs continue to make up the majority of the offering and sold firm with most selling from $230 to $293/head.

Mutton numbers continue to be limited but prices remain strong and steady on last week's sale. Most mutton sold from $170 to $244/head.