Lighter lambs return to paddock

TAKING THE BIDS: A file image from Griffith market.
TAKING THE BIDS: A file image from Griffith market.

A TOTAL of 5249 sheep and lambs sold at Griffith on Friday.

Woolly new season lambs were limited selling from $150 to $191/head. Shorn lambs made from $180 to $192/head to average 787c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs made $192 to $212/head.

A few good quality pens of export lambs were offered with the 26 to 30kg lambs selling from $213 to $232, whilst the weights over 30kg sold to a top of $242/head to average 733c/kg cwt.

Heavy and extra heavy shorn Merino lambs sold from $193 to $210/head.

Restockers were active on light lots paying from $60 to $147 whilst lambs going to feed sold from $166 to $170/head. Mutton quality was mixed and prices eased from $4 to $13/head across the yarding.

Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $170 to $213 to average 673c/kg cwt, heavy Merino ewes reached $213/head. Heavy Dorper ewes reached $210/head.