Griffith lamb market $5 dearer

FROM THE CATWALK: A file image from Griffith sheep and lamb market.

FROM THE CATWALK: A file image from Griffith sheep and lamb market.

VENDORS sold 8000 sheep and lambs at the Griffith sale on Friday.

The quality was mostly good with heavy weights dominating the market. Two domestic buyers were absent from the usual buying group. The market was $5/head dearer across the lamb sale. Trade lambs were limited with most pens weighing 22 to 24kg, to sell from $180 to $210/head to average 868c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were better supplied and were well finished selling from $215 to $256/head. Over 30kg lambs averaged 740c/kg cwt.

Processors dominated the light lamb category with lambs 14 and 18kg selling from $130 to $160/head. Processors operated in a firm market on the small offering of mostly heavy mutton. Heavy cross bred ewes reached $230 and heavy Merino ewes sold from $180 to $203/head. Heavy mutton averaged 580c/kg cwt. This report was generated remotely due to current border restrictions.