Trade lamb prices increase by $4 at Griffith

TAKING THE BIDS: A file image from the Griffith sheep and lamb market.

TAKING THE BIDS: A file image from the Griffith sheep and lamb market.

Trade lambs were very scarce gaining $4 on heavy weights selling from $185 to $198/head.

Caroline Ronald

Quality was plainer with a large portion of the yarding made up of Merino lambs at Griffith on Friday.

Market reporter Caroline Ronald said supply was too small to quote all categories.

Trade lambs were very scarce gaining $4 on heavy weights selling from $185 to $198/head.

A good supply of Merino lambs slipped $10 to $20 across the heavy and extra heavy lines selling from $186 to $224/head.

Light lambs to the processors slipped $7, selling from $138 to $145/head.

Lambs weighing 26 to 30kg slipped $10 selling from $206 to $236, whilst the over 30kg range sold up to $285, gaining $10/head with additional weight on offer.

The small offering of extra heavy export lambs sold to mixed trends, averaging 740c/kg cwt.

A small penning of mutton was available and the quality was mixed slipping $5 to $7/head across heavy weights.

Heavy Merino ewes sold from $178 to $218 while heavy cross bred ewes sold from $210 to $220/head.

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