VENDORS sold 3070 sheep and lambs at the Cootamundra market on Wednesday.
Meat and Livestock Australia, market reporter, Graeme Richard said there was a lift in numbers and the quality was good.
Most of the lambs were trade or heavy weight new season and no extra heavy lambs were penned. Prices were back $20 to $30/head after a very strong sale two weeks ago. The few store lambs sold from $155 to $185/head.
Trade lambs to 24kg cwt made from $183 to $233/head averaging 900c to 930c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs ranged from $220 to $241/head. The limited supply of old trade lambs made from $172 to $197 and the best of the heavy weights reached $244/head.
Mutton numbers were up and the quality varied. Prices were back $10 to $20 with medium weight ewes selling $130 to $150 and heavy crossbred ewes returning $200 to $215/head.