There was an increase in shorn lambs and light store lambs were in fewer numbers. Trade weights were well supplied and there was a very good run of heavy shorn lambs. The market was close to steady on most lambs.
New season lambs to the restockers sold from $69 to $112/head.
The 2 score processing lambs made from $100 to $128/head. Medium and heavy trade weights sold from $131 to $171/head, averaging 715c/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score lambs made from $168 to $196 and extra heavy new season lambs reached $206/head.
Heavy shorn trade lambs were also firm on average, making from $145 to $178/head. Heavy shorn lambs eased $2 to make from $180 to $193/head.
Extra heavy lambs sold from $188 to $217/head. Carcase prices averaged from 680c to 730c/kg cwt. Hoggets reached $174/head.
Mutton numbers eased and the quality was again mixed, but there were more heavy sheep penned.
Most of the medium and heavy sheep gained $4 to $5/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $90 to $115/head. Heavy crossbreds made from $125 to $150 and Merinos reached $142/head. Merino wethers sold to $148/head. Carcass prices averaged from 460c to 480c/kg cwt.