Agents yarded the smaller number of 3,673 lambs and 967 sheep to total 4,640 head overall. These sold to the usual array of trade and processor buyers with a number of active restockers also operating across the market. Quality continues to be mixed with the bulk of the offering now being shorn as some good competition came from the buying group as both the lambs and sheep sold to improved rates.
Light weight lambs to the trade ranged from $81 to $142 with the light weight trade 2 and 3 score selection ranging from $119 to $145/head. Restockers were very active as they sourced lambs from $87 to $150/head to grow on. Trade weight 3 score lambs ranged from $152 to $169 to average around the 750c/kg cwt area with a lift in price of $5 to $8/head. Heavy lambs returned vendors from $168 to $209 with the extra heavy selection ranging from $202 to $240/head. Hoggets ranged from $115 to $172 with light ewes ranging from $108 to $124 as the medium weights returned from $135 to $180/head.
Heavy ewes ranged from $165 to a market high of $199 as wethers ranged from $180 to $200 and rams sold to $97/head.