Katanning roaring ahead
Numbers at Katanning’s saleyard remained strong with 20,050 head yarded compared to 6658 in Muchea during the same sale week.
Elders auctioneer Jarrad Hubbard said all classes and grades were stronger.
“The quality of Katanning’s yarding compared to recent sales has increased as has trade demand,” Mr Hubbard said.
“Exporters are still very quiet with export wethers getting competition from processors and some export markets.
“The lamb market is strengthening, especially on heavier types, and demand for store grades is still strong from the local market and the east.
“I’d expect we will see similar numbers in the yards until the new year and prices to stay similar or strengthen.”
Elders quoted mutton up $5 with over fat making $65 to $80, heavy trade making $70 to $90, prime trade $58 to $79, prime boning $52 to $65, lightweight boners $47 to $55 and poor classes $15 to $38.
Export wethers were up $5 to realise $75 to $100 and store wethers were up $3 ranging from $60 to $82.
Export wether hoggets made $75 to $90 and stores $65 to $78.
Export ram lambs made $72 to $95 with store ram lambs realising $50 to $70.
New season crossbred lambs were up $8 and trading at 440c/kg.
Heavy grades reached $111, medium were $78 to $85 with stores $43 to $60.
Ewe hoggets were up $4 trading from $50 to $77 for trade.
Export rams realised $75 to $90.
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