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Katanning Sheep Report

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Report Date: 18th May 2022

Total Yarding: 4411

Numbers eased dramatically with good general rain received for most areas over the last week. Processors were still selective with most holding a backlog of sheep to process. Prices fluctuated with the low numbers offered combined with feeder and restocker buyers showing more interest following the season break.

Poorly presented store lines once again attracted little interest from selective buyers. Heavy lambs sold to a top of $190/head while feeder buyers paid up to 700c/kg cwt for suitable lambs. Some lines of ewes jumped $10 to $20/head on last week’s lows with a top price of $158/head.

Light weight lambs weighing under 16kg made from $30 to $85/head while heavier under 18kg returned $97 to $110 and trade weight lambs sold from $90 to $154/head. Heavy lambs returned $150 to $190/head. Ram lambs made from $25 to $130/head. Merino wether hoggets sold from $69 for light stores up to $145 while the Merino ewe hoggets gained with grazier interest selling from $100 to $158/head.

Light weight and medium store ewes sold from $5 to $110 while medium weight prime ewes weighing under 30kg cwt returned $110 to $158/head with a fleece. Heavy ewes made from $140 to $150/head. Best heavy wethers returned $140/head and mature rams made from $20 to $75/head in an easier market.

Market Reporter; Tracey Kilner.