A smaller yarding made up of mostly plain and mixed lots of both lamb and sheep was offered at Deniliquin on Tuesday.
Demand from the handful of regular buyers was dull, although quality and the limited numbers made it difficult for processors to put decent loads together.
Price results were cheaper, and one agent did opt to pass-in some lambs.
Lamb prices reached a top of $196/head for just four head of heavy trade weights.
The better style domestic lambs sold from $155 to $184/head.
Lighter weight processing lambs with reasonable fat cover sold from $122 to $144/head. Secondary small lambs sold from $48 to $100/head.
The sheep yarding was limited both in volume and quality.
A lone pen of extra heavy crossbred ewes sold to $210 and some recently shorn Merino ewes with reasonable carcass finish to $148/head.
Lambs – P & D O’Connor, $196; PC Crossley, $193; R Armytage, $184.
Hoggets – J Clarke, $180; R Armytage, $160; P Mitchell, $154.
Sheep – Pisasale Farms, $210; J Clarke, $148; M & D Cattanach, $144.20.
Rams – Pisasale Farms, $140; N P Miller, $104.20; P Stringer, $100.
~ Details provided by Meat and Livestock Australia and Elders Rural Services Deniliquin, on behalf of the Deniliquin Associated Agents.