Quality lambs at this week's sale

Lamb numbers were steady and the quality very good at Tuesday's sheep sale at the Central West Livestock Exchange.

Tuesday's yarding was 28850, up 950 on the previous week. A total 21750 of the yarding was made up of lambs, with 7100 sheep.

There was a good run of trade and heavy lambs most supplementary fed and while there was a very good run of extra heavy lambs there was a lot less weight offered in this weight range.

Light lambs were limited and all the buyers operated in a mostly cheaper market.

Light 2 score lambs sold slightly dearer $111 to $144/head.

Trade lambs to 22kg ranged from $155 to $198 slipping $4 to $8/head.

The heavy lambs to 26kg were firm to $4 dearer with the 4 score lambs $204 to $255/head.

Carcase prices averaged 820c to 880c/kg cwt.

Extra heavy lambs were $25 cheaper and ranged from $265 to $315/head.

Heavy Merino lambs $185 to $211 and hoggets reached $215/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was again mixed.

Mutton prices varied and heavy weights sold to a cheaper trend.

Heavy Merino ewes made from $176 to $235 and crossbred ewes sold from $143 to $230/head.

Most averaged 570c to 610c/kg cwt.

There was no cattle sale Monday due to the public holiday long weekend.

Market reports from Meat and Livestock Australia's National Livestock Reporting Agency.

Monday's sheep sale saw a slightly reduced yarding on the back of the long weekend.

Monday's sheep sale saw a slightly reduced yarding on the back of the long weekend.