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.