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CATTLE numbers nearly doubled, while the sheep offering also lifted at the Mount Pleasant market, but prices remained high.
Trade lambs rose $5 to $10 at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday, while heavy lambs were firm to $5 dearer.
LOW saleyard stock numbers across the state meant demand for lambs was well and truly up at Mount Pleasant on Thursday, pushing prices to $222.
CROSSBRED lambs reached a high of $275 on Thursday at an Ouyen, Vic, market, which had prices generally softer than the previous sale.
LAMB prices showed no signs of easing at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday this week, after a $190 top price was achieved.
Restocker competition is red-hot on trade lambs at the moment, and there are predictions that prices will keep on rising.