LAMB prices remained consistent with past markets at Mount Pleasant yesterday, after demand from processors and feedlotters strengthened prices for sheep and lambs.
LAMBS ranged from firm to $30 cheaper, depending on quality, at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic.
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The annual October feature ewe sale at Cleve on Wednesday last week offered buyers from across the Eyre Peninsula with a plethora of quality restocking and replacement options, with bidders helping the sale to a $344 top.
Monday was a tough end to this season's Murray Bridge spring sales, with sheep on offer at the ewe and lamb market showing signs of a dry end to the season while some lines of older ewes still attracted good interest.
It was another year and another record at annual Lameroo offshears sale on Friday last week, with the top price of $385 breaking the saleyard record once more, eclipsing last year's top price of $340.
AFTER last year delivered depressed and erratic returns across all sections of the sheep and lamb market, the rolling records of this year's off-shears season have been a welcomed result for vendors but the peak could be yet to come.
NEW-SEASON lambs sold firm to $5 dearer when compared to past markets and prices held strong throughout the Ouyen, Vic, market on Thursday last week.
A DRAFT of weighty ewes topped the Jamestown feature ewe market at $352 on Thursday last week as restockers continued to chase breeders with good potential and weight for age and complementing well-known bloodlines.
YARDING at Mount Pleasant yesterday was up on previous sales and is expected to continue to increase for the remainder of the year.