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.
NUMBERS were lighter - both in yarding and crowd - at the Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week, but prices remained "fully firm" on recent sales for most categories.
CATTLE sold strong at Mount Pleasant market on Thursday last week with demand for quality cows pushing the sale to a $1860 top price.
WHILE returns for crossbred lambs fell $15 at Ouyen, Vic, on Thursday last week, fierce competition for Merino lambs helped lift prices to near-record levels.
On the back of recent rain in SA and interstate, prices at the Jamestown market rose to impressive levels, with wether lambs in particular demand, topping at $192.