THE Ouyen Livestock Exchange, Vic, was unable to sustain the lofty prices for crossbred lambs as seen in recent months.
After peaking at $346 a head a fortnight ago for MG Lynch, Morkalla, Vic, today's sale was back to $305 for 317 head from the same vendor, while a secondary pen of 575 made $279.
T&S Monaghan, Tempy, Vic, also reached $305 for 48 crossbred lambs.
M&R Fitzgerald, Mildura, Vic, sold 120 crossbred lambs at $300 and another 96 at $276, while N&F Hamilton, Ouyen, sold 54 at $293.
Overall, 7348 lambs and 1605 mutton were offered at the sale, with trade lambs holding firm through plenty of buyer competition.
Export crossbred lambs sold from $272-$305 or $8.10 a kilogram to $9.50/kg, while trade types made $162-$268 or $8.30-$9.60/kg.
Store and light crossbred lambs sold from $56-$166 or $8.80-$9.20/kg.
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Heavy Merinos sold from $190-$230 or $8.20-$8.50/kg, while lighter types made $54-$150 or $8.40-$8.70/kg.
IR Arney, Werrimull, Vic, sold the top Merinos - 23 at $230 - while Lynch Ag, Underbool, Vic, sold 36 at $214.
Heavy mutton made $130-$200 or $5.50-$6kg, while light mutton was $60-$130 or $5.50-$6.15/kg.
Arentz Farms, Manangatang, sold 87 mutton at the $200 top, while G&L Bate, Mildura, Vic, got $167 for 33; and D&L Traeger, Parilla, sold 21 mutton at $164.
Dorper lambs were also offered, with Serenity Holdings, Meringur, Vic, selling 26 at $200 and Manfred Station, Ivanhoe, NSW, selling 79 at $192.
Karra Pastoral, Balranald, NSW, sold 58 Dorpers at $191, while TDA Golden Field, Wargan, VIc, sold 68 at $190.
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