PRICES dropped at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange, Vic, fortnightly sheep and lamb market on Thursday, with lambs $20-$40 cheaper and mutton $8-$10 cheaper.
There was 3341 lambs and 380 mutton on offer, totalling 3721 - an increase on the 2623-head yarding at the previous sale.
The top crossbred lambs only made $190 for 60 from MUT, Tempy, Vic, compared with $235 at the previous sale.
Export lambs sold from $175 to the $190 top or $5.50 a kilogram to $6.10/kg; trade types made $114-$155 ($6.20-$7/kg); while stores/light lambs were $28-$106.
G&P Burns, Tempy, sold 24 crossbred lambs at $185, while B&T Jolly, Speed, Vic, sold 36 at $175.
JR, RD&JA Morrish, Ouyen, received $172 for 55 crossbred lambs, while Tanany, Broken Hill, NSW, sold 26 at $155.
HL&PA Yard, Murrayville, Vic, sold 61 sucker lambs at $178, while DJ&KJ Daniel, Pinnaroo, sold 69 suckers at $170.
Heavy Merinos sold from $145-$165 ($5.80-$6.20/kg); light Merinos made $88-$133; while mutton sold from $95-$158.
N&R Monaghan, Tempy, sold 110 Merino lambs at $165; D&P Hopkins, Wentworth, NSW, sold 122 Merino lambs at $162; while Long Trail Farms, Parilla, sold 66 mutton at $158.
Dorper lambs were also offered with B&D Rural, Wilcannia, NSW, making $186 for 30 and $175 for a second lot of 68.
W,M&D Small, Geranium, sold 39 Dorper lambs at $156, while M&C Heintze, Murrayville, sold 38 at $154.
The next sale is on Thursday, August 6.
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