CROSSBRED lambs sold to $274 at the Ouyen Livestock Exchange in Vic on Thursday, with P&B O'Brien, Speed, selling 109 head at the top price.
Overall, 5020 lambs and 2155 mutton were on offer, totalling 7175.
Heavy lambs held firm, while trade were either side of firm, depending on quality.
Exports sold from $206-$274 or $7.10 a kilogram to $7.60/kg, while trades made $146-$219 ($7.60-$8.40/kg).
A&N Hulland, Patchewollock, Vic, sold 18 crossbred lambs at $260, while I&B&S McVicar, Underbool, Vic, sold 45 also at $260
P&B O'Brien, Speed, Vic, sold 31 crossbred lambs at $259, while MUT, Tempy, sold 99 at $250.
Brown Farms, Underbool, sold 84 crossbred lambs at $248, while J&P Heaslip, Ouyen, sold 42 at $246.
Selling crossbred lambs at $245 were Cureton Pastoral, Mildura, Vic, with 21 head; A&J Barnfield, Tapio, sold 54 head; and Fitzpatrick Partners, Walpeup, Vic, sold 41.
Heavy Merinos sold from $198-$260 ($7.40-$8/kg), while lighter types made $118-$175 ($7.40-$7.60/kg).
PD&LM Symonds, Loxton, sold the top weights - 42 at $260, while F Stone, Torrita, Vic, sold 27 Merino lambs at $224, and Wegner Bros, Karoonda, sold 82 Merino lambs at $222.
Mutton was $5-$20 cheaper, with heavy pens making $190-$240 ($6.30-$6.70/kg), and lighter types making $60-$188 ($6.40-$7/kg).
MV Curtis, Mildura, sold 25 mutton at $240, while LR Gregurke, Lameroo, sold 180 at $239.
A&N Hulland sold 110 mutton at $230, while GD Dabinett, Parilla, sold 52 at $208.
Dorper lambs were also offered, with M&C Heintze, Murrayville, Vic, selling 49 at $207; WM&SM Small, Lameroo, selling 78 at $203 and Tom's Vineyard, Red Cliffs, Vic, sold 51 at $201.
The next sale is on June 24.
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