Selling returned the Ouyen, Vic, Livestock Exchange yesterday for the first time in 2022, with 5856 lambs and 889 mutton yarded.
Crossbred lambs sold suitable for export sold from $222 to $260 or $7.60 a kilogram to $8/kg; trade lambs were $180-$209 or $7.80-$8.30/kg while lighter lambs made $130-$175.
The majority of the Merino yarding was heavier lambs, making $174-$240 or $7.50-$7.60/kg.
Lighter mutton sold to $140 or $5-$5.40/kg, with the heavier offering $182-$205 of $5.50-$5.90/kg.
The saleyard high was $260 for 49 crossbred lambs from DL&JF Dutschke, Karoonda.
RE&GS Schutz, Karoonda, sold 102 at $256 while L&R Stone, Torrita, Vic, had 103 make $252.
Wegener Bros, Karoonda, sold 63 at $248, with Munro Bros, Ouyen, receiving the same price for 62 crossbred lambs.
JR&EL Croft, Morkalla, Vic, offered 77, which sold at $247; M Pohlner, Ouyen, had 70 make $246 and NA&BT Charles, Werrimull, Vic, sold 67 at $245.
DL&JF Dutschke also topped the Merino lamb offering, with 134 making $240.
M&M Farms, Carwarp, Vic, sold 70 at $207; M Pfeiffer, Bronzewing, sold 50 at $192 and Weemal Props, Geranium, had 85 make $186.
With a small number of Dorper lambs yarded, Serenity Holdings, Meringur, Vic, had 100 make $187, while PW&BL Ireland, Pinnaroo, sold 37 at $180.
The top mutton offering was a pen of 20 from DL&JF Dutschke, which made $205.
D&S Mole, Patchewollock, Vic, sold 140 at $200, while Westleigh, Patchewollock, had 60 make $190.
The next scheduled sale will be on Thursday, February 17.
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