Numbers lifted at the Ouyen, Vic, Livestock Exchange on Thursday, with prices following suit.
The 6005 lambs trended up to $10 dearer than the previous market a fortnight before, with the 665 mutton were $10 to $20 dearer across all grades.
Crossbred lambs suitable for export sold at $190 to $245 or $6.90 a kilogram to $7.40/kg, while trade lambs made $155-$200 or $7.40-$7.80/kg and store lambs made $64-$145.
Heavy Merino lambs made $166-$233 or $6.80-$7.40/kg.
Light mutton made $45-$152 or $5.70-$6/kg and the heavy offering made $182-$198 or $5.50-$6.30/kg.
J&A Frankle, Patchewollock, Vic, sold 100 crossbred lambs at $245, while W Schultz, Mittyack, Vic, sold 47 at the same price.
M Burns, Tempy, Vic, had 94 make $238, Kulwin Ag, Kulwin, Vic, had 34 sell at $237 and P&C Mole, Tempy, received $234 for 57.
A&L Baird, Wentworth, NSW, sold 32 Dorper lambs at $175 while WMD&SM Small, Lameroo, had 47 make $166.
Wegner Bros, Karoonda, had a run of 162 Merino lambs sell at $233, with the same price paid for 46 from J&A Frankle.
TH Jackson & Sons, Underbool, Vic, topped the mutton offering with $198 for their run of 29.
TG&EA Payne, Karoonda, sold 76 at $192, while M Pohler, Ouyen, sold 29 at $180.
The next scheduled sale will be held on May 26.
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