Very heavy store ewe lambs made $156-$160.50
Medium store lambs sold for $130-$140
Prime lambs mostly earned $161-$186
Top prime ewes fetched $160
Store lamb numbers at Matawhero last week dropped to 1506 head, although these sold well with the better-quality lambs sought after by local buyers and heavy male rams made up to $165. In-lamb ewes were a highlight and good competition meant strong prices. A number of scanned-in-lamb ewes to Poll Dorset and Hampshire were on offer, and 4-5yr Coopworth ewes scanned-in-lamb with singles ranged from $140 to $170. Mixed aged Romney ewes scanned-in-lamb with singles earned $186, while Romney ewes scanned-in-lamb with twins sold very well at $226.
Prime numbers were limited although this market also performed well.