147 Romney breeding ewes made $241
Top prime ewes made $216-$225, with most $170-$178
There was a good yarding of sheep at Matawhero last Friday with nearly 1100 penned. New season store lambs were the bulk of the tally, with prices softening for most weight grades. The largest lambs made $136.50, with medium lines $107-$124, though the lion’s share of the tally were lighter lines that made $68-$101.
Prime hoggets are starting to disappear from the line-up, but prices held up well due to strong schedules and most fetched $200-$265.