Cull ewes outnumbered both old and new season lambs 2:1 at the Feilding sale last Monday. The top lines of mixed-age ewes reached $238-$240, with very heavy and heavy types sold for $171-$216. The slow start to the lamb season continued with only 416 presented; very heavy mixed-sex all made $190-$199 with heavy $171-$174. The hogget tally was also low and sold on a rising market; larger lines were mostly $207-$221, and heavy $186-$190.
A yarding of 128 cattle – mostly prime cows – attracted a larger crowd than usual. Angus and Angus-Hereford cows, 509kg, sold for $2.82/kg while larger Hereford, 618kg, reached $2.94/kg. Boner Friesian cows improved across the board with pens over 575kg rising 13c/kg to $2.73/kg, and 525-575kg firmed 31c/kg to $2.67/kg.