Lamb prices are falling after weeks of highs throughout the state.
At the most recent Cootamundra sale the market was up to $15 to $20 back for medium weight old lambs while the heavier lambs were $30 of the pace.
"This is very much in line with other regional selling centres in the last fortnight," saleyards manager Jeff White said.
Yarded were 3511 sheep and lambs an increase of approximately 324 on the previous sale.
"There was some very good quality heavy weight new season lambs along with some lighter fresh suckers," Mr White said.
"Old season lambs varied in quality with some fresh heavy weights although some are showing signs of tough winter conditions."
The market consisted of 1500 old lambs, 1434 new season lambs, 563 sheep and 14 rams.
New season lambs sold very well to be only $ 5 behind last sale small numbers.
Bellevue, Jindalee once again topped the sale with an excellent pen of XB Lambs making $250.
With an estimated CW of 31.5 KG CW and carrying a small $2 jacket they came back at $7.90 / KG CW and were knocked down to Australian Lamb Co.
Top price new season lambs were supplied by Cam Hazlett, Wallendbeen with an excellent pen of 4 month old suckers that made $246.
With an estimated CW of 27 KG CW and wearing a $5 coat, they came back at $ 8.90 / KG CW, and were knocked down to ALC.
Light weight suckers 16 to 18 kg CW made between $ 9.40 to $ 10.00 / KG CW.
The mutton market, was up to $10 cheaper with most 3 - 4 score Mutton ranged in the $ 5.60 to $ 6.00 / KG CW, with a top price of $196.
The hogget market remains strong with a top price of $186
OTHER LAMB QUOTES:
26 to 30 KG CW made from $220 to $250.00.
24 to 26 KG CW made from $ 200 to $215.00.
22 to 24 KG CW made from $170 to $180.00.
20 to 22 KG CW made from $ 150 to $180.00.
18 to 20 KG CW made from $1450 to $165.00.
16 to 18 KG CW made from $140 to $160.00.
The next sale is on Wednesday, August 21, commencing at 8.30.