Ewes prices peaked at a national record of $402 at Naracoorte today.
Lamb prices in the north were boosted by the prediction of rain, with buyer competition intensifying against a shortage of numbers at southern selling centres.
Prices for lambs are reflecting supply and seasonal conditions in different production areas, leading to mixed trends.
We are into the last four weeks of winter and surprisingly numbers have remained high at all selling centres.
Are we seeing a lamb market correction or is this a holding pattern until new season lambs come on board?
Top quality lambs continue to attract solid competition at saleyards right across NSW and the season topping highs show little sign of slowing down.