The selection of ewes was dominated by wool ewes. However, the hair ewes attracted similar prices. The weight of the ewes ranged from 139 to 227 pounds with a price ranging from $1.03 to $1.113 per pound.
The bidding on rams followed no pattern. Buyers were looking for some particular item with the various rams. The bidding price ranged from $0.88 to $1.11 per pound.
Prices for heavyweight lambs have slightly increased from the last sale. Four 125-pound Rideau-cross lambs brought $1.42 per pound. Six 111-pound lambs brought $1.48 per pound.
The bidding was slightly lower on market lambs. The bidding prices ranged from $137 to $1.50 per pound. A group of nine 95-pound Dorset-cross lambs brought $1.60 per pound.
The bidding on the feeder lambs remained strong and held full interest by the buyers. The price bidding ranged from $1.80 to $1.89 per pound. An exception was two 85-pound lambs which brought $2.04 per pound.
The lightweight lambs continued the strong bidding; even those lambs not reaching the feeder classification. Two 75-pound Rideau-cross lambs brought $1.90 per pound. Eighteen 74-pound Rideau-cross lambs brought $2.06 per pound.
Four 65-pound lambs brought $2.04 per pound. Four 63-pound lambs brought $2 per pound.
A 45-pound lamb brought $1.625 per pound. Any lower-weight lambs were considered as risk and the bidding was much lower.
The selection for goats was very limited. Two 133-pound Boer-cross goat does brought $154 ($1.16 per pound). No goat bucks were supplied. Six 97-pound Boer-cross wethers brought $198 ($2.04 per pound).
Six 77-pound Boer-cross goat wethers brought $160 ($2.08 per pound). A 30-pound Alpine-cross goat kid brought $30 ($1 per pound).
The Ontario Stockyard Report is showing some unstable bidding. Lamb prices are dropping and the goats are not remaining as constant as in previous months. Even the new-crop lambs are affected, as the bidding is only strong for the “perfect” new-crop lamb weight. Lambs that are lower or heavier than this weight are receiving lower price bidding.