HEAVY lambs sold to a top of $277 a head at the Dubbo prime lamb and sheep sale on Monday.
The Dubbo saleyards are claiming it's the top price reached in the state so far this year.
The lambs were sold by Plasto and Company on behalf of vendors Adam and Natasha Whillock, "Haddington", Wellington.
The top pen of 80 head made $277/head, while 200 of the second cut made $234/head.
Overall, the sale was much dearer for all lamb categories. The extra heavy weights were up to $30/head dearer, while most other lines were $10/head to $15/head more than the week before.
Light weight lambs to the processors were $15 dearer, with the 12kg to 18kg two-scores making from $86 to $126/head according to the National Livestock Reporting Service.
Trade lambs were $9 to $14 dearer, with the 18kg to 23kg three-scores receiving from $128 to $175/head to average from 700c/kg to 725c/kg (carcase weight).
Heavy weight lambs were $15 dearer, while the extra heavy weights were up to $30/head dearer, with quality a factor.
The 24kg to 30kg lambs sold from $176 to $211, while the lambs over 30kg made from $219 to $277/head.