Mutton numbers may have decreased by 12pc this week, but it was not enough to stop the downward path of mutton prices, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.
MLA's national mutton indicator lost 10¢/kg, to average 142¢/kg (carcase weight).
It reports that quality has been mixed at yards around the country this week, with some sheep coming off shears while others are in full wool.
In WA the mutton indicator fell 4¢/kg to 99¢/kg, as there has been less live export demand.
MLA says ewes in WA have been carrying more weight and skin length and are of a better quality than in recent weeks.