Corowa Market Report
Corowa Market held on Monday, January 30 with 7,500 lambs yarded, a decrease of 1,800 from previous week, 3,000 sheep yarded a decrease of 500.
Lamb numbers were down this week. Heavier weights were well supplied and quality was very good.
The market fluctuated throughout the sale with strong competition especially on the 2024kg lambs. Fewer secondary lambs were presented. The dearer market was a reflection of demand being stronger than supply.
All the usual buyers were in attendance but not all competed fully in a market that was up to $25/head dearer.
Shorn light trade weight lambs made $118 to $148, medium trade were $4 dearer making from $129 to $161 and the heavy trade lambs were $10 dearer and sold from $150 to $176/ head to average 670c/kg.
Heavy lambs were $15 dearer and sold from $160 to $189, while the extra heavy lambs made up to $25 more selling from $183 to $216/head. Mutton numbers fell slightly. Quality improved this week in a market that was up to $20/head dearer on the lighter merino sheep and back a few dollars on the heavier sheep.
18-24kg merino ewes sold from $98 to $124, while heavy weight crossbred ewes made to $135, merino ewes sold to $134, wethers sold to $131 and hoggets made to $142/head.
Steve Grantham from Elders Corowa with Ron Gulliver “Elsinore” Balldale who sold 99 shorn lambs from $196.60.