Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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