ON THE LAND Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

Corowa Mar­ket held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 4 with 8,418 lambs yarded a de­crease of 1,924 from pre­vi­ous week, 2,933 sheep yarded a de­crease of 59.

Lamb num­bers eased slightly but still con­tained 6,132 new sea­son lambs.

The qual­ity was good with plenty of trade weights penned and there was an in­crease in light ex­port weights.

Old lambs were a lit­tle more mixed but still had good num­bers of trade and heavy lambs.

There were a few very heavy pens of ex­tra heavy weights.

There were fewer merino lambs of­fered this week. The mar­ket was stronger on most lambs. New sea­son lambs were firm to $6 dearer with the medium and heavy trade weights rang­ing from $124 to $159/head.

Heavy weights ranged be­tween $154 and $178/head with ex­tra heavy new sea­son lambs reached $189.20/head.

Car­cass prices ranged from 635c to 655c/kg on aver­age.

Old lambs were fully firm with trade weights $125 to $146/head.

Heavy old lambs ranged from $137 to $166 and ex­tra heavy lambs topped at $210/head.

Aver­age car­cass prices ranged from 595c to 620c/kg. Merino lambs $112 to $150/head. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $140/ head. Mut­ton num­bers fell and qual­ity was good. Medium weight sheep lifted $3 to $6 and the heavy weight jumped $17 to $18/head.

Medium weight ewes sold from $98 to $115/ head.

Heavy cross­bred ewes ranged from $117 to $144 and heavy merino ewes from $120 to $138/head.

Most av­er­aged be­tween 420c and 450c/kg.

Tim Robin­son from Paull & Scol­lard Al­bury with Evan, Tracey and Max Fealy from Mt Ulva Urana who sold 195 new sea­son lambs to $155.

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