ON THE LAND Corowa Market Report
Corowa Market held on Monday 9 October with 13,346 lambs yarded an increase of 1630 from previous week, 6,397 sheep yarded an increase of 159.
Lamb numbers increased and included 12,000 new season lambs.
The quality was very good across all of the new season lambs while the limited number of old lambs were mixed.
Trade and heavy lambs were well supplied but extra heavy weights were limited.
Hoggets lifted in numbers and there were several large runs of light merinos.
The market trend was dearer on new season lambs.
Restocking new season lambs returning to the paddock sold from $91 to $116, with a few pens of trade weights to $126/head.
New season trade weights were strongly competed for and sold $5 to $8 dearer with the medium and heavy trades making $129 to $155/head.
Heavy new season lambs were $4 to $5 dearer and ranged between $150 and $183, with extra heavy lambs reaching $190/head.
Carcase prices ranged from 600c to 640c/kg cwt on average.
Old trade lambs were cheaper mostly on quality and sold from $115 to $130 for the trades and $124 to $155/head for the heavy weights. Extra heavy lambs reached $176/head. Merino lambs topped at $144 and hoggets $126/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was mixed.
Prices lifted $3 to $4 on the light sheep and $7 to $10/head on the medium weights and lighter end of the heavy mutton.
Medium weight ewes sold from $73 to $108/ head.
Heavy crossbred ewes made $91 to $120 and long skinned merinos sold to $121/head.
Carcase prices ranged from 360c to 400c/kg cwt on most.
Peter Dargan from Rodwells Wangaratta with Garry Bennett and his mother June from “Bundara” Everton Upper who sold 81 lambs to a top of $169.20.