ON THE LAND Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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