Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - REAL ESTATE -

Corowa Mar­ket held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30 with 15,187 lambs yarded a de­crease of 1,639 from pre­vi­ous week, 4,376 sheep yarded which was a de­crease of 1197.

There was a re­duc­tion in lamb num­bers of 2,836 while the sheep sup­ply also came back to 4,376 head.

Qual­ity across the yard­ing was from good to av­er­age as more light weight lambs were yarded.

The lamb mar­ket was mostly made up of 13,500 new sea­son lambs which greeted the usual buy­ing group com­bined with re­stock­ers from Al­bury and Shep­par­ton as they op­er­ated but were more se­lec­tive dur­ing the mar­ket.

Com­pe­ti­tion was eas­ier on last week’s strong sale show­ing an eas­ier trend for heavy lambs $5 to $9 cheaper, medium lambs were $5 to $7 lower while the lighter lambs showed the most de­mand sell­ing from firm to $3/head cheaper in places.

Re­stock­ers were busy at times with more suit­able light weight well-bred store new sea­son lambs as they paid from 4115 to $139 and also $66 to $116/head for lighter lots.

They also pur­chased cross­bred ewes from $120 to $164/head.

Light weight 2 score new sea­son lambs to the pro­ces­sors sold from $96 to $109, light trade weight 2 and 3 scores made from $115 to $129/head to av­er­age 650c/kg cwt.

Medium trade weight 2 and 3 score new sea­son lambs sold from $124 to $139/head av­er­ag­ing 635c/kg cwt.

The bet­ter qual­ity medium trade weight drafts of 3 score new sea­son lambs made from $134 to $154 and the heav­ier trade weight drafts of 3 and 4 scores sold from $148 to $166/ head to av­er­age an es­ti­mated 626c/kg cwt.

Heavy weight 3 and 4 score young lambs sold from $163 to $178 and the ex­tra heavy 4 scores sold from $175 to the mar­ket top of $190/head as they av­er­aged be­tween 605c to $617c/kg cwt.

The lim­ited sup­ply of old lambs saw medium weight 2 and 3 scores sell from $120 to $140, heavy trade weight 3 and 4 scores were from $145 to $150, with the heavy weights mak­ing from $160 to $180/head with the av­er­age costs mostly from 570c to 600c/kg cwt.

The lim­ited sup­ply of old lambs saw medium weight 2 and 3 scores sell from $120 to $140, heavy trade weight 3 and 4 scores were from $145 to $150, with the heavy weights mak­ing from $160 to $180/head with the av­er­age costs mostly from 570c to 600c/kg cwt.

Heavy hoggets sold to less de­mand sell­ing from $121 to $145/head.

The ma­jor­ity of the sheep of­fer­ing was from medium to heavy weights with less lighter pens.

There was slightly less de­mand for the light and medium weight sheep as they sold from $2 to $5/head eas­ier, how­ever the heavy mut­ton sold from firm to $6/head with the ex­tra weight in the sale a fac­tor.

Light weight 1 and 2 score sheep sold from $68 to $84 av­er­ag­ing 450c, medium trade weights 2 and 3 score made from $86 to $113/ head as the merino ewe mut­ton av­er­aged as es­ti­mated 454c/kg cwt.

Heavy cross­bred ewes sold from $105 to $140 as they av­er­aged around 385c and the heavy merino ewes made from $125 to $156/ head av­er­ag­ing 458c/kg cwt.

Medium weight merino wethers sold from $100 to $110 with the heavy weights sell­ing be­tween $133 to $165/head.

Rams sold from $30 to $58/head.

Ge­or­gia Nankervis from Rod­wells Wan­garatta with Des O’Donoghue from ‘Crum­ple­horn Park’ Wah­gun­yah who sold 174 new sea­son lambs to a top of $150.

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