Corowa Market Report
Corowa Market held on Monday, November 6 with 9,809 lambs yarded, a decrease of 5,378 from previous week and 4,674 sheep yarded which was an increase of 298.
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was good, nearly all the lambs were new season lambs.
Heavy trade weights were best supplied and there was a good run of heavy and extra heavy lambs penned.
Light store lambs were back in volume only and there were only a small number of merino and heavy old lambs.
Not all the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.
Restocking lambs lifted $6 to $12 and sold from $104 to $130/head.
Most of the lambs to processors lifted $2 to $6 with the light trade ranging from $119 to $128/head.
Medium and heavy trade weights received $128 to a top of $160/head. Carcase prices averaged 630c to 650c/kg. Heavy lambs ranged between $150 and $180 and extra heavy lambs topped at $200/head to average from 600c to 630c/kg.
Heavy old lambs reached $180 and the best of the heavy hoggets made $147/head.
Merino trade lambs ranged from $120 to $135/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was mixed.
Light sheep sold firm to $4/head dearer while heavy sheep were firm to a few dollars cheaper.
Medium weight ewes sold from $90 to $120/ head.
Heavy crossbred ewes reached $148 and heavy merino ewes with a long skin $160/head.
Most averaged 440c to 450c/kg.