Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - ON THE LAND -

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.

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