Corowa Mar­ket Re­port

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Corowa Mar­ket held on Mon­day, April 9 with 9,598 lambs yarded a de­crease of 2,140 from pre­vi­ous mar­ket, 3074 sheep yarded a de­crease of 53.

Lamb num­bers eased be­low 10,000 head (2140 less) as sell­ing re­sumed af­ter the Easter hol­i­days.

Qual­ity over­all was plainer, al­though there were still some very good pens of sup­ple­men­tary lambs on of­fer.

De­mand was weaker, with a cou­ple of reg­u­lar pro­ces­sors not op­er­at­ing while oth­ers ap­peared only will­ing to pur­chase at lower prices.

One agency did pass-in about 500 of their lead run of heavy lambs due to lim­ited in­ter­est, with other auc­tion­eers pass­ing in a few pens through­out the mar­ket.

How­ever the sale did im­prove late in the day for heavy lambs in an er­ratic re­sult.

The heav­ier slaugh­ter lambs were $6 to $15/ head cheaper com­pared to a fort­night ago.

Lighter weight cross­bred lambs were also cheaper al­though they hold their value bet­ter than the heav­ier pens.

Ex­port lambs sold to a top of $215 for a pen es­ti­mated around 34kg cwt, and it was one of just six sales above $200/head for ex­tra heavy lambs weigh­ing 30kg and above.

Pens of heavy trade weight lambs over 24kg cwt mostly sold from $152 to $160/head.

The medium trade weight lambs in the 2224kg cat­e­gory ranged from $136 to $153 to av­er­age $146/head.

On a car­case ba­sis a range of 570c to 600c/ kg cov­ered most ex­port and do­mes­tic sales.

Re­stock­ers stepped into the mar­ket for plain con­di­tioned lambs with frame-size, which helped sup­port prices for lighter weight pens.

Merino lambs re­ceived some of the most se­vere dis­count­ing of the mar­ket, with lack of fat cover an is­sue at times.

Bid­ding for sheep eased down from the very high lev­els of re­cent weeks, al­though the good lines of mut­ton still made above 420c/kg cwt.

Heavy cross­bred ewes sold to $150 and meri­nos to $144/head.

Corowa Top Re­sults

Shorn Lambs 85 G & D Wenke 122 RJ Lubke 23 G & L McLel­lan 32 Her­mis­ton Ag 80 M & D I’An­son 40 B & AK Gray 10 GJ & KD Davis 63 Bur­den Nom 47 AD Tay­lor Fam­ily 116 GL Pritchard 24 J & H Fuge 39 Tri­an­gle Park Merino Lambs 48 G & L McLel­lan 36 DG & HT Li­eschke 12 RJ & SA Humphries 228 Joana Past XBred Ewes 27 P Mathews 64 D & J Un­der­wood 41 GL Pritchard 49 JL & BJ Wil­liams 26 JG & RM Ma­conochie 50 Preswon Pty Ltd Merino Ewes 25 Sav­er­nake Past Co 56 AD Christie 151 LW Drew & Son 146 D & JL Trevethan 22w L K Mathews 135 Ho­gan & Scott 15 JG & RM Ma­conochie 60 Pen­town

Michael Un­thank from BUR Al­bury with Brad Ewing and Bailey Con­sta­ble from How­long who sold 22 shorn lambs for $133.

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