ON THE LAND Corowa Market report
Corowa Market held on Monday, April 16 with 4,639 lambs yarded a decrease of 4,959 from previous week, 2,318 sheep yarded a decrease of 756.
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was plainer.
Light secondary lambs were well supplied and trades were limited.
There was a good run of heavy lambs but the extra heavy lambs were back in volume.
The market was cheaper except in the heavy lamb run.
Light 2 score processing lambs sold from $87 to $111/head.
The medium and heavy trades were $4 to $5 cheaper and sold from $112 to $140/head averaging 585c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs were firm to $4/head dearer with a good run out of a feed lot and buyers looking for weights and quality. Prices made from $137 to $154/head. Extra heavy lambs sold $15 cheaper with a little less finish and competition and sold from $165 to $188/head. Merino lambs reached $139/head. The best of the heavy hoggets reached $150/ head.
Mutton numbers also eased and the quality remains mixed.
Prices eased $10 to $15/head with some processors only purchasing limited lots.
Medium weight ewes sold from $88 to $115/ head.
Heavy crossbred ewes made from $128 to $148 and heavy merinos made from $121 to $134/head, with carcase prices between 370c and 430c/kg on average.
Graeme Boyd from “Uyanyah” Brocklesby who sold 103 shorn lambs for $186 with Clynton Rixon from Corcoran Parker.