ON THE LAND Corowa Mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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