ON THE LAND Corowa market report
The Corowa Market was held on Monday, October 22 with 12,841 lambs yarded at a decrease of 1,326 from the previous week, while 10,041 sheep were yarded which was an increase of 3,487.
Lamb numbers eased and there were 9,700 new season lambs penned. The quality was good on the trade and heavy new season lambs. Trade and heavy weights were best supplied and store and extra heavy lambs were in reduced numbers. Merino lambs were also back in numbers.
The market sold to strong competition and prices lifted $15 to $20head across most of the trade and heavy lambs. New season lambs to restockers were lighter in weight, making from $100 to $120/head.
Medium and heavy trade weights sold from $146 to $206/head, with a few of the lambs starring to show dryness in the skin. Carcass prices averaged from 810c to 825c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs made from $185 to $232 and extra heavy lambs reached $250/head, averaging from 780c/kg cwt and upward. Old trades sold from $158 to shorn young lambs, reaching $206/head.
Heavy old lambs made from $175 to 4$34 and extra heavy lambs reached $281/head.
Heavy merino lambs sold from $146 to $195/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the light mutton sold $4 to $5 cheaper, while the better covered and heavier sheep were firm to $5/head dearer. Medium weight sheep made from $84 to $150/head, the latter being for long skin merinos. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $131 to $160 and heavy merinos reached $165/head. Carcass prices averaged from 440c to 480c/kg.
Tim Robinson from Paull and Scollard Albury with Greg Prichard from ‘Wagonback’ Jarvis Creek who sold 361 new season lambs to a top of $218.