ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - LOCALREALESTATE -

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.

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