ON THE LAND Corowa market report
The Corowa market was held on Monday, November 5 with 11,097 lambs yarded at a decrease of 6,403 from the previous week, while 5,600 sheep were yarded at a decrease of 4,400.
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was plainer with a lot of the 9,000 new season lambs running into wool. Light and trade lambs were best supplied and there was a decrease in heavy weights. Merino lambs were well back in numbers. The majority of the trade and heavy lambs were $20/head cheaper on average, in a plainer run. Restocking lambs sold from $66 to $144, with trade weights to feed making the top price, easing $12/head. Medium and heavy trade weights ranged from $124 to $165/head.
Heavy weights made from $159 to $198/ head. Carcass prices averaged 660c to 680c, with the best of the lambs around 720c/kg cwt. Heavy merino lambs sold from $112 to $155/ head.
Shorn trades made from $135 to $158/head. Heavy shorn lambs sold from $161 to $180/ head to average 690c/kg cwt. Heavy hoggets sold from $135 to $159/head. Mutton halved and the quality remains mixed. Light one and two-score sheep sold $7 to $9/head cheaper and the better cover medium and heavy sheep were firm. Medium weight ewes sold from $70 to $124/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $113 to $156/head. Heavy merinos made from $120 to $140/head. Carcass prices averaged from 400c to 440c/kg cwt on the better sheep.