ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - LOCALREALESTATE -

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.

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