Corowa mar­ket Re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Corowa Mar­ket was held on Mon­day, July 23 with 12,470 lambs yarded with an in­crease of 1,442 from the pre­vi­ous week, while 7,198 sheep were yarded at an in­crease of 2,521.

Lamb num­bers in­creased and the qual­ity was good with plenty of trade and heavy lambs com­ing off sup­ple­men­tary feed.

Ex­tra heavy lambs were back in vol­ume, but not in price. There were fewer light weight lambs and there was very lit­tle re­stock­ing in­ter­est. Once again, the mar­ket was dearer.

There were only a few pens of new sea­son lambs, which sold up to $181.20/head for medium trade weights. Light 2-score pro­cess­ing lambs were $3 to $4 dearer mak­ing from $96 to $126/head.

Trade and heavy lambs were $15 to $20 dearer with medium and heavy trade weights re­ceiv­ing from $159 to $210/head.

Heavy lambs were made from $195 to $235/ head, re­ceiv­ing from 800c to 860c/kg cwt.

Ex­tra heavy lambs sold from $224 to $281.60/head or from 770c/kg cwt up­wards.

Heavy merino lambs were made from $168 to $185 and the best of the heavy hoggets made $196/head.

Mut­ton num­bers lifted and the qual­ity was very mixed.

Prices de­creased $5 to $6/head de­spite an in­crease in com­pe­ti­tion. Medium weight ewes sold from $105 to $149/head. Heavy cross­breds made up to $194 and heavy merino wethers reached $180/head with car­cass prices av­er­ag­ing 480c to 530c/kg cwt.

Steve Gran­tham from El­ders Ltd with Ni­cole and Pe­ter, Lilly and Natasha Beck­ett from Pleas­ant Hills, new Corowa record hold­ers with their lambs top­ping at $281.60, and David Hill.

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