Corowa market Report
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.