ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - LOCALREALESTATE -

The Corowa Mar­ket was held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 24 with 16,700 lambs yarded at an in­crease of 1509 from the pre­vi­ous mar­ket, while 12,100 sheep were yarded at an in­crease of 1283.

Lamb and mut­ton um­bers in­creased for a record yard­ing and qual­ity was gen­er­ally good for the new sea­son lambs which were well pre­sented. There were 11,450 new sea­son lambs penned and trade weights were in the ma­jor­ity, heavy weights were lim­ited and store lambs were well sup­plied.

All the buy­ers were op­er­at­ing and com­pe­ti­tion was softer re­sult­ing in a con­tin­ued eas­ing of the mar­ket.

Light new sea­son lambs to the pro­ces­sors were $17 cheaper and av­er­aged from $131 to $138/ head.

The bulk of the store lambs sold from $100 to $135 down $20/head. Medium and heavy trade weight new sea­son lambs were $10 to $14/head cheaper and av­er­aged 770c/kg cwt. Most of the heavy trade weights sold from $172 to $195/head. Heavy weight new sea­sons were $5 to $10 cheaper and av­er­aged 785c to 795c/kg cwt with most sales from $205 to a top of $248.20/head.

Heavy weight old lambs were $15 cheaper and av­er­aged 191/head or 740c/kg cwt.

Mut­ton num­bers in­creased and qual­ity was good with some large runs of good con­di­tioned sheep, most grades were $10 to $20/head cheaper. Light merino ewes sold from $69 to $88/head or 425c/kg cwt. Medium weight merino ewes sold from $90 to $124 or 480c while heavy first cross ewes sold from $118 to $174/head or 460c/kg cwt.

Mick Sey­mour with Len Reynold­son both from Corowa dis­cussing the record yard­ing of 28,905 sheep and lambs.

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