ON THE LAND Corowa market report
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.