ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Corowa Mar­ket was held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15 with 14,167 lambs yarded at a de­crease of 1,883 from the pre­vi­ous week, while 6,554 sheep were yarded at a de­crease of 366.

Lamb num­bers eased and the qual­ity was good on the 11,000 new sea­son lambs. Trade and heavy lambs were best sup­plied and there was a good run of heavy old lambs. Merino trades were also bet­ter sup­plied. The mar­ket sold to a dearer trend.

New sea­son lambs to re­stock sold from $80 to $130 with heav­ier weights to feed on reach­ing $160/head. Medium and heavy trade weights gained up to $6 and sold from $141 to $185/head.

Heavy lambs ranged from $170 to $215 with ex­tra heavy lambs reach­ing $221/head.

Car­case prices av­er­aged from 730c to 780c/ kg cwt. Old trade lambs ranged from $161 to $177, with heavy lambs mak­ing from $184 to a top of $240/head. Car­case prices av­er­aged 680c to 730c/kg cwt.

Trade meri­nos re­ceived from $123 to $148/ head. The best hogget reached $175/head. Mut­ton num­bers were steady and qual­ity was fair to good. Prices lifted $10 to $15/head on the medium run of sheep and more on the heavy meri­nos. Medium weight ewes sold from $74 to $135/head.

Heavy cross­breds sold from $108 to $170, av­er­ag­ing $147/head. Merino ewes made from $142 to $171/head. Most of the bet­ter cov­ered sheep av­er­aged be­tween 450c and 480c/kg cwt.

Steve Gran­tham from El­ders Ltd with Ron and Rod­ney Gul­liver from “Elsi­nore” Ball­dale who sold 113 new sea­son lambs for $197.

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