ON THE LAND Corowa market report
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.