ON THE LAND Corowa market report
The Corowa Market was held on Monday, October 29 with 17,500 lambs yarded at an increase of 4,659 from the previous week, while 10,000 sheep were yarded at a decrease of 41.
Lamb numbers increased and the quality was very good. Heavy lambs were well supplied and there was also a very good run of trade weights. Store lambs were in reduced numbers. Heavy merino hoggets were better supplied. The market was cheaper after last week’s very strong sale. New season lambs to restock sold from $93 to $148/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs to 24kg made from $145 to $207, easing $10/head. Heavy lambs decreased $6 to $7, making from $185 to $219/ head. Extra heavy new season lambs reached $243/head. Carcass prices averaged from 750c to 800c/kg cwt.
Shorn heavy trade weights sold from $164 to $192 and extra heavy lambs in full fleece made from 4175 to $220/head. Heavy merino hoggets sod from $153 to $185/head. Mutton numbers were steady and the quality was good. There were plenty of heavy sheep and medium weights with cover.
Prices were similar. Medium weights sold from $80 to $122/head.
Heavy crossbred ewes made from $128 to $155/head. Carcass prices made from 430c to 45c/kg cwt on average. Restockers paid $203/ head for a run of first cross ewes.