ON THE LAND Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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