ON THE LAND Corowa market report
The Corowa Market was held on Monday, November 27 with 14,810 lambs yarded at an increase of 7,570 from the previous week, while 11,400 sheep were yarded at an increase of 5,540.
Lamb numbers remained steady and quality was slightly plainer as dry conditions continue to impact presentation. Demand was slightly easier with the southern markets in full swing, not all the usual buying group attended and not all major domestic or export processors operated fully. Further rain predicted in the supply area continues to give buyers confidence with restocking lambs remaining firm selling between $74 and $115/head with lambs going to the feed selling for $132/head. Medium to heavy trades were firm selling between $122 to $162/head making 689c/kg cwt. Shorn lambs to the trade lifted $4 averaging from $141 to $176/head with the heavier lambs making $166 to $192/head.
Heavy and extra heavy export lambs sold between $182 to $206/head. It was a mixed quality offering of mutton with all weights and grades represented. Heavy cross bred ewes sold between $114 to $144/head lifting $6 to average 453/kg cwt. Heavy 4 score merino ewes made $141/head. The bulk of the trade sheep remained firm selling between $70 to $138/head.
Alex Buckingham from Landmark with Damian O’Keefe from Boorhaman discussing the market in Corowa.