Corowa mar­ket re­port

The Free Press (Corowa) - - LOCALREALESTATE -

The Corowa Mar­ket was held on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3 with 8,680 lambs yarded at an in­crease of 1,275 from the pre­vi­ous week, while 4,900 sheep were yarded at a de­crease of 800.

Car­cass prices av­er­aged from 680c to 730c/ kg cwt. Hoggets reached $174/head. Mut­ton num­bers eased and the qual­ity was again mixed, but there were more heavy sheep penned. Most of the medium and heavy sheep gained $4 to $5/head.

Medium weight ewes sold from $90 to $115/ head. Heavy cross­breds made from $125 to $150 and meri­nos reached $142/head. Merino wethers sold to $148/head. Car­cass prices av­er­aged from 460c to 480c/kg cwt.

Lamb num­bers lifted and the qual­ity was good. There was an in­crease in shorn lambs and light store lambs were in fewer num­bers. Trade weights were well sup­plied and there was a very good run of heavy shorn lambs. The mar­ket was close to steady on most lambs.

New sea­son lambs to the Re­stock­ers sold from $69 to $112/head. The two-score pro­cess­ing lambs made from $100 to $128/head. Medium and heavy trade weights sold from $131 to $171/head, av­er­ag­ing 715c/kg cwt.

Heavy four-score lambs made from $168 to $196 and ex­tra heavy new sea­son lambs reached $206/head. Heavy shorn trade lambs were also firm on av­er­age, mak­ing from $145 to $178/head. Heavy shorn lambs eased $2 to make from $180 to $193/head. Ex­tra heavy lambs sold from $188 to An­drew Bell from Land­mark Al­bury with Mark Rhodes Days­dale who sold $217/head. 165 shorn lambs for $174.

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