The Free Press (Corowa)

MARKET REPORT

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Agents penned a smaller yarding, and the quality was mixed. A full buying consortium were in attendance and all were operating.

Domestic processors were all on the rail with an increased percentage of trade weight lambs going onto feed. The market was firm to stronger.

An average supply of trade weight lambs were on offer. Light and medium weights sold from $162 to $193 gaining up to $3/head.

Strong competitio­n across the heavy weight lines resulted in prices jumping $10 for lambs between 22.1kg and 24kg selling from $190 to $210/head to average 846c/kg cwt.

Heavy lambs selling to both domestic and export processors were $8 dearer making from $198 to $217/head. A fair offering of extra heavy weights were available with all export processors operating.

Prices were firm to $4 dearer selling from $211 to $246/head to average between 715c and 790c/kg cwt.

Light lambs to the processors were in low supply selling from $137 to $152 were up to $7 softer whilst light lambs back to the paddock sold from $109 to $159/head.

There was high demand for feeder lambs driven by domestic processors. Lambs between 20 and 24kg jumped $15 and sold from $188 to $211/head.

Mutton quality was mixed selling to mixed trends. Heavy Merino ewes reached $212 and heavy crossbred ewes sold from $178 to $228/ head.

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