Corowa Market Report

By Corowa Free Press

Corowa Market Lamb numbers were similar this week with quality continuing to be good. 

Lamb numbers lifted marginally on Monday up on last week’s market by 395 with a total of 13,931 yarded with 9,064 lambs and 4,867 sheep.

There were mostly heavy and extra heavy lambs offered. Trade weights were limited and there were only a few store lambs. Heavy Merino lambs increased slightly in numbers. 

The market lifted $2 to $5/head across most grades. The 2 score processing lambs sold from $100 to $128/head.

Medium and heavy trade lambs to 24kg made from $154 to $198/head. 

Heavy lambs, 24 to 26kg sold from $192 to $214/head with most averaging from 750c to 780c/kg cwt. Lambs heavier than 26kg made from $201 to a top of $250/head.  Heavy Merino lambs sold from $195 to $208/head. 

The best of the heavy hoggets reached $220/head. 

Mutton numbers were steady and the quality good. Prices eased on the light and medium 1 and 2 score sheep while a larger run of heavy weights lifted $7 to $8/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $108 to $150/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $173 to $225 and Merinos reached $201/head. Most were averaging from 600c to 630c/kg cwt.