Corowa Market held on Monday, March 5 included 7,234 lambs yarded, a decrease of 3553 from previous week and 3326 sheep a decrease of 175.
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was back a little which was more noticeable in the trade run.
Light lambs were in fewer numbers and there was a good run of trade weights.
Heavy and extra heavy lambs still remain well supplied.
All the usual buyers were operating in a mostly firm market.
The few restocking lambs were fully firm and sold from $85 to $116/head.
The medium trade lambs eased $5 but the quality was not as good and ranged from $118 to $131/head.
Heavy trade lambs were firm to $2 dearer $127 to $158/head averaging 620c to 630c/kg.
Heavy lambs were firm to $2 easier while extra heavy lambs were unchanged.
Heavy lambs received $149 to $178 and extra heavy lambs $164 to $210/head.
The best of the heavy hoggets reached $166/head.
Mutton numbers fell slightly and the quality was good with plenty of well covered medium and heavy weight penned.
Prices lifted $10 to $15/head for the better covered heavy sheep and light weights were similar.
Heavy crossbred ewes sold to $167 to average $148/head.
Heavy merino ewes averaged $136/head.
Corowa Top Results
117 R S Gulliver Balldale $210
21 L Hicks Corowa $200
112 Kentucky P/L Corowa $194
103 RJ Lubke Alma Park $191
30 GT Twamley Laceby $191
27 D Mathews Walbundrie $190
56 NG Everitt & Co Balldale $183.20
145 Stratherne South Rennie $178
128 B Seach Kialla East $175
64 JR Jones & Co Rand $166
64 NR McKenzie & Son Corowa $164.60
84 G & D Sampson Tungamah $164
20 AF & E Ranson Byawatha $164
100 Burden Nom Violet Town $163
41 TR & DR Sharp Buraja $163
96 GR & JA Shipard Balldale $160.20
87 MD Dye Corowa $145
86 G & L Lewis Corowa $136
30 LG Bruce & Son Savernake $165.20
38 IV,MV & M Wilson Gerogery $150
12 AD & DS McMillian Benalla $150
17 NG Everitt & Co Balldale $148
25 JL & LM Burns Burrumbuttock $145
14 SA Black Tallangatta $145
47 DA & CB Paech Walla Walla $143
37 TR & DR Sharp Buraja $150
76 P & JC Trevethan Corowa $140
77 Ham Bros Jerilderie $136.20
36 NG Everitt & Co Balldale $134
16 PJ & GL Lieschke Walla Walla $132