Corowa Market held on Monday, March 26 with 11,738 lambs yarded an increase of 3,867 from previous market, 3,127 sheep yarded a decrease of 2,748.
There was a modest increase in lambs ahead of the Easter holiday period, however less sheep were yarded.
There were some stand out heavy lambs supplemented off grain, while quality in the lighter weights was generally plainer.
One agency did have a large run of store conditioned late season lambs sent from the Omeo area of East Gippsland.
The usual buying group attended, although one exporter didn’t purchase.
The market started very strongly before competition eased.
The price trend across the main runs of heavy trade and export lambs was cheaper, while there were some stronger sales of plain store lambs to the paddock.
Heavy export lambs sold to a top of $229, with most pens above 30kg cwt selling from $190 to $214/head.
The best presented heavy trade weight lambs sold from $154 to $174/head.
On a carcase basis, the bulk of the well finished slaughter lambs between 600c and 630c/kg cwt, with higher results for the pick of the medium weight domestic pens.
Merino lambs in high value skins received solid processor support and topped at $164/head.
Plain and light lambs varied from $59 to $125/head with local restockers purchasing mostly very small score 1 types.
Processor demand for mutton was very strong and price results across the main Merino runs were all dearer.
Heavy merino wethers in full wool sold to $185 while the heaviest ewes to $160/head.
There were a lot of small and mixed pens in the sheep offering which resulted in price variations on quality and numbers.
The general run of mutton was estimated between 430c and 480c, with some merino lines over 500c/kg cwt.
Corowa Top Results
192 Stratherne Sth Rennie $229.20
61 K P Wolter Rand $214
71 WA Hicks P/L Lowesdale $214
156 Kentucky P/L Corowa $210
41 Kohlhagen F/T Walla Walla $210
80 PM & RD Nolan Euroa $202
87 M & D I’Anson Burrumbuttock $201
126 Marshall Nom Berrigan $200.60
169 D & L Spence Springhurst $194
50 R & P Padgett Euroa $192
156 G Twamley Laceby $185
53 JA & SE Constable Devenish $184
57 KE, GA & WG Hall Burrumbuttock $180
156 BM & G O’Keefe Boorhaman $174
75 PM & CF Weidner Howlong $173.20
156 Schoen Past Co Corowa $172
104 Nixon Part Savernake $164
123 Richard Marshall P/L Berrigan $149.60
134 L & T Burns Burrumbuttock $148
54 Cragdurrock Trust Balldale $143
124 KC & FF Lavis Hopefield $136.80
85 RG McCall & Sons Daysdale $155
11 M Dinning Greta $176.20
140 KJ & GJ Connelly Benambra $165.20
11 C & A Harrop Peechelba $165
63 ML & BL Chambers Rutherglen $155
204W AF & EM Ranson Byawatha $185
142W NR McKenzie & Son Corowa $185
125E Yuluma Plains Urana $166
102E Red Hill Herefords Corowa $160
13 S Kotzur Henty $141.20