Corowa Market held on Monday, April 23 had 4,947 lambs yarded, an increase of 308 from previous market.
There was also 2,309 sheep yarded a decrease of 9 from the last market.
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There were several pens of supplementary fed lambs alongside lambs that were lacking finish.
Trade and heavy lambs were till in reasonable numbers and there were only a few over 30kg cwt.
Light lambs were in good numbers and restockers were active on the light larger framed lambs. The market was dearer.
Light 2 score processing lambs were firm with restockers buying the younger and bigger framed lambs.
Processing lambs ranged from $68 to $115/head.
Restockers paid from $63 to $117 and up to $128/head for light trade weights.
The medium and heavy trade lambs were $2 to $3 stronger selling from $128 to $149/head or 600c/kg cwt.
Heavy lambs were $2 to $4 better, making from $144 to $174 with lambs over 30kg cwt reaching $214/head. Carcase prices averaged 580c to 610c/kg cwt.
The best of the hoggets reached $150/head.
Mutton numbers were steady and quality remained mixed. Prices were up $10 to $15/head, but there was more weight at the top end.
Medium weight ewes ranged from $88 to $122/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $116 to $170 and heavy merinos reached $152/head. Carcase prices ranged from 450c to 500c/kg cwt.