Corowa Market held on Monday, April 30 had 9,500 lambs yarded, an increase of 4,553 from previous week. A total of 3350 sheep were also yarded, an increase of 1041 from the previous week.
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was fair to good in the trade and heavy runs.
There were also a few very good pens of extra heavy lambs which were all grain fed.
Once the good lambs were sold quality declined quickly into lighter and plainer lambs.
The market fluctuated in prices a bit more than usual but averaged cheaper on the plainer 2 score lambs while the better trade and heavy lambs were firm to dearer on average.
Light restocking lambs sold from $50 to $120 with trade weighted lambs reaching $134/head.
The 2 score processing lambs eased $4 and sold from $71 to $116/head.
Trade lambs averaged $1 to $5 dearer and sold between $124 and $150/head.
Heavy lambs were firm selling from $130 to $173 and extra heavy lambs topped at $216.20/head.
Carcase prices averaged 590c to 620c/kg cwt.
Merino lambs reached $147/head.
Mutton numbers lifted for a mixed quality offering.
Heavy sheep were well supplied and met with strong competition and remained firm.
Medium weights were up to $6/head dearer on the better shaped 2 and 3 scores.
Medium weight ewes sold from $80 to $143/head for long skinned merinos.
Heavy crossbred ewes made from $141 to $179 and merino wethers reached $165/head.
Most averaged 440c to 485c/kg cwt.
Corowa Top Results
51 KW & IM Thomas Walla Walla $216.20
108 SP & MA Fealy Burrumbuttock $210
32 Queltara P/L Gerogery $210
24 Howell P/L Burrumbuttock $200
110 D & J Gray Mulwala $198
235 Strathern Sth Rennie $196
114 Stewart Scott Nom Tocumwal $192
121 KP Wolter Rand $188
118 GB & ME Fischer Howlong $175
48 ARD & CM Ferguson Mulwala $171
70 J & F Farrell Bigemire $170
141 G & C Johnson Tocumwal $166.60
37 SJ & J R Wood Talgarno $165
111 Deoglen Wangaratta $158
79 KE, GA & WG Hall Burrumbuttock $158
68 Terry Wilson Balldale $158
17 G & D Sampson Tungamah $147.60
89 Shady Park Berrigan $136.60
39 Jack James Burrumbuttock $135
82 L & T Burns Burrumbuttock $130
23 Airlie Thoona $175
57 Flowerdale Bundalong $170
13 LF & DJ Coulston Tangambalanga $170
61 MD & K Mitsch Burrumbuttock $160
38 KR & T Williams Rand $160
31 KR & T Williams Rand $160.20
79 Belmont P/L Oaklands $160
32 M & J Griffen Lake Rowan $153
125 N Hogan & S Scott Daysdale $140
17 Fintona Holdings Yerong Creek $133