Corowa Market held on Monday 15 April with 15,200 lambs yarded a decrease of 1,635 from previous week, 4,680 sheep yarded a decrease of 770.
This week’s numbers eased only slightly for the last sale prior to the Easter break.
The yarding was of mixed quality, with the usual supplementary lambs offered, the bulk of the sale made up of trade weights keenly sought by processors.
The regular field of buyers were present and keen to secure numbers today, with a significant number of sales in their buying region not operating due to Easter and ANZAC day over the next fortnight.
The market trend was mainly firm to better in places.
Light weight lambs weighing 12-18kg remained firm, going to the processors from $96 to $136/head.
Trade weight lambs lifted $4 to $6 in places, with the light and medium trade making from $134 to $175, as the heavy trade sold from $166 to $187/head.
Well finished heavy lambs suiting the export and domestic eased $2, making from $178 to $194 and the extra heavy export lambs sold from $187 to $250/head, averaging 712c/kg cwt.
The best of the hoggets offered today sold for $184/head.
Overall, it was a mixed quality yarding of mutton, resulting in a variable market trend.
Medium weight 2 and 3 score ewes sold from $60 to $140/head.
The best of the merino 4 score ewes made to $175 and heavy crossbred ewes sold from $124 to $185/head.
Corowa top results
77 N McQualter & Sons Mulwala $250.20
41 G & l Twamley Laceby $250
22 PJ & JA Griffin Peechelba East $243
263 PG & CF Beckett Pleasant Hills $222.20
38 RM & NM Greaves Goorambat $221
120 Triangle Park Daysdale $215
91 AP & RB O’Keefe Culcairn $212
48 CK & DE Dunn Culcairn $211
58 PK & L Wadley Laceby $208.20
98 MW & KL Lavis Balldale $207.20
62 T & E Grazebrook Goorambat $206
32 G & F Williams Corowa $200
29 KW & RF White Yarrawonga $200
65 W A Hicks P/L Lowesdale $174.20
64 Feuerherdt P/Co Culcairn $169.20
99 BG & MH Playford Daysdale $167.20
82 CG & TM Johnson Deniliquin $167
40 J Green Talgarno $158
86 M & D I’Anson Burrumbuttock $154
40 M McRae Yerong Creek $180
21 G Nicklays Byawatha $180
18 AE & AI Sloane Savernake $180
13 Connell Bros Condobolin $180
33 Plummer P/Co Springhurst $170
30 JL & BJ Williams Norong $160.20
141 Piper Family Trust Earlston $170
92 Kentucky Balldale $170
35 J & D Ford Tungamah $152
54 T & M Hunt Glenrowan $150
219 Brooks Farms Barooga $147.20
28 Savernake Past Savernake $145