Corowa’s Market on Monday yielded lower results to the previous market with a total 14,800 yarded an overall decrease of 6,552 sheep and lambs.
The quality was mixed with new season lambs offered, being a lot drier in the skin this week. Not all the regular field of buyers were present, however, joined by a northern processor and re-stockers were very active on store lambs and lines of well-bred ewes. Although drier in the skin, there was still a very good offering of lambs and processors were keen on the hard to find heavier lines.
The light and medium trade lambs, 18-22kg eased up to $7, selling from $140 to $176/head. Re-stockers were keen to participate with light lambs returning to the paddock, making from $113 to $148/head.
Heavy trade, 22-24kg eased $9, making from $170 to $188/head to average 744c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were highly sought after, however, the market was slightly softer, with processors paying from $184 to $195/head. The heavy export lamb category, 26-30kg, sold from $196 to $230/head, to average 728c/kg cwt. Hoggets today were well supplied with heavy 4 score hoggets selling from $178 to $211/head to average 655c/kg cwt.
A very good selection of heavy and trade weight mutton was available with buyers all keen to participate. Well finished heavy 4 score cross bred ewes made from $152 to $204, being $2/head stronger. The Merino 4 score ewes reached $200 to average 592c/kg cwt and the 2 and 3 score ewes sold from $87 to $150/head.
Corowa Top Results
PGJ Bennett & Son Barooga 15 $ 218.00
JW & JA Dehennin Talgarno 34 $218.00
Sowden Jindera 185 $215.00
Stratherne South Rennie 90 $209.20
L & M Harding Burrowye 17 $208.00
CW Coyle & Son Barnawartha 40 $205.20
RH & JM Shipard Brockelsby 68 $230.00
G & F Williams Corowa 66 $191.00
S & R Hourigan Londrigan 37 $187.00
H & B Corish Myrrhee 40 $176.00
T & B Hourigan Boralma 45 $160.00
Burden Noms Caniambo 139 $203.20
Hovell P/L Burrumbuttock 33 $200.00
Tiree Past Benalla 15 $198.20
GT Maroney Londrigan 40 $195.00
Valeclare Farms Corowa 54 $194.00
Franeen P/L Urana 56 $200.00
MWC Trading Howlong 206 $194.00
D & K Mills Corowa 47 $193.00
H Gleeson Yerong Creek 32 $191.00