VENDORS sold 11,010 sheep and lambs at the Corowa market on Monday.
Trade lambs freshly shorn or with little skin were in better supply this week, however, sold to cheaper trends easing $15 with light and medium trade selling between $170 and $193 and heavy trade, 22 to 24kg, made from $188 to $205/head averaging 829c/kg cwt.
Despite good competition from domestic and export processors, heavy lambs took a further price correction easing $7, selling from $196 to $215/head.
Export lambs weighing 26 to 30kg were well supplied and were mostly firm, making from $201 to $229 and a good supply of over 30kg lambs eased $7, selling from $226 to $244/head averaging 715c/kg cwt. Light lambs to the processors were scarce again this week making from $116 to $163 being $8 cheaper, with restockers paying from $118 to $170/head for light lambs.
A pen of over 30kg lambs were sold to a restocker for $255/head. Merino lambs were firm to $20 cheaper with trade weights making from $146 and $188, selling up to $213/head for heavy export types. Mutton numbers were limited again with mixed price trends.
Heavy cross bred ewes selling up to $235, averaging 635c/kg cwt and heavy merinos made from $162 to $200/head. Trade sheep sold from $125 to $160/head.