Light lambs firm to $6 dearer at Corowa sale this week

MEET THE MARKET: Allan Coyle with Mick Seymour and Colin Coyle at the Corowa saleyards inspecting the store lambs. Picture: Supplied

MEET THE MARKET: Allan Coyle with Mick Seymour and Colin Coyle at the Corowa saleyards inspecting the store lambs. Picture: Supplied

VENDORS sold 15,883 sheep and lambs at the Corowa market on Monday.

Numbers decreased with 10,000 new season lambs penned.

Light lambs to the processors that were well covered sold firm to $6 dearer and made from $130 to $156/head.

Lambs going to feed made from $159 to $183/head.

The pens of light trade weight lambs gained $2 to $7 with some added competition from feedlot buyers as they sold from $158 to $175/head.

The trade weight lambs 22kg to 24kg sold firm and made from $166 to $189/head averaging 748c/kg cwt.

Heavy weight lambs were unchanged and sold from $179 to $196/head.

Heavy export lambs were also firm selling from $194 to $226 and the over 30kg lambs sold to $240/head averaging 699c/kg cwt.

Sheep numbers declined for a very good quality yarding of heavy weights with most recently shorn.

Heavy mutton averaged from 630c to 650c/kg cwt.

Heavy 4 score crossbred ewes sold $2 to $7 dearer making from $175 to $232/head.

Heavy Merino ewes were $6 cheaper selling to $200/head.

The trade weight sheep offering was very limited and sold from $124 to $143/head.

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