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Corowa Sheep & Lamb Sale



Yarding 21062       Lambs 13893      Sheep 7169      Comparison date: 05/11/2018
Change 4365        Change 2796      Change  1569

Lamb numbers increased and the quality was slightly plainer with more lambs showing dryness in the skin. There was a slight increase in shorn lambs. Trade weights were well supplied and there were better numbers of heavy lambs. Store lambs increased in volume. All the usual buyers operated in a dearer market.
New season restocking lambs sold from $109 to $129/head for the over 12kg cwt 2 scores. Medium and heavy trade weights were $5 to $9 dearer, selling from $134 to $173/head, averaging 690c to 725c with the better lambs averaging 750c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs sold from $158 to $194, with the extra heavy lambs reaching $212/head. Heavy shorn lambs ranged from $146 to $176, averaging 740c/kg cwt and extra heavy old lambs reached $218/head. Merino lambs sold to $162/head.
Mutton numbers lifted and the quality varied. Prices lifted by $2 to $6/head on most of the sheep. Medium weight ewes sold from $82, with longer wool Merinos reaching $140/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $140/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $151 and Merinos sold from $140 to $150/head. Carcass prices averaged 430c to 470c/kg cwt.











Tuesday 13th November 2018

Yarding  2300           Comparison date 06/11/2018
Change   300

Numbers lifted and quality improved. Cattle prices were stronger despite the bigger offering of trade and heavy categories. Heavy grown steer and bullock numbers increased and so did demand at the top end. An almost full field of buyers were operating, with northern processors again dominating the market. Feedlot competition strengthened due to extra feedlot orders in the mix.
Vealer numbers were similar and quality was very good. Medium weight veal softened 2c to 3c, while the lighter weights decreased 11c/kg. Medium weight vealers sold from 260c to 310c/kg. The best trade weight steers sold to strong northern competition, gaining 13c to average 283c/kg. It was more of the same in the trade heifer run, with northern processors dominating the better shaped pens and lifting prices 17c/kg. Well finished trade heifers sold from 262c to 281c, averaging 272.9c/kg. Feeder steers were in reasonable supply and buyers were keen to secure supplies. Well-bred feeder steers sold 4c to 10c dearer, with the lighter weights averaging 268c/kg.
Well finished heavy bullocks and steers sold to strong northern competition, with more than three quarters of the offering travelling north. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and C4 bullocks made from 280c t0 305c/kg.



Wednesday 14th November 2018

Yarding  1400                     Comparison date 07/11/2018
Change   800

Numbers more than doubled after Melbourne cup last week. All weights and grades were represented. Not all northern buyers attended and not all southern processors operated fully.
The better finished beef cows sold 10c cheaper, making from 208c to 246c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows sold to mixed price trends. The D3 medium weights were unchanged, while the D2 leaner grades sold up to 18c cheaper to average 174c/kg.
A mixed selection of bulls sold to the usual spring buying group. The better shaped bulls making from 220c to 242c/kg.



Wangaratta Weekly Market

Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 15th November 2018

Yarding: 627   

Change:  +286

A much heavier yarding of 627 head was presented to buyers at Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 286 more than last week and consisted of 560 young cattle, 64 cows and 2 bulls.
Overall quality was good with a reasonable selection of both heavy steers and heifers, the medium weight were not as good a quality. The vealers on offer were good quality and many over 400kg. The 64 cows penned were in prime condition with an even balance of beef & dairy. Demand for the heavy export cattle met strong demand to be firm on last week, the medium weights eased in value to be 5 cents below last week. Best milk vealers were cheaper by 5 cents. Best beef cows remained firm while others were 2 to 4 cents cheaper.

Bullocks             +550           255.2 to 275.0
Steers            450 to 550       265.0 to 285.0
Steers                -450            231.0 to 280.0
Heavy Heifers     +550            239.6 to 269.2
Heifers               -500            244.2 to 270.0
Vealers                                 240.0 to 280.0
Beef Cows                             185.0 to 226.0
Dairy                                    146.0 to 210.0
Bulls                                     200.0 to 216.2