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Corowa Sheep & Lamb Sale


Yarding 14757   Lambs    10434      Sheep    4323     comparison date 08/01/18
Change  770      Change -187          Change   957

Lamb numbers were steady and the quality was good. Plenty of supplementary heavy and extra heavy lambs were supplied. Trade lambs were back in numbers and there was a reasonable number of 2 score lambs suitable for the restockers. Not all the usual buying orders were operating in a cheaper market. The 2 score restocking lambs eased $9 to $14 to sell from $74 to $123/head. Medium and heavy trade lambs were $15 to $20 cheaper selling between $121 and $150/head to average 620c to 630c/kg cwt. Ideal trade lambs sold up to 660c/kg cwt. Heavy
lambs eased $20 and made from $145 to $178 with extra heavy weights reaching $212/head. Carcase prices ranged from 590c to 620c/kg cwt. First cross ewe lambs to restockers sold between $138 and $156 and Merino wether lambs reached $171/head. Mutton numbers were lifted and the quality was mixed. Prices also were cheaper with medium weight ewes easing $8 and selling
between $84 and $112/head. Heavy sheep eased $15/head. Heavy crossbreds reached $135/head. Carcase prices ranged from 400c to 430c/kg cwt.









Tuesday 16th January 2018

Yarding   1200                         comparison date 09/01/18
Change    -500

Numbers declined in a mixed quality yarding. Vealers were in reasonable supply, however, some pens were showing the effects of the seasonal conditions. Yearling steers and heifers were mixed in quality and competition for plainer types was inconsistent. Not all of the usual domestic and export buyers were present. The mixed quality supply of vealers sold to most of the usual buying group, however competition at times fluctuated. Vealers steers were mostly unchanged, while the heifer portion declined 10c to average 276c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold 8c cheaper despite some solid competition from lot feeders. Well finished heifers sold from 230c to 269c/kg. Trade steers were limited and buyers lacked interest. The better finished steers sold from 256c to 264c/kg. Demand for heavy cattle was weaker, with not all processors operating or wanting to push prices. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made from 250c to 268c/kg.


Wednesday 13th  December 2017

Yarding   700                        Comparison date 06/12/17
Change   220

Numbers lifted for the second last cow sale of the year. Quality was mixed with all weights and grades represented. Not all regular buyers were in attendance. Heavy cows sold to weaker demand with prices decreasing 10c to 14c to average 225c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows sold up to 12c cheaper to make from 202c to 220c/kg. A mixed quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls made from 240c to 274c/kg.


Wangaratta Weekly Market

Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 11th January 2018

Yarding: 421                     Comparison date: 4th January 2018

Change: +226

A much heavier yarding of 421 head were offered to buyers at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 226 more than last week and comprised of 384 young cattle, 29 cows and 8 bulls.
Quality overall was good with a reasonable offering of steers, the heifers penned were of good quality and a variation in weights. There was a very good offering of milk vealers. Only 29 cows were on offer.
All; buyers were in attendance and competed strongly, however bullock and steers eased in value to be 5 cents cheaper, the heifers sold to strong demand to be 8 to 10 cents above last week while vealers sold firm to 5 cents dearer. Cows eased by 5 cents.



                   Bullocks            +550           250.0 to 253.2
                   Steers                450-550     272.2 to 304.0
                   Steers               -450           286.0 to 314.0
                   Heifers              +500          246.0 to 272.2
                   Heifers              -500           256.0 to 303.2
                   Vealers                               272.2 to 327.2
                   Beef Cows                           186.0 to 208.0
                   Bull                                    221.0 to 235.0