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Corowa report date 25 Mar 2019

Yarding 13382 Lambs 9028 Sheep 4354 comparison date
Change -3718 Change -3972 Change 254

Lamb numbers eased and the quality was a little plainer with more store lambs penned. Prime trade weights were in short supply
and there was a small run of extra heavy lambs. Not all the usual buyers were operating in the smaller market but prices lifted
on most categories.

Restockers paid from $63 to $125/head. The 2 score processing lambs jumped $15 with the added pressure from restockers and
prices ranged from $78 to $138/head. Trade lambs 18-24kg were $7 to $9 dearer, selling from $136 to $171/head averaging
680c to 715c/kg. Heavy 4 score lambs sold from $158 to $185 averaging 650c to 680c and extra heavy lambs over 26kg $175 to
$218/head or 620c to 630c/kg on average. Merinos sold to $162 and hoggets reached $157/head.
Mutton numbers were steady and the quality was again mixed. Prices lifted on the medium and heavy sheep by $10 to
$20/head. Medium weights made $90 to $129 and heavy crossbred ewes $130 to $169/head. Merino ewes reached $136/head.
Carcase prices averaged 450c to 480c/kg cwt.



Yarding: 600          Comparison date: 12/03/19
Change: -200

Numbers declined and quality was quite good. Most of the usual buying group attended and operated with more urgency. A seasonal shortage of vealers contributed to the strong bidding from all domestic buyers. Well finished B muscled vealers sold from 262c to 340c/kg. Well finished trade weight steers were in shorter supply with buyers paying a premium for the limited number of supplementary fed types to average 271c/kg. The better shaped heifers suitable for the trade sold 11c dearer to
make from 249c to 276c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were in shorter supply and sold to a larger group of buyers to average 265c/kg. Feeder heifers sold to stronger competition gaining 52c to make from 204c to 255c/kg. Well finished heavy bullocks and steers were in limited supply creating markedly stronger price trends. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and C4 bullocks made from 262c to 275c/kg.



Yarding:  230         Comparison date: 13/03/19
Change: -170

The prediction of rain and last week’s cheaper market caused numbers to decline significantly. It was a larger group of processors operating over a fair quality offering.
The better finished beef cows attracted the strongest competition, lifting 36c to average 192c/kg. The D3 and D2 medium weight lines sold to strong bidding, reaching 50c to 56c/kg dearer. The bulk making from 122c to 166c/kg. A mixed selection of bulls sold to a small group of processors. The better shaped bulls sold from 190c to 222c/kg.


Wangaratta Weekly Market

Yarding: 408 Change:+85

A slightly heavier yarding of 408 head came forward at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 85 more than last week and comprised of 382 young cattle, 16 cows and 8 calves.
Very few grown steers and heifers and not enough cows to quote. Milk vealers sold to strong demand as did the supplementary fed cattle. Market overall firm on last week.



 Bullocks +550          260.0 to 270.0
Steers     400-500     270.0 to 280.0
Heifers    500-600     250.0 to 260.0
Lot Fed   400-500     290.0 to 310.0
Vealers                     280.0 to 331.6
Cows                        155.0 to 165.0