COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 13th November 2017
Yarding 22900 Lambs 14959 Sheep 7941 comparison date 06/11/17
Change 8417 Change 5150 Change 3267
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was mixed. There was a little less weight in the majority of the store lambs. Trade weights were well supplied but there were more that were showing signs of dryness. Heavy lambs were in good numbers. Most of the lambs were new season lambs and there was an increase in shorn lambs. Merinos were in short supply and old lambs limited. The light store lambs sold $5 dearer and made from $86 to $124/head. The medium and heavy trade lambs were firm, ranging from $125 to $158/head to average 635c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were firm to $3 easier selling from $152 to $180 and extra heavy lambs reached $199.20/head. Most averaged 590c to 620c/kg cwt. Merinos lambs reached $147 and shorn new season trade lambs made from $130 to $157/head. Mutton numbers lifted and the quality was good with plenty of heavy sheep penned. Most were firm to dearer in price. Medium weight ewes ranged from $71 to $120/head. Heavy crossbreds sold from $118 to $156/head. Heavy Merino ewes with a good skin reached $164 and wethers made to $170/head.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT 21st November 2017
Tuesday 14th November
Yarding 1800 comparison date 14/11/17
Numbers declined in a very good quality yarding. There were odd drafts of supplementary fed stock, while the bulk of the offering was grass finished. The trade market tracked firm, with veal selling a few cents dearer at the top end. The usual buying group were in attendance, however not all operated fully with fewer lot feeder orders. The excellent quality supply of vealers sold to stronger demand with prices lifting 3c/kg. Well finished vealers made from 270c to 328c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold to steady demand. Well finished trade heifers sold at 250c to 280c/kg. Trade steers were in good numbers and competition was solid. The better finished steers sold at 266c to 285c/kg. Not all feed lot buyers operated and quality was fair to good. Feed steers 400-500kg sold 2c easier to average 280c/kg. There was solid demand for feeder heifers and prices were generally dearer. The main lines of heifers 330-400kg sold from 270c to 286c/kg. The good quality offering of grown steers and bullocks sold to weaker demand. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made from 260c to 272c/kg.
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Yarding 550 Comparison date 15/11/17
Numbers declined in a mixed quality yarding, with all weights and grades represented. There were fewer processors at the market and competition was erratic at times. Heavy cows sold to slightly weaker competition to average 229c/kg. Heavy lean European cows topped at 252c/kg. The D2 and D3 weight score 3 cows were limited, making from 212c to 226c/kg. A mixed quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls made from 243c to 288c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market 23rd November 2017
Yarding: 250 Comparison date: 16th November 2017
A smaller yarding of 250 head were presented to buyers at Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 83 head less than last week and comprised of 231 young cattle, 17 cows & 2 bulls.
Overall quality was very good with a good selection of grown steers and bullocks. The heifers on offer were of good quality and varying weights. The sprinkling of vealers were also of excellent quality. Only 17 cows were presented. Demand was similar to last week with grown steers and bullocks selling at rates fully firm to 2 cents dearer. Heifers remand the same fully firm, vealers eased in value to 5 cents. The 17 cows sold at a firm rate.
Bullocks +550 262.0 to 285.0
Steers 450-550 266.6 to 295.0
Steers -450 270.2 to 280.0
Heifers +500 230.6 to 250.0
Heifers -500 240.2 to 273.2
Vealers 2.85.6 to 308.0
Beef Cows 176.0 to 225.0
Bull 228.2 to 247.0