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Corowa Report date 18 March 2019

Yarding 17100   Lambs 13000    Sheep 4100 comparison date  11 March 2019  
Change 8350     Change 6450    Change 1900
Lamb numbers lifted and the quality was good with a large percentage of the lambs coming off feeders. All weights and grades were represented and there was a larger run of heavy Merino lambs. With the larger offering most of the usual buyers returned. Lambs under 22kg sold to a dearer trend on the better shaped lambs while heavy lambs sold to a cheaper trend.

The 2 score processing lambs sold from $72 to $114/head. Medium and heavy trade weights to 22kg were $6 to $7 dearer, making from $120 to $159/head, receiving from 620c to 680c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs weighing 22-26kg cwt were $1 to $3 cheaper to make from $150 to $169/head, averaging from 620c to 630c/kg cwt. Lambs weighing 26kg and heavier eased $8 to
$12/head, making from $164 to $200/head, or from 585c to 640c to average 608c/kg. Merino trades received from $130 to
$160 and hoggets reached $144/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and the quality varied. The better shaped medium weights were $6 to $8/head dearer and light sheep remained firm. Heavy crossbreds were slightly cheaper. Medium weight ewes sold from $74 to $113/head. Heavy crossbred ewes made from $124 to $140 and Merino wethers reached $140/head. Most averaged from 390c to 430c/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