COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 18 September 2017
Yarding 14192 Lambs 9199 Sheep 4993 comparison date 11/09/17
Change -1268 Change -1205 Change -63
Lamb numbers eased to 9,200 and included 7,593 new season lambs. The quality was good on most of the new season lambs but there were a few just starting to turn dry in the skin and there were a few more light store lambs offered. Old lambs were mixed and in fewer numbers. There were several pens of new season Merino lambs and some old lambs with plenty of weight. The market was dearer. New season lambs to Restockers sold between $79 and $126/head. The medium and heavy trade weights were $3 to $4 dearer on average and ranged from $122 to $156/head. Heavy new season lambs lifted $2 to $5 selling from $151 to $176 with a pen of extra heavy lambs reaching $190/head. Carcass prices averaged between 590c and 630c/kg. Merino new season lambs $136 to $150/head for the heavier weights. Old trades lifted $2 to $4 and sold from $118 to $136/head. Heavy old lambs received $130 to $155 and Merino lambs topped at $166/head. Mutton numbers remained steady and the quality was quite good. Prices lifted $3 to $7 on the light and medium weight sheep while heavy sheep were $1 to $2/head dearer on weight. Medium weight ewes sold from $82 to $112/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $101 to $120/head. Heavy Merinos with a long skin sold to $131/head. Carcass prices ranged between 410c and 440c/kg.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT 19th & 20th September 2017
Tuesday 19th September
Yarding 1500 Comparison date 12/09/17
Numbers lifted in a yarding that comprised of all weights and grades. There were some excellent drafts of yearling steers and heifers along with bigger numbers of well finished heavy cattle. Vealers were in short supply with some types lacking finish. Generally the domestic and export market sold to much weaker demand. Feedlot competition was limited along with some local
interest for store cattle sold open auction. All of the usual domestic and export buyers were present but some only operated occasionally. The mixed quality supply of vealers sold to a small group of buyers and buyers discounted all types with prices easing up to 40c/kg. Vealers prices varied with the bulk selling from 238c to 292c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold to select buyer interest and prices were generally 20c/kg cheaper. Well finished heifers sold from 217c to 262c/kg. Trade steers were in limited supply and struggled to find buyer support resulting in a cheaper trend of 18c/kg. The better finished steers sold from 246c to 271c/kg. Not all feed lot buyers operated and quality was again mixed. Feed steers 330-400kg sold 3c cheaper to average 269c/kg. There was very little demand for feeder heifers and prices eased by 19c to 27c/kg. The main lines of heifers 330 to 400kg sold from 233c to 257c/kg. Demand for heavy cattle remains subdued with not all processors operating. Competition faded throughout the sale causing erratic price trends at times. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks fell 13c to 14c, making from 228c to 273c/kg.
Wednesday 20th September
Yarding 530 Comparison date 13/09/17
Numbers lifted in a mixed quality yarding, with all weights and grades represented. A smaller turnout of buyers was in attendance, with two processors buying the bulk of the offering. Heavy cows sold to weaker demand, with prices dipping 9c to average 230c/kg. Medium weight three score cows sold to erratic price trends, with the D3 and D2 lines selling from 190c to 225c/kg. A very mixed quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls made from 238c to 267c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market 21st September 2017
Yarding: 130 Comparison date: 14th September 2017
A very light yarding of 130 head came forward at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange .This was 55 less than last week and comprised of 123 young cattle and 5 cows & 2 bulls.
Overall quality was good. All buyers were in attendance and demand for the grown cattle was limited with bullocks and steers easing in value by 8 cents per kilo. Heifers were 10 cents cheaper while the offering of vealers sold at firm rates. Too few cows were penned to quote.
Bullocks +550 245.6 to 270.0
Steers 450-550 269.6 to 286.2
Steers -450 270.0 to 306.0
Heifers +500 228.6 TO 258.6
Heifers -500 266.2 TO 312.0
Vealers 290.0 TO 349.2
Beef Cows 200.0 TO 232.0
Bull 218.0 TO 238.2