COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 19/03/18
Yarding 13746 Lambs 7871 Sheep 5875 comparison date 12/03/18
Change 5211 Change 2145 Change 3066
Lamb numbers lifted for a good quality yarding. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were best supplied and there was an increase in weight. Trade lambs were only in reasonable numbers and lighter 2 score lambs to restockers and processors were in short supply. The market was dearer. Light 2 score processing lambs sold from $77 to $118/head. The medium and heavy trade weights were $7 to $9 dearer receiving $131 to $154/head. Heavy and extra heavy lambs were $10 to $15/head dearer and there were more weights at the heavy end. Heavy lambs sold from $153 to $178 and extra heavy lambs reached $245/head with estimated weights of 38-40kg cwt. Carcase prices ranged from 580c to 650c/kg on average. Heavy hoggets ranged from $144 to $167/head. Mutton numbers improved and the quality was good with plenty of heavy weights penned. Prices lifted across most of the sheep but it was more noticeable in the heavy weights. Medium weight ewes sold from $87 to $124/head. Heavy crossbred ewes reached $186 and heavy Merino ewes $141 to $162/head. A run of big Merino wethers topped the mutton market at $195.20/head.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT
Tuesday 20th March 2018
Yarding 1800 comparison date 13/03/18
Numbers lifted in a plainer quality offering to the previous market. There were increased supplies of non-descript heifers and yearlings, which were absorbed mostly by restockers and some processors. Vealers were in limited supply with a percentage lacking finish. Yearlings and heavy export were in reasonable numbers and quality was mixed over both categories. The usual
buyers were in attendance along with the extra major processor from Queensland. The mixed quality supply of vealers sold to the usual group of buyers. Vealers trends were mixed with the better finished types making from 278c to 332c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold to erratic competition to average 263c/kg. Steers suitable for the trade were in short supply selling from 240c to 321c/kg. Medium weight feeders sold to a slightly dearer trend making from 263 to 301c/kg. Demand for export cattle eased with less urgency than the previous sale. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made from 260c to 280c/kg.
Wednesday 21st March 2018
Yarding 600 Comparison date 14/03/18
Numbers decreased and all weights and grades were represented. An almost full field of buyers attended and competition was slightly weaker as buyers became more selective.
The market was solid for heavy well finished cows with the better finished types averaging 209c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows were unchanged for the better covered lines making from 160c to 190c/kg. A plainer quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls making from 212c to 235c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 15th March 2018
Yarding:236 Comparison date: 8thMarch 2018
A lighter yarding of 235 head came forward at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was just 78 less than last week and comprised of 214 young cattle, 21 cows and 1 bulls. Quality again was very disappointing due no doubt to the extremely dry conditions. Most buyers were in attendance but were very restricted in their bidding with the result being grown steers and bullocks sold to 5 cents easier, heifers were 8 cents cheaper and vealers 10 cents below last week. Only 21 cows penned and these sold at firm rates.
Bullocks +550 246.6 to 266.2
Steers 450-550 251.2 to 274.2
Steers -450 260.0 to 276.6
Heifers +500 222.2 to 246.2
Heifers -500 236.0 to 266.6
Vealers 286.0 to 305.0
Cows 166.0 to 222.0