COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 21st August 2017
Yarding 10055 Lambs 7278 Sheep 2777 comparison date 14th August
Change -4855 Change -3562 Change -1293
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was plainer after 40mm plus of rain in the supply area. New season lambs numbers improved and there was a good run of trade weights and more heavy lambs offered. A few extra light weight store lambs were also offered. Old lamb quality was mixed with fewer heavy weights and plenty of trades and secondary lambs. Merino lambs
were well back in volume. The market was dearer and buyers were after heavier weights. New season lambs were $5 to $6 dearer on the trade weights which ranged from $122 to $154/head. Heavy lambs gained up to $15 selling from $156 to $172 and extra heavy lambs sold between $172 and $177/head. Carcass prices ranged from 640c to 660c/kg cwt. Old lambs were $9 to $15 dearer again, the heavier lambs having the largest increase. Trade weights ranged from $119 to $148/head. Heavy old lambs $146 to $166 and extra heavy lambs reached $186/head. Most averaged between 610c and 640c/kg. Merino lambs sold between $116 and $135/head. Hoggets made to $140/head. Mutton numbers eased and mostly medium and heavy ewes were penned. Most sold from $4 to $8/head dearer. Medium weight ewes ranged from $85 to $102/head. Heavy crossbred ewes sold from $105 to $135/head. Most averaged 400c to 435c/kg.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT15th & 16th August 2017
Tuesday 15th August
Yarding 1000 Comparison date: 8th August
Numbers almost doubled in a very good quality offering. There were some excellent drafts of supplementary fed yearlings along with larger numbers of well finished vealers. Generally the market sold to solid competition, with vealers showing strong price gains. Most of the usual domestic and export buyers were operating, however lot feeder orders were few. The very good quality supply of vealers sold to stronger demand. Vealers offering processors plenty of yield sold from 310c to 340c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers were keenly sought selling 3c/kg higher. Well finished heifers sold from 274c to 300c/kg. Trade steers were well supplied and competition was steady. The better finished steers sold from 285c to 317c/kg. Not all feed lot buyers operated and quality was again mixed. Feed steers 330-400kg sold 9c dearer to average 307c/kg. There was strong demand for feeder heifers and prices lifted 10c/kg. The main lines of heifers 330-400kg sold from 270c to 290c/kg. The good quality offering of grown steers and bullocks sold to a larger group of processors. Competition from processors fluctuated. Bullocks regained some of last week’s losses lifting 10c/kg, while heavy steers were mostly unchanged. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made from 280c to 298c/kg.
Wednesday 16th August 2017
Yarding 450 Comparison date: 9th August
Numbers lifted in a mixed quality yarding, with all most weights and grades represented. A bigger turnout of buyers were in attendance and operating in a very erratic market. Heavy cows lifted 4c to average 242c reaching a top price of 262c/kg. Medium weight three score cows sold to fluctuating price trends to average 2c cheaper with the bulk of the medium D3 and D2 lines selling from 198c to 228c/kg. A fair to good quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls dropped by up to 10c making from 246c to 278c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market 17th August 2017
Yarding: 176 Comparison date: 10th August 2017
A heavier yarding of 176 head came forward at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange .This was 129 more than last week and comprised of 157 young cattle and 16 cows and 3 bulls.
Quality of cattle was good. A few pens of grown steers selling 4 to 8 cents dearer than previous weeks, limited numbers of grown heifers with demand improving. Small quantity of vealers that sold slightly cheaper and a reasonable offering of lot fed cattle that sold to steady demand.
*Next Friday (25/8/2017) approx. 2300 locally bred weaner cattle will be offered for sale here at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange starting at 10:30am.*
Bullocks +550 No quote
Steers 450-550 285.0 to 290.0
Heifers +500 250.0 to 270.0
Trade Grass Heifers 265.0 to 280.0
Vealers steers 280.0 to 305.2
Vealers heifers 258.2 to 379.2
Beef Cows 170.0 to 225.0
Bulls 235.2 to 248.2