COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 14/05/2018
Yarding 11099 Lambs 7877 Sheep 3222 comparison date 07/05/18
Change 2222 Change 1230 Change 992
Lamb numbers increased and the quality improved. There was an excellent run of heavy and extra heavy lambs. Trade weights were in shorter supply and light weights limited. Merino numbers improved as did the weight. The market trend was dearer. Light 2 score processing lambs reached $120 and restockers paid to $129/head for lighter weights than last week. Trade lambs lifted $10 to $13 on average with the 3 score trades from $128 to $162/head to have an average carcase price of 655c/kg cwt. Heavy lambs were $7 to $10/head dearer. 4 score lambs sold from $152 to $178 and lambs over 30kg reached $220/head. Carcase prices ranged from $570c for some of the heavier lambs to 655c/kg cwt for lighter weights. Merinos topped at $162/head. Hoggets topped at $165/head. Mutton numbers also increased and the quality remained mixed. Prices were firm with skin values the main variant. Medium weight ewes $112 to $115/head for Merinos. Heavy crossbreds made from $134 to $170 and heavy Merinos $145 to $160/head.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Yarding 1005 comparison date 08/05/2018
Numbers were similar in a very mixed quality yarding. Domestic processors struggled to fill orders and were forced to rely upon the supplementary fed portion and the better finished vealers. Heavy steers and bullocks were limited and their finish was only fair. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance. Vealers were in reasonable numbers however, a large percentage lacked finish. The top end of the vealers were unchanged, while plainer veal brought prices back by 10c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold to strong demand and the medium weights
400-400kg made from 246c to 295c/kg. Trade steers were limited and the supplementary fed portion sold to strong bidding, with prices unchanged to average 308c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers were 6c dearer making from 245c to 286c/kg. Demand for export cattle fluctuated which was quality related. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made
from 260c to 285c/kg.
Wednesday 16th May 2018
Yarding 420 Comparison date 09/05/2018
Numbers were similar and most cows offered were heavier types with plenty of cover. A full field of buyers attended and demand was significantly stronger.
The better finished beef cows were 10c to 20c dearer to average 206c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows were limited to make from 145c to 165c/kg.
A very mixed selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls made from 210c to 228c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 17th May 2018
Yarding: 409 Comparison date: 10th May 2018
A heavier yarding of 409 head were presented to buyers at the Wangaratta Live Stock Exchange. This was just 208 more than last week and comprised of 372 young cattle, 36 cows and 1 bull. Quality overall was much improved with a better selection of grown steers and heifers, there were more quality vealers through the market and 36 cows penned. Demand was stronger for the heavy well finished steers and heifers and values rose by 5 to 8 cents. Planer types remained firm. The better vealers rose by 5 cents with unfinished types firm. The 36 cows saw the better cows up by 5 cents with storey types firm.
Bullocks +550 258.0 to 292.6
Steers 450-550 276.6 to 308.2
Steers -450 286.0 to 298.6
Heifers +500 228.2 to 276.0
Heifers -500 238.0 to 300.0
Vealers 278.0 to 330.0
Lot Fed 288.0 to 319.0
Cows 146.6 to 205.0