COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 12/02/18
Yarding 10033 Lambs 7321 Sheep 2712 comparison date 05/01/18
Change -3025 Change -2393 Change -632
Lamb numbers eased and the quality was back a little. Although trade lambs were well supplied prime trades were limited as were heavy lambs. There was a larger percentage of Dorpers penned and there was a reasonable run of 2 score restocking lambs. The market was cheaper. The 12-16kg 2 score restocking lambs were $13 cheaper and sold from $69 to $113/head. Medium and heavy trade weights were $8 to $10 cheaper on average selling from $123 to $154/head. Heavy lambs were up to $12 cheaper from $148 to $172/head. Extra heavy lambs were firm at the top end and $6 cheaper on the lighter weights after reaching $212/head. Carcase prices averaged 580c to 620c/kg cwt. The best of the hoggets reached $146/head. Heavy Dorper trade lambs reached $146/head. Mutton numbers eased and the quality was mixed. Prices eased $8 to $12/head over most of the sheep. Medium weight ewes
sold from $75 to $124 and heavy crossbred ewes sold to $129/head. Carcase prices averaged 380c to 400c/kg cwt..
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT
Tuesday 13th February2018
Yarding 1560 comparison date 06/02/18
Numbers decreased slightly in a good to fair quality offering. Vealers were in shorter supply and quality was mixed due to the hot weather in recent weeks. Yearlings and heavy export cattle were in reasonable numbers. The usual buyers were in attendance, along with an extra processor. The good quality supply of vealers sold to the usual group of buyers. Vealers prices varied depending on quality and fat cover with the better shaped European veal selling from 275c to 315c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers sold to steady demand from
250c to 285c/kg. Trade steer numbers increased and so did prices. The better finished steers sold from 262c to 294c/kg. Feeder steers sold to steady demand with prices firm to 2c easier making from 243c to 281c/kg. Demand for export cattle fluctuated at times with milk and two tooth pens creating the strongest competition. The better quality
pens of prime C3 steers and bullocks made from 255c to 276c/kg. Manufacturing types were discounted heavily making from 216c to 226c/kg.
Wednesday 14th February 2018
Yarding 500 Comparison date 07/02/18
Numbers declined in a fair to good quality yarding, with very few plainer beef types offered. A full field of buyers attended and all operated in a cheaper market.
Heavy cows sold to fluctuating competition easing 5c to average 207c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows sold to weaker demand making from 147c to 191c/kg.
A good quality selection of bulls sold to the usual gallery of buyers. The better shaped bulls made from 214c to 237c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 15th February 2018
Yarding: 213 Comparison date: 8th February 2018
A much lighter yarding of 213 were presented to buyers at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 193 head less than last week and comprised of 198 young cattle, 15 cows and no bulls. Quality overall was very good with a large number of well finished vealers being the majority of the yarding. Very few heavy steers and heifers and only 15 cows on offer. Steers remained firm to slightly cheaper, heifers down by 15 cents and vealers firm to slightly dearer. Cows down by 5-10 cents.
Bullocks +550 243.2 to 258.0
Steers 450-550 196.0
Steers -450 251.8 to 281.2
Heifers +500 223.9 to 244.0
Heifers -500 223.8 to 255.0
Vealers 291.2 to 320.2
Beef Cows 189.5 to 204.2
Dairy Cows None