COROWA WEEKLY MARKET REPORT 17/09/2018
Yarding 26008 Lambs 15191 Sheep 10817 comparison date 10/09/18
Change 4204 Change 1857 Change 2347
Lamb numbers lifted and contained 11,047 new season lambs. The quality was good in the trade and heavy runs. Trade weights were best supplied and there were fewer heavy lambs penned. Light trade weights and light lambs were in greater numbers. The market was cheaper across most lambs. New season lambs to restock sold from $78 to $156/head. Medium and heavy trade weights ranged from $156 to $205/head, averaging 830c/kg cwt. Heavy new season lamb ranged from $193 to $246/head, averaging from 780c to 810c/kg cwt. Most of the new season lambs were back by $10 to $15/head. Old trade lambs were $4 to $7 cheaper and sold from $142 to $180/head. Heavy old lambs ranged from $180 to $233/head. Heavy Merino lambs reached $163/head. Mutton numbers lifted and the quality improved with fewer plain light sheep. Prices increased by $5 to $10/head. Medium weight ewes sold from $98 to $155/head, with some long skinned Merinos making the top. Heavy crossbreds reached $180/head and Merino ewes $175/head. Carcase prices averaged around 510c/kg cwt.
NVLX CATTLE MARKET REPORT
Tuesday 18th September 2018
Yarding 1700 comparison date 11/092018
Numbers lifted and quality improved with bigger numbers of finished trade cattle. Supplementary fed yearlings were well supplied. Heavy steers and bullock numbers lifted and competition weakened owing to the increase in supply. The usual buyers were in attendance along with a major domestic buyer after a lengthy absence. The average seasonal spring conditions saw some vealers requiring more finish. The better finished vealers sold to dearer trends making from 286c to 317c/kg. Medium weight trade heifers gained 3c to average 277c/kg. Trade steers were mostly unchanged making from 282c to 320c/kg. Feeder steers sold to increased competition however prices for medium weight lines dropped 9c selling from 240c to 396c/kg. Well finished heavy bullocks and steers sold to easing demand with prices 3c to 12c/kg cheaper. The better quality pens of prime C3 steers and C4 bullocks made from 280c to 310c/kg.
Yarding 750 Comparison date 12/09/2018
Numbers lifted as the dry spring conditions continue. Quality was mixed with all weights and grades represented. A full field of buyers operated along with the inclusion of a northern processor, who was selective when making purchases. The better finished beef cows sold 6c cheaper, making from 215c to 246c/kg. The D2 and D3 medium weight cows tracked up to 12c cheaper, making from 155c to 210c/kg. A mixed selection of bulls sold to only a few buyers. The better shaped bulls making from 204c to 240c/kg.
Wangaratta Fat Cattle Market: 20th September 2018
A heavier penning head were offered to a small field of buyers at the Wangaratta Livestock Exchange. This was 79 more than last week and comprised of 204 young cattle, 65 cows and 3 calves. Quality was very disappointing with suitable cattle scarce. The odd pen of well finished cattle met strong enquiry with values fully firm at the rates of last week. The plainer types which made up the bulk of the offering sold to limited demand to be a good 5 to 8 cents easier. The 65 cows on offer saw better finished cows 5 cents dearer, others fully firm.
Bullocks +550 246.0 to 280.0
Steers 450 to 550 252.2 to 280.0
Steers -450 260.0 to 280.0
Heavy Heifers +550 188.6 to 210.0
Heifers -500 210.0 to 245.2
Vealers 238.6 to 260.0
Cows 146.6 to 225.0