Numbers down, quality good at weekly Cowra lamb sale

Numbers down, quality good at weekly Cowra lamb sale

Lamb numbers declined and quality was good across the grades with 4,850 new seasons offered at the weekly Cowra sheep and lamb sale on October 13.

There were mostly trade lambs penned along with some stores, while the heavy weights were in reduced supply.

All the buyers were operating except for a couple and competition eased to see prices soften.

Light new season lambs to the processors averaged $203 while stores sold from $170 to $204, down $3/head.

Medium and heavy trade weight new season lambs were $4 to $7/head cheaper and averaged from 900c to 905c/kg cwt.

The heavy trade weight 23 to 24kg lambs sold from $214 to $230/head.

Heavy weight new season lambs were $5 to $8/head cheaper and averaged from 885c to 900c/kg cwt.

The heavy weights sold from $234 to $239 while the extra heavy weight lambs sold from $244 to $270/head.

Mutton numbers lifted and quality varied throughout.

Heavy first cross ewes eased $30 and sold from $144 to $166/head or 500c to 515c/kg cwt.

Heavy Merino ewes were only $3 cheaper and sold from $162 to $191/head or 615c/kg cwt.

A more detailed report appears on the MLA website.