Market Report-Prime Cattle- 15 June, 2020

Elders Kerr & Cosold a brilliant pen of Limousin cows on behalf of “The Eyrie Limousin Stud” which topped today’s cow portion fetching 332c/kg, and averaging $2415.30 per head average.


Total Yarding: 1’025

After missing last week’s sale due to the Queens birthday long weekend agents yarded 1,025 cattle at Mortlake today the overall quality was more mixed than the previous sale especially in the offering of the trade cattle and the cows. The sale comprised of 58 bullocks, 626 trade cattle, 329 cows and 10 grown bulls. The usual processors and buyers were in attendance in a market that was strongly underpinned by feeders and restockers, resulting in a very strong sale to be 20c/kg dearer over all categories, and dearer in some places.

The better quality milk vealers to the trade made from 332c to 409c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade made from 320c to 396c and the heifer portion sold from 310c to 388c with the grown heifers realising 300c to 388c/kg. Feeders paid to 385c/kg. The grown steers made from 300c to 410c/kg with the grown heifers making from 300c to 384c/kg. Feeders paid 380c/kg.

Manufacturing steers made from 240c to 310c/kg. The heavy beef bred cows sold from 290c to 332c and the medium weight cows, beef bred made from 260c to 285c/kg. The very well covered dairy cows sold from 255c to 270c/kg and the medium weights made from 235c to 250c/kg with the very light cows making from 220c to 235c with cows back to the paddock selling to 260c/kg. Grown bulls, beef bred, sold to 268c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited. Click here for full report.