Photo: This pen of Angus bullocks fetched the market top of 350c/kg today at WVLX Mortlake when Elders Kerr & Co sold the pen, returning $2380ph for DR & GM Lucas.
Total Yarding: 501
Agents yarded 500 this week at Mortlake, a decrease of 241 on last week’s offering. The quality was much improved on last week. Not all the regular buyers were present and or operated and restocker interest was again restricted with the majority of the grown steers and some trade cattle being purchased by feeders.
Despite the improvement in quality the market was still soft again in places. Trade cattle eased another 15c/kg. Heavy cows lost 15c/kg. Dairy cows remained firm. The sale comprised of 80 grown cattle, 93 trade cattle, 318 cows as well as 9 bulls.
Trade steers and heifers made between 280c and 340c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 350c/kg. Good heavy beef cows sold from 198c and 244c, medium weights sold from 160c to 195c/kg. Dairy cows made between 204c and 237c/kg. Grown beef bulls sold to 230c/kg.