PHOTO: Brynavon P/L had this pen of Hereford X bullocks that Elders Kerr & Co sold for a top of 422c/kg at WVLX Mortlake, averaging $2849ph.

Total Yarding: 477

Cattle numbers lifted to 477 at WVLX Mortlake as the usual buyers attended in a mixed quality yarding. Prices were from unchanged to 10c easier for the good quality younger cattle with the plainer sales 10c to 20c/kg lower and in some places back further. Beef cows sold to steady competition and were from firm to 5c/kg dearer. Well bred and the better quality grown steers sold unchanged to 10c/kg softer. Plainer grown steers, older steers and the grown heifers were from 10c to 20c/kg cheaper.  

Steer vealers to the trade sold from 430c to 466c/kg, heifer vealers made from 433c to 440c/kg and the restockers paid from 400c to 466c/kg for their vealers. Yearling steers to the processors made from 395c to 450c/kg and the feeders paid from 385c to 450c/kg. The heifer yearlings to the trade mostly sold from 400c to 450c/kg. Restockers purchased good heifer yearlings from 405c to 427c/kg and plainer types from 290c to 385c/kg.  

Heavy weight grown steers were from 340c to 422c/kg as the feeders and restockers paid from 390c to 460c/kg. Older steers sold from 312c to 330c/kg and the Friesian manufacturing steers made from 296c to 330c/kg. Beef bred grown heifers sold from 288c to 380c/kg with heifers going onto feed making from 320c to 405c/kg.  The heavy beef cows made from 316c to 354c/kg and leaner cows sold from 286c to 306c/kg. A restocker was active and paid from 275c to 312c/kg for cows. Dairy cows sold from 234c to 304c/kg and beef bulls made from 320c to 340c/kg selling to firm.  

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