PHOTO: St Johns Pty Ltd presented this pen of Angus grown steers weighing 533kg at today’s WVLX Store Sale that LMB Livestock sold for a market top of 328c/kg, averaging $1748ph.

Mortlake’s fortnightly store sale was split over two yardings with 2,200 older yearling and grown steers and heifers yarded today and the younger weaners to be yarded next Thursday. Quality was a big improvement from the previous sale a week ago, ranging from good to excellent with most of the yarding Angus bred cattle. Not all the usual buying group attended with a smaller field of buyers, but operated in a market with better results.  Across the yarding most cattle gained 10c to 20c/kg and more in places with the quality improvement a major factor.

Older grown angus steers made from 280c to 310c for the lighter weight better quality and 200c to 255c/kg for the plainer types. Heavy weight Angus steers sold from 290c to 328c for the better quality and 262c to 288c/kg for the plainer types. Black Baldy steers sold from 268c to 316c/kg. Herefords Steers made 270c to 302c and Euro and Euro cross breeds sold from 240c to 290c/kg.

Older grown Angus heifers made from 250c to 306c for the better quality and 210c to 252c/kg for the plainer types. Black Baldy’s sold from 220c to 299c/kg. Herefords made from 170c to 290c, and the Euro breeds sold to 290c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (market reporter Sheona Lamb). Click HERE for full WVLX market report.