PHOTO: Cherrymount had the best presented pen of heifers for this pen of 49 Angus girls that Elders Kerr & Co sold to high competition for 742c/kg, returning $2645ph!

Yarding: 5,883

There was an increased yarding of nearly 5900 head of cattle at WVLX Mortlake on the 16th December for the second store sale of the month, in what was considered an overall very good quality yarding.

Grown steers sold to a similar rate of a fortnight ago but were no dearer, while grown heifers faced increased competition with more buyer support and they were in places 20-30c dearer than the store sale 2 weeks ago.

There were more Autumn drop calves yarded this sale which created increased quality. In the steer section we didn’t see the extreme highs of last fortnight’s sale, but the overall breeding and quality was better which led to higher averages. Lal Lal’s pen of 16 Angus weaner steers, which were also the best presented pen of steers, made a high 628c/kg which returned over $2700ph.

There was increased competition for weaner heifers with some amazing highs like the Cherrymount Angus weaner heifers, also the best presented pen of heifers, which sold for a top of 742c/kg, returning $2645ph.

Friesian and xbred steers sold extremely well, with a pen of light Friesian X steers on account of Serena Downs Pastoral selling for 718c/kg, returning $1235ph.

Being our last sale at WVLX for 2021, we’d like to sincerely thank all the vendors, buyers and agents for their support throughout the year and look forward to seeing you all again at our next sale, which is the Feature Female Sale on Thursday 6th January at 10am.

Market Report: WVLX Agent’s Association President, Matt Sculley. Click HERE for full WVLX market report.