PHOTO: Bullock prices were up today in Mortlake and this pen of Weering Pastoral Angus fellas sold by HF Richardson made a top of 498c/kg, returning a very nice $3249ph.
Total Yarding: 477
The usual, plus an additional restocker operated on the reduced offering of 477 plain to good quality cattle, 204 less. Restocker competition put prices up by an average of 20c/kg for young cattle but plainer quality and dairy bred yearlings were on a cheaper trend. Grown steers lifted 20c to 25c/kg and grown heifers sold at unchanged prices. The poor quality cows regained their 50c to 60c loss from last week and beef cows were equal and up to 10c/kg better but the leaner cows sold unchanged to easier.
Light weight vealers to restockers made 544c to 648c and they secured yearling steers between 445c and 620c/kg. The yearling heifers to restock sold from 450c to 528c and the few to the trade made 400c to 472c/kg. Plainer and dairy bred yearling heifers were between 304c and 390c with restockers paying to 404c/kg.
The grown steers sold from 430c to 498c and restockers paid 450c to a top of 524c/kg. Friesian steers made 380c to 400c/kg. Grown heifers were between 426c and 460c/kg.
Beef cows made 350c to 456c and the few dairy cows sold from 350c to 380c with leaner cows between 300c and 350c/kg. The poor to plain conditioned cows made 280c to 340c/kg.