PHOTO: Topping the market at WVLX today was this pen of Limousin steers on account of PJ Kennon that HF Richardson sold for 364c/kg, averaging $1360ph.

Numbers reduced to 1,379 at today’s WVLX Mortlake market, a reduction of 550 head on last week. It was a good offering over most categories for the lead lots with some stock showing the dry seasonal effects and more so with the trade weights. There was plenty of weight in the bullocks and grown cattle. Same with the cow offering with good weight & mix of beef and dairy types on offer. 252 grown cattle along with 456 trade weights, 649 cows and 19 grown were on offer. Not all the regular buyers were present and some were not fully active in a market that was very strong over most categories.

Bullocks and manufacturing steers increased 20 to 30c/kg. Trade cattle and vealers were dearer by 40 to 50c/kg in places. All cows remained firm to slightly dearer with bulls gaining 15c/kg.

The vealer offering sold from 300 to 364c/kg with the trade weight steers and heifers making between 285 and 342ckg. Grown cattle topped at 350c/kg and manufacturing steers were selling up to 259c/kg. Heavy beef cows sold from 210 to 258c/kg with medium weights from 180 to 210c/kg. Dairy cows with cover sold generally between 165 and 220c/kg with grown beef bulls to 250c/kg.

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