PHOTO: CE, HA & SM Langley sold this fine pen of Simmental X steers of which two topped the market today at 386c/kg under the Nutrien Ag hammer, returning just over $1700 each.

Total Yarding: 1,279

Mortlake agents yarded 1,280 cattle this week with numbers dominated by some 680 cows. The quality overall was good to some plainer types, however, some very good beef cows were yarded with the quality a little plainer than the previous week’s market. Not all the regular buyers operated and restocker interest was also restricted providing a softer and at times very erratic market. Along with the larger cow offering, 200 grown steers and heifers were sold along with 400 trade.   

Cows were softer by 30c/kg more so for the heavier end. Trade cattle were 10 to 15c/kg cheaper for the top end. Manufacturing cattle remained firm with grown steers and heifers back 10c/kg. Yearling steers and heifers sold from 345c to 386c/kg and grown types topped at 380c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold to 324c/kg. 

Good heavy beef cows made between 255c and 292c/kg. Medium cows 210c to 270c/kg with well covered dairy cows realizing 220c to 275c/kg. Grown bulls to 242c/kg and younger cubs to 266c/kg.   

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