COWS TOP 400c/kg

Photo: Cows hit the 400c/kg mark today with JM Ellis & Co selling this pen of Red Angus beauties for the top price, returning $1910ph for RG Townsend P/L.   

Total Yarding:  538

It was a mixed quality selection of 538 cattle at WVLX Mortlake that were penned for the mostly usual field of buyers of which not all operated fully. Restockers were again very active and helped prices lift higher than at the last regular sale held two weeks ago due to the public holiday. Following on from the dearer trends from other selling centres last week, prices for young cattle, grown heifers and cows were up by 5c to 15c/kg on two weeks ago and even more for many young cattle, especially heifers.

The few vealers made from 456c to 502c with a single light weight steer to a restocker selling for 518c/kg. All the yearling steers went to restockers and along with the heifers, restockers paid from 400c to 480c, with the top steers making 516c/kg. Plain quality and dairy bred yearlings sold from 305c to 364c, with a top sale at 380c/kg. Grown steers made from 360c to 396c, while those going to restockers made from 375c to 440c with the best making 456c/kg. Grown heifers sold to keen restocker interest, making from 378c to 421c/kg.

Beef cows were in good supply and sold from 324c to 354c with an excellent quality pen at 362c, and restockers paying from 324c to 352c/kg. Dairy cows were in poor to lean condition and made from 245c to 265c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.

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