Photo: These Angus cows averaged $2215ph when Nutrien Ag sold the pen for a whopping top of 414c/kg.
Total Yarding: 935
Numbers rose this week after the long weekend break by 242 at Mortlake to 935 head in total, comprising 504 export and 431 trade cattle. Quality was very mixed and the sale was erratic in places, however, there were some better lines of well bred young cattle and grown steers on offer. A near full field of regular buyers were present however not all were fully active.
The sale remained firm on recent sales for most categories, however, the beef cows were stronger by 15c to 20c/kg. Dairy Cows were softer by 10c/kg as were cows back to the paddock. Manufacturing steers were softer. Vealers with shape sold from 550c to 602c/kg.
Yearling Steers and Heifers made between 490c and 585c/kg. Grown Steers and heifers sold to a top of 523c/kg making between 450c and 521c/kg. Manufacturing Steers sold to 352c/kg.
Best Beef cows sold to 385c/kg with the general run making between 350c and 382c/kg. Medium Cows sold from 305c to 374c/kg with dairy cows making from 288c to 350c/kg. Better bred Cows returning to the paddock sold from 305c to 350c/kg.