PHOTO: Daniel Roache of Kilkenny (back) with future father-in-law Steve Richards of the UK presented these Angus grown heifers at the WVLX Heifer Store Cattle Sale that Elders Kerr & Co sold for the market top of 338c/kg, averaging $1377ph.

Mortlake Special Heifer store sale yarded 3573, the yarding mostly consisted of Angus bred cattle. The quality was mostly excellent with a few pens of plainer types throughout the yarding. A smaller field of buyers were on the rail from Local, over Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. The market opened firm to a few cents softer and became cheaper as the sale progressed with some isolated dearer sales. Young weaner heifers sold 15c to 30c cheaper and grown yearling heifers sold 10c to 20c/kg softer.

Older yearling and grown Angus heifers made from 243c to 318c, with 3 pens from one vendor selling to 338c/kg. Black Baldy heifers sold from 250c to 306c/kg. Herefords heifers made 248c to 288c and Euro cross beef breeds sold from 250c to 282c/kg.

Young weaner heifers mostly sold from 260c to 290c with the light weight Angus heifers sold from 250c to 290c, Medium weights sold from 240c to 292c and heavy weights made from 260c to 306c/kg. Black Baldy’s sold from 230c to 268c/kg. Herefords made from 250c to 270c, with a few pens of light weights selling from 295c to 316c and the Euro cross weaner heifers sold from 150c to 290c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (market reporter Sheona Lamb). Click HERE for full WVLX market report.