PHOTO: Three of the Angus weaner steers in this pen topped the market at WVLX Mortlake today when they were sold by Southern Grampians Livestock for 345c/kg, returning $1415ph for N Doblie.
Total Yarding: 1,193
Mortlake numbers increased in excess of 100 head for a total offering of 1,193 cattle this week. Again the effects of the season was evident with the livestock presented with a good lead and having a fair tail of plainer types on offer. The market presented a good mixture of beef and dairy breeds in the cows with all weights and grades available along with manufacturing types well represented. Feeder interest was sound with much of the beef and trade types purchased by feeder operators. Most of the regular buyer panel was in attendance, however, not all operated on the 237 grown cattle, 400 trade and 540 cows on offer.
The market for grown and trade cattle remained firm to 10c/kg softer. Manufacturing steers remained unchanged selling from 242c to 300c/kg. Most cows remained firm to 10c/kg softer with the lighter weights 10c to 30c/kg easier in places. Good beef cows sold from 220c to 290c/kg with the medium weights from 185c to 220c/kg. Dairy cows were generally between 200c and 270c/kg. A small number of vealers on offer were making between 296c and 345c/kg. Trade steers and heifers realized between 270c and 334c with the grown types topping at 306c/kg. Beef bulls topped at 235c/kg.