PHOTO: Damien Phillips of Willaura sold 72 grown steers today through Charles Stewart & Co, including 33 Angus X Hereford steers that made 214-242c/kg returning $1087-$1370ph, and 39 Hereford steers that fetched 224-242c/kg, making $1142-$1385ph.

Yarding: 3,152

Numbers over doubled with 3,152 penned. A larger buying gallery attended from Victoria, South Australia and Southern NSW and operated in a firm to dearer market to a fortnight ago. A better quality yarding with very good lines of well bred cattle offered, quality did drop away throughout the yarding which reflected in the prices with the plainer secondary types.

The better quality weaner steers sold to 20c/kg better in places, and yearling and older heavier steers sold mostly firm to 10c/kg dearer. The better quality weaner heifers sold firm and the yearling and heavy heifers sold slightly cheaper.

Weaner angus steers made from 198c to 268c/kg for the heavier weights and 142c to 248c/kg for the lighter weights and plainer lots. Black Baldy weaner steers made 178c to 258c/kg and other breeds sold from 92c to 128c/kg. Weaner Angus heifers made from 116c to 218c/kg, Black Baldys sold from 132c to 198c/kg and other breeds 92c to 142c/kg.

Yearling and heavy Angus and Black Baldy steers sold from 210c to 258c/kg. Herefords made from 210c to 246c/kg, other breeds and lighter weights sold from 120c to 190c/kg. Yearling and heavy Angus heifers made from 140c to 210c/kg, Black Baldys made from 180c to 212c/kg. Hereford heifers sold from 120c to 216c/kg, Shorthorns made from 180c to 225c/kg and other breeds from 150c to 198c/kg.

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