PHOTO: Topping the market at WVLX Mortlake today at 261c/kg were these Angus bullocks that Elders Kerr & Co sold on behalf of GJ & KM Quinn, averaging $1733ph.

Total Yarding: 702

Mortlake agents yarded 700 head this week representing a decrease of 270 on the previous market. There was a good offering of grown cattle with fewer manufacturing types on offer. Cow numbers were also reduced with a good mixture of beef and dairy types. Trade cattle were a shade below last week’s offering in regard to quality. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance but not fully active on a market consisting of 160 grown cattle and 300 trade, 220 cows and 20 bulls.

Feeder interest was subdued, however there was additional store competition on trade types due to price reductions. The market continues to struggle to maintain prices over all categories slipping a further 30c/kg with trade cattle affected more in places.

Trade steers and heifers made from 170c to 254c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 261c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold from 130c to 196c/kg. Good beef cows sold from 150c to 192c/kg with the medium weights between 126c and 146c/kg. Dairy cows were generally between 150c and 174c/kg with grown beef bulls topping at 210c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited. Click HERE for full WVLX market report.