PHOTO: Topping the market today was this pen of Angus steers on account of PJ & RJ Craig that Charles Stewart Nash McVilly sold for 314c/kg, averaging $2120ph. 

A total of 2,039 cattle were yarded at Mortlake today representing an increase of over 800 head. It was a good quality yarding overall. The grown cattle and bullocks carried good weight and additional dairy bred manufacturing type steers were available. A large offering of cows were on offer to all regular processors who were active in a strong market that comprised 305 grown cattle, 850 trade, 860 cows and 34 grown bulls.

Grown cattle and manufacturing types gained 30 to 40c/kg. The top end of the trade types gained 25c/kg, however once away from the best the market remained firm to slightly dearer. Cows gained 25 to 35c/kg over most weights and categories with bulls dearer by 30c/kg. The good offering of vealers and made from 252c to 298c/kg. Trade steers and heifers sold between 230 and 270c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 305c/kg with the manufacturing types selling up to 270c/kg.

Heavy beef cows sold from 210 to 282c/kg with the medium weights between 185 and 220c/kg. Dairy cows sold generally from 195 to 228c/kg with the grown beef bulls topping at 278c/kg.

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