PHOTO: Topping the WVLX market today at 245c/kg were these Charolais X steers that J & J Kelly sold on behalf of GD, PD & PJ Coates, averaging $1008ph.
Total Yarding: 1,301
An increase in numbers to 1,300 cattle this week at WVLX Mortlake representing an increase of 176 head. Trade cattle showed an improvement in quality as did bullocks and manufacturing steers. Cow numbers increased by 200 overall with a good mix of beef and dairy breeds being of similar quality to the previous week’s market. Most of the regular buyers attended with some not operating, however, there was an additional exporter that was active.
Grown and manufacturing steers gained to 15c/kg with medium weight beef cows improving 5c to 10c/kg and dairy cows remaining firm. Trade cattle were firm to slightly dearer and bulls improved by 25c/kg.
Trade steers and heifers sold from 180c to 245c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 239c/kg with manufacturing steers selling from 144c to 215c/kg. Good beef cows sold from 165c to 188c/kg with the medium weights from 130c to 168c/kg. Dairy cows generally realized between 145c and 176c/kg. Grown beef bulls sold to 235c/kg and dairy bulls to 187c/kg.