PHOTO: This pen of Angus cows made a handy 358c/kg under the Charles Stewart Nash McVilly hammer, returning $2379ph for BM & VJ Gent at WVLX Mortlake.

Total Yarding: 552

A similar field of buyers attended the reduced offering of 552 mixed quality cattle, 271 less at WVLX Mortlake. Two irregular restocker buyers from last week were absent and this in part reduced cow prices by 10c to 30c/kg. Milk vealers were on average 15c less however yearlings sold unchanged to 20c/kg dearer. The grown steers lifted 10c to 20c/kg.

The few vealers made 520c to 570c with a processor paying to 596c/kg. The yearlings went mainly to restockers from between 450c and 575c with tops at 588c and 600c/kg.

Only a handful of grown steers sold to processors and they paid 435c to 506c while restockers purchased most and paid to 522c with tops at 546c/kg. Friesian steers were from 326c to 330c/kg.

Processors paid from 320c to 358c for beef cows while restockers paid 325c to 361c/kg. The leaner cows made 256c to 300c and poor to plain conditioned cows were from 190c to 240c/kg.  

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