There were just shy of 1300 cattle yarded today for the first of the June store sales at Mortlake, in which Auctions Plus was very active amid local and northern competition.
True feeder weight Angus steers sold to extremely strong demand and made up to 630c/kg, which was a pen of 20 Angus weighing 440kg on account of Draffen Properties, averaging $2770ph. The secondary lines of grown steers made from 540-590c/kg which was very pleasing. There was only one pen of heavy steers yarded today and they were a pen of Angus weighing 519kg on account of Handbury Property Family Trust that made 565c/kg, averaging $2934ph.
Weaner and yearling steers sold to very strong trends once again that were very similar to last sale. There was more competition locally for the lighter weights. South Boorook had the top pen of 10 Angus weaner steers weighing 245kg that sold for 784c/kg, averaging $1921ph.
There was a very mixed quality yarding of heifers today that sold with mixed results where averages would have been lower than last sale, however the better presented lines sold very well. Keatings Holdings Trust had a great pen of 28 Angus weaner heifers weighing 317kg that sold for 630c/kg, averaging $1997ph, while P & C Malseed averaged $2773ph for a pen of heavy Hereford grown heifers weighing 588kg that sold for 472c/kg.
Once again the heavy crossbred steers sold very well making 470-520c/kg, however as expected there was limited competition on the light crossbred and dairy-type steers.
The cows & calves topped at $3040ph for a pen of Angus cows weighing 603kg with calves at foot on account of N Malseed, while the PTIC Heifers topped at $3100ph for a pen of 16 Angus on account of Stonyhurst Pastoral Company.
Our thanks to all the vendors, buyers and agents for their continued support of our sales. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next Store Sale on Thursday 16th June at 10am that will feature a charity auction of a 485kg Angus steer donated by Robbie & Leanne Mifsud to raise money for the South West Regional Cancer Centre.
Market Report: WVLX Agent’s Association President, Matt Sculley. Click HERE for full WVLX report.