PHOTO: Heifers took out the market top pen today when 3 of the Charolais X girls in this draft went under the Nutrien Ag hammer for a high 636c/kg at the Mortlake Prime Market. Weighing 360kg they returned $2290ph for Glynbrae Pastoral Co.
Total Yarding: 773
Since the last regular sale held two weeks ago at the Mortlake Prime Market prices have jumped even further from the usual following of buyers. The mixed quality offering of 773 cattle, an increase of 106 saw young cattle gain a further 20c to 50c/kg and cows were generally 15c to 30c/kg dearer. Restocking cows however lost 10c to 15c/kg from their extreme rates of two weeks ago and grown steers were on average 10c/kg better.
Vealers mainly sold from 550c to 636c with restockers paying 545c to 596c/kg. Yearlings went mostly to restockers from 450c to 600c but topped at 628c/kg.
The dairy bred and plainer yearlings sold between 300c and 480c/kg.
Grown steers made 450c to 485c with a sale to 500c and restockers paid to 508c/kg. Friesian steers were from 370c to 401c/kg.
Beef cows sold to processors from 320c to 400c and restockers paid 330c to 370c/kg. The dairy cows made 300c to 355c and leaner cows sold between 280c and 328c/kg. The plain cows were from 238c to 316c with the lighter end down to 175c/kg.