PHOTO: Heifers were stronger this week at WVLX in Mortlake, with this pen of Angus X Herefords sold by Charles Stewart & Co fetching the top of 486c/kg, returning a high $2104ph for DC Phillips.
Total Yarding: 583
Vealers and yearlings lifted by an average of 10c/kg in the mixed quality yarding of 583 cattle at WVLX in Mortlake. Cows were mainly unchanged in price, with grown steers on average 5c to 6c/kg better on the previous market. Not all the regular buyers were present.
Most of the better bred vealers and yearlings sold between 410c and 487c with restockers purchasing the bulk of the offering. Plain and dairy bred yearlings were mainly between 290c and 340c with restockers going to 380c/kg. There was more cover in the grown steer yarding and they sold from 396c to 413c with restockers paying 362c to 432c/kg similar to last week. The Friesian steers were of very plain quality and made from 285c to 300c/kg. Crossbred, older and heavier bullocks made 330c to 358c/kg.
A large offering of good quality beef cows were penned and they sold from 310c to 344c with the odd good dairy cow at 264c and 270c/kg. Lean conditioned dairy cows made 240c to 260c with the plainer type cows making from 200c to 239c/kg. Beef bulls were of average quality and sold from 245c to 268c/kg.