PHOTO: These two Angus Bullocks on account of JR & SA Wareham were sold by Elders Kerr & Co for a top of 291c/kg, averaging $1761ph.
Total Yarding: 787
The Mortlake selling agents yarded 770 head this week, being a slight decrease on the previous week’s offering. A good lead was evident in the trade offering which again tailed off due to seasonal conditions. The cow offering was dominated by lighter dairy types with only a handful of better beef cows available. Manufacturing steers were again prominent. Feeder operators were evident competing on the available trade and beef breeds. Not all the regular buyers were operating on the offering consisting of 210 grown cattle, 250 trade types, 300 cows along with 13 bulls.
The market for grown and trade cattle as well as manufacturing steers was softer by 10c to 15c/kg. The cows were mostly firm to dearer in places with the lighter cows most positively affected. Trade steers and heifers made between 240c and 304c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 282c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold from 200c to 230c/kg. Good beef cows made from 200c to 250ckg with the medium weights between 175c and 200c/kg. Dairy cows were generally selling between 160c and 234c/kg with grown beef bulls to 232c/kg.