PHOTO: Topping the market overall today at WVLX in Mortlake were the Angus Heifers in this pen that Elders Kerr & Co sold on behalf of the Stewart Family for a high 485c/kg, returning $1322ph.
Total Yarding: 771
There were 771 cattle sold, which was 97 head less than last week. The quality ranged from average to good. The usual buyers attended and operated in a slightly cheaper sale for the younger cattle of 5c to 10c/kg with some of the well presented pens selling close to unchanged in places. Grown cattle and cows were on average from 5c to 15c/kg easier, and the plainer quality of bulls offered also sold to a cheaper trend.
The better quality vealers sold from 438c to 485c, yearling steers to the trade sold from 378c to 420c/kg. Yearling heifers, also to the processors, made from 355c to 432c, with the feeders and restockers paying from 360c to 438c/kg. Grown steers C3 score made from 364c to 394c, with a pen going to restockers at 415c/kg. The older bullocks sold from 335c to 368c, heavy grown heifers with cover sold from 338c to 388c and a pen of Friesian manufacturing steers made 290c/kg.
Very light cows made 140c to 210c and the leaner and medium weight cows sold from 255c to 288c/kg. The heavy dairy bred cows, D1 and D2 scores made from 220c to 256c/kg. Heavy beef cows sold from 290c to 328c/kg and cows purchased by restockers sold from 208c to 304c/kg. The best of the bulls sold from 241c to 246c, with a pen of young bull vealers making to 405c/kg.