PHOTO: Heifers topped the market in Mortlake today when this pen of Angus X girls went under the Nutrien Ag hammer for 594c/kg on behalf of DJ & HM Milich, returning $2138ph for one and $1921ph for three.
Total Yarding: 439
Despite fewer buyers in attendance prices were mainly around the levels of last week, with a few cheaper sales included. Cows were nearly all on an easier trend. The yarding of 439 cattle was 110 less and comprised a mixed selection though many were in finished condition.
The few vealers mainly sold between 562c and 594c while yearlings to the trade made 410c to 580c and restockers paid to 554c and up to 580c/kg for their vealers. The plainer quality and dairy bred yearlings were from 335c to 405c/kg.
Grown steers made 447c to 491c with restockers going to 495c/kg. The older and heavier bullocks sold from 380c to 425c and Friesians made 380c/kg. The grown heifers were between 440c and 465c/kg.
Beef cows sold from 360c to 420c and the handful of dairy cows made 365c and 370c with leaner conditioned cows from 330c to 360c/kg. Poor to plain quality cows mainly sold between 270c and 330c/kg.