PHOTO: Bidding was keen for steers in particular at today’s prime market, including this pen of British White Steers that Charles Stewart Nash McVilly sold for a high 305c/kg, $1876ph (ave weight 615kg). 

Total Yarding: 307

There was a reduced yarding of 307 head at Mortlake today. Quality was plain and all the regular processors attended, but not all operated fully in a firm to better market, with cows lifting up to 19c/kg. Restockers were very active in the yearling cattle and on the lighter better bred beef cows which hasn’t been seen for a long time.

The few yearlings to the trade sold from 265c to 292c/kg. Restockers and feeders dominated the market paying up to 278c/kg.

Grown steers and bullocks reached 317c, with the heifer portion reaching 275c/kg. Heavy 3 and 4 score beef bred cows increased 9c to 19c, making from 228c to 262c/kg. Light cows sold from 180c to 219c/kg. Heavy Bulls with shape sold up to 231c, lifting 5c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.

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