Te Mania Angus PTY LTD, locals to Mortlake sold a pen of 6 very impressive Angus Heifers at today’s Prime Sale. These vendor bred heifers made to a top of 382c/kg, and averaged a return of $1709.45 per head!

Total Yarding: 645

Agents yarded 645 Cattle at Mortlake, just slightly down on last week’s offering. The offering this week did not show the quality of last week’s yarding and was a little more mixed especially in the trade and grown cattle. The quality ranged from plain to very good. The offering of cows was similar to last week with about half of the yarding being dairy bred. All the major operators and processors as well as feeders were present and operated in a market that was in line with other markets. It was softer in places by 20c to 30c/kg, still underpinned by feeders and restockers. Grown steers and heifers were 20c to 30c/kg cheaper as well as yearling steers and heifers to the trade. The beef bred cows and chopping cows were firm. The offering was made up of 239 bullocks, 205 trade cattle, 197 cows and 4 grown bulls.

The few milk vealers on offer this week made from 300c to 388c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade realised from 300c to 395c with the heifer portion making from 300c to 405c/kg. Feeders and restockers paid to 312c/kg. The grown steers made from 294c to 380c, with the grown heifers making from 314c to 382c and feeders paid to 350c/kg.

Manufacturing steers made from 270c to 330c/kg. The heavy beef bred cows sold from 295c to 313c/kg. The medium weights, beef bred, sold from 260c to 290c/kg. The very well covered dairy cows sold from 255c to 281c/kg. The medium weights made from 230c to 250c and very light cows sold from 160c to 230c/kg. Cows back to the paddock sold to 269c/kg. Grown bulls beef bred sold to 265c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited. Click here for full report.