Agents yarded 661 cattle at Mortlake this week. The quality of the grown cattle and yearling cattle was very good, with the offering of cows also good, all weights and grades were available for competition. All the regular buyers and feeders were in attendance with feeders and restockers again underpinning the market which was erratic in places. Grown cattle were cheaper by 10c to 12c, trade cattle were firm and the cows together with the manufacturing steers were softer by 15c to 20c/kg.

Milk vealers to the trade made to 415c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade sold from 370c to 385c/kg with the heifer portion making between 326c and 396c/kg feeders and restockers paying to 395c/kg. The grown steers made from 295c to 371c/kg with the heifers to sell from 272c and 360c/kg and feeders paid to 365c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold from 275c to 322c/kg.

Heavy beef bred cows made from 291c to 311c/kg. Medium weight beef cows sold from 246c to 258c/kg. Cows back to the paddock selling to 280c/kg. Grown beef bulls to 270c/kg.

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