PHOTO: Topping the market today at WVLX in Mortlake at a high 485c/kg was this pen of Charolais  X Heifers sold by Nutrien Ag on behalf of Glynbrae Pastoral Co., which returned $2086ph!


Total Yarding:  1085

Compared to the previous sale held two weeks ago at WVLX in Mortlake (due to a public holiday last week), agents yarded 1,085 mixed quality cattle, 458 more. The usual following of buyers attended but not all operated or operated fully however, there was additional competition from a restocker on cows. Prices for cows averaged 10c cheaper and grown steers were 8c to 10c/kg less. The best quality young cattle sold fully equal but plain to average quality were unchanged to 15c/kg lower. Grown heifers eased 5c/kg and bulls were close to equal in prices.

The better quality vealers sold from 430c to 485c with feeders paying to 462c/kg. The yearlings made 360c to 450c with odds up to 486c and restockers paid to 450c/kg. The plain quality and dairy bred yearlings were mainly between 250c and 370c/kg.

Beef bred grown steers sold from 352c to 390c and restockers paid 367c to 392c/kg. The Friesian steers were from 300c to 317c/kg. Grown heifers made 320c to 365c/kg.

Beef cows were from 276c to a top of 332c and the few better dairy cows made 285c/kg. Leaner conditioned cows sold between 244c and 268c with the poor to plain quality from 180c to 228c and very poor was down to 150c/kg. Beef bulls sold from 266c to 280c/kg

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