Heifer portion did exceptionally well at today’s Prime Sale, with this pen of 5 Euro X heifers topping the market at 385c/kg, av $1651.65 per head!
Agents yarded 1,768 cattle at Mortlake, this being the largest offering of cattle since the first inaugural sale when the yards opened. The quality of grown cattle was mixed with quite a few manufacturing steers on offer. The younger cattle on offer were not as mixed and the in the yarding of cows was very good. A full field of buyers were present including 6 new operators to bring the total no of buyers to 15, including feeders and restockers who operated in a market that was dearer by 20 to 30c/kg overall than the previous sale. The yarding consisted of 267 bullocks, 881 young cattle, 601 cows and 16 bulls.
Milk vealers made from 294 to 380c and yearling steers sold from 310c to 381c and to restockers at 337c/kg. The heifer portion made from 260c to 385c with restockers paying up to 350c/kg.
Grown steers made from 290c to 360c, restockers paid to 330c and grown heifers sold from 288c to 360c, with restockers paying to 330c/kg. Manufacturing steers made from 272c to 330c/kg. Cows, C3 and C4 sold from 278c to 315c with the C2 cows selling from 242c to 278c, while the light cows sold from 170c to 242c, with restockers paying to 242c/kg. Beef bred bulls made to 302c/kg.