PHOTO: A great crowd lined the rails today at the saleyards in Mortlake to see Matt Sculley of HF Richardson sell this cracking pen of Angus Bullocks for a top of 270c/kg (ave weight 583.5kg), which was up on last week.

Total Yarding: 333

Prices improved in an increased sized, mixed quality offering of cattle. Stronger restocker demand helped push up the average price of young cattle, while small numbers of grown cattle aided their general 10c/kg rise. The core field of buyers paid firm to 15c/kg more for young cattle with better quality least affected.

Most C muscled vealers and yearlings sold from 220c to 274c/kg to trade and restocker buyers. The D1 and D2 yearlings made from 148c to a high of 194c/kg.

The overall average quality yarding of C3 grown steers sold from 223c to 270c, with restockers paying equal prices to last week, from 249c to 261c/kg. The C3 grown heifers received from 212c to 242c/kg. Manufacturing D2 grown steers sold from 199c to 218c, as D1s received from 170c to 182c/kg. The small offering of cows saw the better covered beef types make from 188c to 200c, with two young cleaned up cows making 210c/kg. The D2 cows made 140c, 160c and 166c with restockers paying 167c/kg. The sole B2 heavy weight bull sold for 215c/kg.

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

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