PHOTO: Doug & Marg Trigg were all smiles after Rodwells sold their pen of Hereford Bullocks for a high 317c/kg (620kg), $1965ph, just 1c/kg off the top pen of Angus X Bullocks that sold for 318c/kg. 


Total Yarding: 576

Agents yarded 576 cattle at Mortlake today, an increase of 169 head. The overall quality of the yarding was very good, particularly in the trade cattle and grown cattle categories. All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating actively, resulting in the sale being firm to dearer than last week, however cows were a bit softer this week, being 5c/kg cheaper. The biggest rise was seen in the heifer portion of the trade and grown cattle. These were 20c/kg dearer as well as manufacturing steers. Grown steers were firm and yearling steers were 10c/kg dearer, with the offering consisting of 94 bullocks, 266 trade cattle, 199 cows and 17 bulls. 

Yearling steers to the trade, 3 and 4 score, made from 277c to 300c, being firm to 10c/kg dearer. Heifers made from 265c to 306c, to be 20c/kg dearer. 

C3 and C4 grown steers made from 265c to 306c to be firm and the heifers made from 275c to 310c, being 20c/kg dearer. Manufacturing steers sold from 258c to 310c, being 20c/kg dearer. The offering of cows were predominantly C3 and C4 beef bred cows, with more dairy bred cows on offer this week. The light cows made from 169c to 202c, the medium cows, C2, made from 232c to 245c and the heavy weight C3 and C4 cows made from 244c to 264c/kg. Heavy weights made from 264c to 278c/kg. Bulls made from 200c to 290c/kg, remaining firm.

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

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