PHOTO: Prices were dearer for steers at today’s Mortlake market, and this great pen of Angus Steers sold by Charles Stewart Nash McVilly was one of 4 pens that made the market top of 305c/kg (545kg), $1663ph.
Total Yarding: 253
There was a big drop in cattle supply with 253 head yarded, 771 less. Quality was mainly good and sold to a regular following of buyers. Prices regained some of their falls of last week with young cattle on average 10c/kg better. Restockers paid 5c to 10c more and the handful of cows were dearer. Grown steers and grown heifers averaged unchanged to slightly better. Prices for heavy weight bulls were equal to 15c/kg higher.
All the vealers went to a restockers with prices at 286c and 305c/kg for the B and C muscled medium weights. The C muscled yearlings to the trade sold from 250c to 298c with restockers paying 250c to 284c and B2’s made 287c/kg.
The average to good quality C3 and C4 grown steers sold between 250c and 305c with C4 grown heifers from 270c to 279c and a pen of ten made 293c/kg.
The 17 head of D1 to C4 cows were from 193c to 230c with three topping at 250c/kg. A good to very good line up of B2 heavy weight bulls sold from 250c to 275c/kg.
Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited.
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