PHOTO: Nice to meet Bill and Maureen Adeney of Camperdown who sold at WVLX for the first time today and had the top pen of Angus Bullocks, which Charles Stewart Nash McVilly knocked down for 274c/kg (av weight 702.9kg), making $1925.83ph.   

Total Yarding: 208

There was a smaller yarding of cattle at Mortlake today, a decrease of 127 head. The yarding was a mixed offering. Overall trade and processing cattle were dominated by dairy bred manufacturing steers as well as the cows. There was a very small number of yearlings offered. Not all the processors were present or active at today’s sale due to the lower numbers offered however there was some activity from restockers and feeders. The market was generally cheaper overall, easing 30c/kg. The offering consisted of 37 bullocks, 78 steers, 26 heifers, 59 cows and 8 bulls. 

C3 and C4 grown steers and bullocks sold from 263c to 278c, while the grown heifers made from 248c to 322c, easing 30c/kg on average. Feeders paid to 322c/kg. Manufacturing bullocks sold from 230c to 255c, easing 30c, while restockers paid to 255c/kg. 

The offering of cows was very mixed and predominantly consisted of dairy bred cows, with the market easing 30c/kg. Light cows made from 130c to 190c, while the 4 and 4 score heavier beef cows sold from 200c to 250c/kg. The better bulls made from 210c to 250c, to be 30c/kg cheaper.

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

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