Total Yarding: 347
Numbers were back to 347 at Mortlake this week, the offering overall was of a much better and more even quality than the previous week over all grades, which included some well finished grain fed cattle. Not all the regular processors were in attendance and operated in a market that was generally firm on last week’s sale The yarding was made up of 63 bullocks, 183 trade cattle, plus 99 cows, and 2 grown bulls.
The few vealers on offer this week made from 300c to 420c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade made from 320c to 371c, and 390c/kg to feed. The heifer portion made between 306c and 390c/kg.
The grown steers made from 330c to 388c, while the grown heifers made between 310c and 376c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold from 272c to 312c/kg. The heavy weight beef bred cows sold from 290o to 315c, and the medium weight beef breds made from 254c to 310c/kg. The very well covered dairy cows sold from 256c to 267c/kg. The medium weights sold from 240c to 256c/kg. The very lightweight cows made between 195c and 220c/kg. Cows going back to the paddock sold to 269c/kg. Grown beef bred bulls sold to 280c/kg.
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