PHOTO: A nice close up of some beautiful Limousin X Steers sold by HF Richardson & Co. that made just shy of top dollar at 309c/kg (378.3kg), $1169.05ph. The top pen of Angus Steers were sold by Elders Kerr & Co. which made 312c/kg (495kg), $1544.40ph. 

Total Yarding: 377

Agents yarded a similar number of 376 cattle at Mortlake today although the yarding was generally more mixed than last week. There was still a very good offering of quality yearlings and grown cattle. All the regular buyers and processors were in attendance and were active. Feeders were very strong on the market for trade and grown cattle to be firm, however the cow market eased back again this week by 20c/kg. The offering consisted of 34 bulls, 148 heifers, 115 steers and 76 cows. 

There was a small number of vealer steers offered and they made from 266c to 272c/kg. 3 score yearling steers to the trade made from 272c to 309c and the heifer portion sold from 244c to 300c/kg. 

C3 and C4 grown steers made from 255c to 312c and the heifer portion made from 266c to 293c/kg. Manufacturing steers sold from 173c to 255c/kg. The 76 cows offered were predominantly beef bred cows. Light one and two score cows made from 136c to 181c and medium C2 cows made from 185c to 214c to be 20c/kg cheaper. The heavy weight C3 and C4 cows made from 210c to 250c, also being 20c/kg cheaper. Bulls with shape made from 240c to 260c, being 20c/kg dearer.

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

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