Charles Stewart Nash McVilly sold an outstanding pen of Angus cows on behalf of Gilmour Quirk Pastoral which topped the cow portion fetching 339c/kg, and averaging $2265.65 per head! 

Total Yarding: 644

Agents yarded 644 cattle at Mortlake today, 381 less. There was an outstanding offering of grown steers and heifers and the trade cattle were a little more mixed ranging from very good to plain with another good run of cows predominantly beef bred on offer. All the major operators with the exception of one major processor and feeders were present and operated in the market that was firm to dearer in places and again underpinned by feeders and restockers. Grown steers and heifers were firm, trade cattle were firm, with the secondary end being cheaper by 10c with the cows 15c to 20c/kg dearer. The offering was made up of 203 grown steers, 312 trade cattle, 123 cows and 6 grown bulls.

There was only a limited number of milk vealers on offer today and these made from 340c to 400c/kg. Yearling steers to the trade made from 330c to 410c with the heifer portion making from 340c and 390c/kg. Feeders and restockers paid to 399c/kg. The grown steers made from 320c to a top of 408c with the grown heifers realising 300c to 345c/kg. Restockers and feeders paid to 358c/kg.

Manufacturing steers made from 255c to 290c/kg. The heavy beef bred cows sold from 300c to 339c and the medium weight cows, beef bred, sold from 250c to 285c/kg. The very well covered dairy cows made from 255c to 275c and the medium weights realised 240c to 248c, with very light cows making from 200c to 235c/kg. Cows back to the paddock sold to 222c/kg. Grown bulls beef bred sold to 276c/kg.

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