PHOTO: Topping the market today was this great pen of Limousin X Steers sold by JM Ellis & Co, which reached 326c/kg (av weight 358kg), making $1167ph. 

Total Yarding: 213

Agents yarded a similar number of cattle to last week at Mortlake. The quality overall was much better in the trade cattle and the cows offered in this week’s sale were predominantly beef bred cattle with some dairy cows which sold to a regular field of processors, restockers and feeders. Not all the processors operated in a market that was firm on last week’s sale. The sale consisted of 25 bullocks, 11 yearlings, 110 cows and 7 bulls.

Yearling steers to the trade made from 256c to a top of 326c and heifers to the trade made from 256c to 322c, with feeders paying to 310c/kg.

The C3 and C4 grown steers and bullocks made from 232c to a top of 310c and the heifers made from 260c to 303c, with the feeders paying to 310c/kg. Manufacturing bullocks made to 280c/kg. The offering of cows was made up of mainly beef bred cows and the quality was very good with the majority of these cows being in the D2 to D4 category. The D1 and E1 cows made from 150c to 170c and the D2 cows made from 220c to 230c/kg. The extra heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold between 230c and 256c/kg. Bulls made from 185c to 260c/kg. 

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