PHOTO: Plenty of kids around at today’s prime market in Mortlake thanks to school holidays, including these children looking on at the very efficient WVLX weighbridge operations


Total Yarding: 116

Agents yarded a very small number of cattle this week at Mortlake. It was another plainer quality yarding and lacked the top end quality of last week. Not all the operators were present or operating and the sale experienced restricted competition from processors throughout, however feeders and restockers were very active purchasing the biggest percentage of the yearlings. The sale was softer by 10c/kg. The yarding consisted of 24 steers, 73 heifers and 19 cows. 

Yearling steers made from 215c to top of 277c and heifers made from 220c to 280c/kg with feeders purchasing the majority of these cattle. There was insufficient C3 and C4 grown steers and heifers to quote. No manufacturing bullocks were yarded this week. 

The 18 cows offered were all beef bred and mainly D2 and D3 cows making between 180c to 230c, being 15c/kg cheaper. The light cows made between 140c to 160c/kg, to be unchanged. There was no heavy weight 3 and 4 score cows yarded.

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

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