PHOTO: Bullocks were up on last week, with this Hereford pair making the top of 272c/kg (585kg), reaching $1547ph. 

Total Yarding: 214

Agents yarded 214 cattle today at Mortlake almost double last weeks yarding. The yarding was mixed for quality however there was some good grown heifers offered on a market that was generally softer overall. Most of the regular buyers and processors were present except for one major operator who was absent. There was very strong competition from feeders throughout the sale with some restockers operating. The offering consisted of 37 cows, 109 heifers, 63 steers and bullocks and 5 bulls. 

There were very few yearling steers offered to quote. The heifers made from 230c to 270c to the trade to be 10c/kg cheaper. C3 grown steers made from 245c to 300c and the heifers made from 240c to 278c, also being 10c/kg cheaper. 

Manufacturing steers made to 276c/kg. Cows offered were mainly beef bred and were 5c to 10c/kg cheaper. The heavy weight C3 cows made from 230c to 253c/kg. Medium weight D2 cows made from 190c to 208c and the light cows sold from 144c to 180c/kg. Bulls with shape made to 260c/kg.

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

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