Total Yarding: 529

Agents yarded 529 cattle at Mortlake where the quality ranged from average to very good in all sections. All the regular processors were in attendance however not all operated fully in a market that was very strong. Restockers were very active under pining the market, where cows were 10c to 15c dearer this week and trade cattle averaged 10c/kg dearer. Manufacturing steers were 10c to 15c/kg dearer and bullocks were firm. The market comprised of 37 bullocks, 148 heifers, 128 steers, 215 cows and 1 grown bull.

The yearling steers made from 275c to 380c and the heifers sold to 370c/kg. Restockers paid to 365c/kg. Grown steers and heifers made from 280c to 340c/kg. Manufacturing steers made from 245c to 300c/kg. The heavy beef bred cows made from 270c to 311c/kg. Lighter weight beef cows sold from 235c to 270c/kg. Good Friesian cows made from 220c to 248c with grown bulls selling to 285c/kg.

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