Total Yarding: 1,260

Mortlake agents yarded 1,260 cattle this week at WVLX Mortlake where the quality was very mixed and plainer than the previous week’s market. 250 grown steers, 520 trade and 480 cows along with grown bulls made up the offering. The market was considerably softer with grown steers back some 10 to 15c/kg whilst manufacturing steers remained firm. The pick of the trade held firm whilst the secondary types were softer again by up to 50c/kg in places. Most cows were also cheaper by 20 to 25c/kg over most categories.   

The pick of the veal were making between 394 and 428c/kg with the yearling steers and heifers selling from 360 to 450c/kg. Grown steers and heifers topped at 365c/kg with the Manufacturing types selling from 250 to 333c/kg. Good heavy beef cows made between 250 and 280c/kg with the medium weights 210 to 255c/kg. Well covered Dairy cows sold to 240c/kg with grown beef bulls to 246c/kg.

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