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BETTER PRESENTED CATTLE GAIN 10c to 25c/kg

PHOTO: Rob Patterson was all smiles after the sale of his Angus grown steers topped the market at today’s store sale fetching 393c/kg under the Elders Kerr & Co hammer, averaging $1574ph. Mortlake fortnightly store sale yarded 4060 head, doubling from the comparison market a month ago.  The quality ranged from plain to good, with

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MARKET STRONG OVER ALL CATEGORIES

WVLX Mortlake yarded 1,303 head this week, a reduction of 130 on the previous market where the quality overall improved for the grown and trade weight cattle with fewer secondary types on offer with some lead trade weights being grain assisted. A good mixture of beef and dairy cows were also yarded. The bullocks and

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TRADE CATTLE FIRM TO DEARER

PHOTO: Topping the market at WVLX Mortlake today was this pen of Angus X steers that J & J Kelly sold for 338c/kg on account of Terry Ryan, averaging $2028ph. Numbers decreased to 1,427 head at WVLX Mortlake this week, some 263 less than the previous week’s offering. Again the quality of the yarding displayed

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TRADE WEIGHTS GAIN 25C/KG

PHOTO: Topping the market today was this pen of Angus bullocks that Elders Kerr & Co sold for 350c/kg, averaging $2443ph for Tanwood Estate P/L. Numbers increased to 1,690 head at Mortlake this week representing an increase of some 230 head on the previous week’s offering. The lead offered a good quality selection whilst again,

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STRONG SALE WITH GROWN STEERS GAINING 15-20c/kg

PHOTO: Byron Blain of Cowleys Creek, Timboon sold 121 cattle today including Angus X grown steers to a top of 336c/kg, $1937ph and Angus X Hereford grown heifers to a top of 300c/kg, $1478ph under the Charles Stewart Nash McVilly hammer. Mortlake agents yarded 5,456 cattle at their regular store sale which were predominantly young

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STORE SALE LISTINGS – 16 MAY, 2024

Another big store sale set for this Thursday, 16 May with around 5800 head expected! Listings updated on Herd Online https://herdonline.com.au/saleyard/2847 See you there from 10am! 160524 SS listings

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PRICES FIRM TO STRONGER FOR BETTER TRADE CATTLE

PHOTO: Topping the prime market today was this pen of Angus steers that Nutrien Ag sold for 348c/kg, averaging $2008ph for CL & GL Pickering. There was a reduction in numbers at the Mortlake prime market today yarding 1,468 cattle, 524 less than the market last week. There was a good lead in the yarding,

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INCREASE IN NUMBERS THIS WEEK

PHOTO: Topping the market at WVLX today was this pen of Murray Grey bullocks that Brian O’Halloran sold for 332c/kg, averaging $2302ph for IG & BA Boyd. Due to the prevailing dry conditions in the Western districts there was a sharp increase in numbers to 1,992 head at WVLX Mortlake today representing an increase of

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LARGE PORTION OF YARDING PLAINER SECONDARY TYPES

PHOTO: Owen Simpson, partner Kate McCosh and children Ethan (3) and Zara (18mths) of Nullawarre were onsite at the WVLX store sale today to buy cattle. Mortlake’s fortnightly store sale yarded just over 2000 head of mixed quality, with a large portion of the yarding plainer secondary types mostly consisting of crossbred and dairy bred

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MARKET GAINS 20-30C/KG AND MORE IN PLACES

PHOTO: Topping the Prime Market today was this pen of Romagnola steers that J & J Kelly sold for 360c/kg, averaging $1638ph for T Donovan & A McLean. Numbers increased this week at Mortlake’s Prime Market to 1,298 representing an increase of 298 head on the previous week with the offering a very big improvement

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