PHOTO: RP Sharrock had this pen of Angus steers that Nutrien Ag sold for the market top today of 425c/kg, returning $1725ph.

Total Yarding: 931

A total of 931 cattle were penned at Mortlake this morning comprising 180 bullocks, 394 trade and 326 cows. The overall quality was not as strong as last week’s offering, more so with the grown and trade cattle. Not all buyers operated at capacity. 

The market was erratic and softer over most categories. Manufacturing and grown steers were 10c/kg softer whilst the trade were harder hit being 30c/kg cheaper. Beef and dairy cows were softer in places being 25c/kg for beef breeds and the dairy by 10c/kg. Bulls followed trend being up to 20c/kg cheaper. Store activity was active but relatively subdued in comparing previous markets. 

Vealers to the trade sold from 360c to 415c/kg. Yearling steers and heifers had the better quality article selling from 348c to 363c/kg. Grown steers and heifers sold from 335c to a top of 390c/kg and manufacturing steers topped at 360c/kg. 

Well presented beef cows sold from 270c to 308c/kg with medium weights to 250c/kg. Dairy cows topped at 290c/kg with grown beef bulls to 280c/kg and dairy bulls to 245c/kg. 

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