PHOTO: RLX CEO Brett Freer & JM Ellis agent Sandy Robinson with the charity steer donated by Woodlawn at the WVLX Store Sale. RLX bought the Hereford steer (470kg) for $2200 and donated it back, with Teys handling it for 300c/kg, making a grand total of $3600 for the Good Friday Appeal. Great job to all involved!

Numbers were reduced to 848 head at Mortlake WVLX store market representing a considerable reduction of 2,580 head compared to the equivalent market a month earlier. There was an improvement in quality although a mixed yarding for type. There was a strong attendance of feed lotters and restockers with the interest improving prices from firm to 20c to 30c/kg stronger in places for weaners and grown cattle. Cows and calves along with  PITC Cows were generally softer with limited competition.

Angus weaners steers topped at 344c/kg with black baldy steers selling to 346c/kg. Hereford steers sold to 280c/kg with Speckled steers making 310c/kg. Better grown steers made from 152c to 338c/kg. Grown heifers sold from 270c to 318c/kg with weaner heifers making from 260 to 296c/kg.

Cows and calves, with the calves under two months sold from $900/unit to $1400/unit with the PTIC selling from $880/unit to $1,100/unit.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited (market reporter Chris Agnew). Click HERE for full WVLX market report.