PHOTO: J & H Milne presented this pen of Angus grown steers at WVLX Mortlake that Southern Grampians Livestock sold for the market top today of 359c/kg, averaging $2042ph.
Total Yarding: 740
Mortlake agents penned 740 head this week, a slight increase on last week’s offering. The yarding was very mixed, comprising a considerable number of crossbred cattle with very limited quality available to the trade. Not all buyers were operating with one major absent. Restocker interest was limited with the majority of the trade cattle purchased by feeders resulting in a softer market overall.
Grown cattle were back 20c/kg and trade eased a further 30c/kg. Cows remained firm and in some places a little stronger. The market comprised 120 grown cattle, 300 trade and 320 cows. The handful of vealers on offer made to 345c/kg. Trade steers and heifers sold from 290c to 345c/kg, grown cattle topped at 359c/kg.
Good heavy beef cows sold from 210c to 265c/kg with the medium weights from 160c to 195c/kg. Dairy cows sold from 196c to 246c/kg with grown bulls to 220c/kg.