PHOTO: This pen of Simmental Cows on account of Moobaark Trading P/L was sold by HF Richardson at today’s Prime Cattle Market for a top of 276c/kg, averaging $2094ph.
Mortlake selling agents yarded 2,200 cattle at this week’s Prime Cattle Market representing an increase of 160 head. The quality of the yarding overall was good with the exception being the trade weight cattle which lacked the finish of the previous week’s market. There was weight in the grown cattle and bullocks with an increased number of dairy bred manufacturing steers available. There was a significant number of beef and dairy bred cows on offer being 1,038 along with 390 grown cattle, 750 trade and 37 bulls with most of the regular buyer panel present and operating in a very strong market being fully firm over most categories. Dairy cows were stronger by 10 to 15c/kg whilst bulls slipped 20c/kg.
The offering of the vealers this week were selling from 260c to 312c/kg. Trade steers and heifers sold between 255c and 305c/kg. Grown cattle topped at 316c and manufacturing steers sold up to 284c/kg. Heavy beef cows sold from 230c to 276c/kg with the medium weights from 200c to 230c/kg. Dairy cows were selling generally between 195c and 245c/kg with grown beef bulls to a top of 258c/kg.