PHOTO: West Cloven Hills had this pen of Angus steers (215kg) that topped the market today, reaching 500c/kg under the Charles Stewart Nash McVilly hammer, averaging $1074ph.

Yarding: 590

It was a much smaller yarding of 590 which was a decrease of 4,035 head. Quality was mixed with less well bred younger cattle, a good run of dairy breed steers plus dairy crosses of mixed sex. Less buyers were in the gallery with the majority from local districts and one buyer from Northern Victoria.  

Angus steer weaners mainly sold from 364c to 458c reaching 500c for a light-weight pen as they sold to firm 410c to 425c/kg. European bred steer weaners made 343c to 400c/kg to be from 20c to 40c/kg dearer and higher in a few sales. Angus heifer weaners were from 300c to 404c selling 25c stronger. European crosses made from 288c to 384c/kg also to a dearer trend.  

The Angus yearling steers made from 355c to 404c/kg, European types sold from 342c to 382c/kg and the crossbred portion were from 282c to 352c/kg. Friesian steers sold mostly from 200c to 248c/kg reaching 260c/kg for lighter weights. Prices were generally from firm to 10c/kg stronger for the dairy cattle and the crossbreds. 

Yearling Angus heifers sold unchanged from 340c to 360c/kg with the bulk of the other breeds making from 340c to 364c/kg. Crossbred heifers made from mostly 310c to 358c/kg with Angus X Friesian heifers selling to 380c/kg.  Cows with young calves at foot sold from $1,750 to $2450/unit and the Cows PTIC made from 220c to 298c/kg. 

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