PHOTO: Marg Draffen of Heatherlie Farms (pictured with Elders agent Bill O’Brien) sold 60 Angus weaner steers today at the WVLX Store Sale through Elders Kerr & Co for 274-298c/kg, averaging $817-1052ph.

Agents penned 4,270 cattle at the WVLX Store Sale of mixed quality consisting of good runs of wellbred cattle, cows and calves, PTIC Cows and heifers and crossbreds, however quality did drop away throughout the yarding. A large buying gallery of processors, restockers and speciality feeders from over Victoria, Southern NSW and South Australia in a market that was stronger across all weights and grades.  Better quality steers sold from 15c to 30c/kg better and more in places, heifers from 10c to 20c/kg stronger.

Weaner Angus steers made from 220c to 305c/kg for the heavier weights and 185c to 340c/kg for the lighter weights and plainer lots. Black Baldy and Herefords weaner steers made 262c to 300c/kg and other breeds sold from 170c to 308c/kg. Weaner Angus heifers made from 185c to 250c/kg, Black Baldy and Hereford heifers sold from 180c to 258c/kg and other breeds 150c to 256c/kg.

Yearling Angus steers sold from 214c to 308c/kg. Hereford and Black Baldys  made from 220c to 302c/kg, other breeds and lighter weights sold from 234c to 290c/kg. Yearling Angus heifers made from 210c to 285c/kg, Black Baldys and Herefords heifers sold from 215c to 256c/kg, and other breeds from 144c to 275c/kg.  Friesian cross steers made from 200c to 258c/kg for the heavy weight and 152c to 252c/kg for the medium and light weights. Frisian Steers made from 120c to 194c/kg. Cows and calves sold from $775 to $1180 for the secondary types and $1370 to $1950/head for the better quality.

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