PHOTO: Grenville Burger of Glynbrae Pastoral Co, Penshurst presented 13 cows & calves today at WVLX Mortlake with Nutrien Ag selling this Charolais X pen for $1800ph.
Agents offered 1,744 cattle at the WVLX Mortlake fortnightly store sale. Young cattle were in good supply of mixed quality ranging from plain to very good. Most of the usual buying group attended but bidding was lacking intensity on the rail, while there was competition from the online platform, in an overall cheaper market in most categories.
Angus and Angus cross weaner steers sold from 222c to 382c/kg, most other breeds sold from 152c to 302c/kg. The good quality weaner heifers of all breeds made 260c to 320c/kg. Heavy yearling Angus steers sold from 302c to 350c/kg and the medium to light pens made 270c to 350c/kg. European cross yearling steers sold from 240c to 330c/kg. The better quality Angus and Angus cross Friesian yearling heifers made from 227c to 325c/kg. Friesian steers sold from 108c to 195c/kg.
British bred cows and calves at foot made from $1,050 to $2,250 and secondary types sold from $850 to $1,150/unit. PTIC Cows made from $750 to $1,440 and PTIC heifers made from $750 to $1,480/head. Heavy beef bulls made from $1500 to $3,300/head.