August 5. Yarding: 319.
Numbers eased by half this week at Mortlake to 319 head.
The offering was mixed, in a plainer quality yarding than the previous week.
Not all processors were present or active at today's sale.
Due to the quality offered and low numbers in the trade section, the market was saw an overall cheaper trend.
Similar to last week, there were some very good beef cows offered, with cows in all grades easing by 20c/kg this week.
The yarding consisted of 173 cows, 119 trade cattle, 8 bullocks and 18 bulls.
Yearling steers to the trade sold from 238c to 330c, with heifers to the trade making from 271c to 296c/kg. Restockers and feeders paid up to 285c/kg for suitable lines.
Grown steers C3 and C4 types made from 248c to 320c, with the heifer portion selling from 250c to 270c/kg in a much plainer quality yarding.
Manufacturing bullocks sold to 266c/kg.
There was a very good selection of C3 and C4 beef cows this week, however competition was smaller and most cows sold to a cheaper trend of 20c/kg.
Heavy 3 and 4 score cows sold from 240c to 274c, with light cows making from 190c to 244c/kg. Bulls eased 20c to sell from 195c to 260c/kg.
M Scanlon, Terang sold 1 Ang X 752kg @ 260c/kg, $1955ph
R Scanlon, Terang sold 1 Frs 585kg @ 258c/kg, $1509ph
W Driscoll, Terang sold 5 Frs 608kg @ 248c/kg, $1507ph
LJ Melville, Pirron Yallock sold 4 Ang X 379kg @ 296c/kg, $1121ph
LJ Melville, Pirron Yallock sold 1 Ag 516kg @ 262c/kg, $1351ph
LJ Melville, Pirron Yallock sold 2 Ang X 638kg @ 270c/kg, $1721ph
M Scanlon, Terang sold 2 Hfd X 668kg @ 260c/kg, $1735ph
R Scanlon, Terang sold 2 Frs 610kg @ 238c/kg, $1451ph
N & J Lillie, Jancourt sold 1 Hfd 558kg @ 244c/kg, $1361ph
LJ Melville, Pirron Yallock sold 1 Lim X 736kg @ 238c/kg, $1751ph
SOUTHERN GRAMPIANS LIVESTOCK
E Veal, Warrnambool sold Ang 530kg @ 320c/kg, $1696ph
E Veal, Warrnambool sold Ang 478kg @ 310c/kg, $1480ph
T Smith, Koroit sold Frs 334kg @ 138c/kg, $461ph
D & M Finnerty, Broadwater sold Ang 640kg @ 265c/kg, $1696ph
D & M Finnerty, Broadwater sold Ang 580kg @ 254c/kg, $1473ph
T Smith, Koroit sold Frs 844kg @ 238c/kg, $2009ph
D & M Finnerty, Broadwater sold Char 606kg @ 228c/kg, $1382ph
D & M Finnerty, Broadwater sold Ang 596kg @ 228c/kg, $1359ph
CHARLES STEWART'S NASH MCVILLY
DL & MM Ballagh, Alvie sold 1 Hfd X 884kg @ 260c/kg, $2298ph
ID & CJ Ballagh, Alvie sold 1 Char X 758kg @ 260c/kg, $1971ph
DL & MM Ballagh, Alvie sold 1 Hfd X 500kg @ 255c/kg, $1275ph
Fraser Holdings, Leslie Manor sold 3 Char X 465kg @ 285c/kg, $1325ph
Yera Est, Leslie Manor sold 1 Ang 376kg @ 260c/kg, $978ph
Boolarra, Leslie Manor sold 3 Char X 420kg @ 285c/kg, $1197ph
Fraser Holdings, Leslie Manor sold 3 Char X 528kg @ 274c/kg, $1448ph
ID & CJ Ballagh, Alvie sold 2 Char X 585kg @ 274c/kg, $1603ph
Boolarra, Leslie Manor sold 5 Ang 563kg @ 263c/kg, $1481ph
LW LH Robilliard, Bostock Creek sold 3 Frs 673kg @ 242c/kg, $1629ph
ID & CJ Ballagh, Alvie sold 3 Frs 533kg @ 220c/kg, $1173ph
Gilmour Quirk, Boorcan sold 1 Ang 1016kg @ 260c/kg, $2642ph
Wandoo, Boorcan sold 1 Ang 964kg @ 240c/kg, $2314ph
UPCOMING MARKETS AT WVLX MORTLAKE
Monday, August 12:
Prime Market, 9am
Thursday, August 15:
Store Sale, 10am
Monday, August 19:
Prime Market, 9am
Monday, August 26:
Prime Market, 9am
Cattle numbers from Queensland continued to rise online, rising by over 500 head to see 3500 cattle offered on AuctionsPlus last week.
Light restocker heifers from Queensland under 280kg sold from 226c to 288c, averaging 246c, down 10c on the previous week.
The top priced line was a mob of 208kg Angus heifers from Toobeah.
Heifers over 280kg from Queensland made from 243c to 322c, to average 274c, down 8c.
Highlights included 330kg Angus heifers from Goondiwindi selling for 322c, and 303kg Shorthorn heifers also from Goondiwindi making 292c.
Steers under 280kg from Queensland fell on the previous week averaging 281c, down 15c, selling from 247c to 300c. The top priced line was a mob of 274kg Angus steers.
Steers over 280kg made from 257c to 339c, and averaged 299c.
Just under 800 cows from Queensland were offered online last week, as producers look to sell off any non-core breeders.
Mixed age cows sold from $470 to $1025, to average $785.
The top priced line was a mob of Murray Grey cross cows from Mitchell.
Other Queensland highlights included three to nine-year-old Santa cows from Alpha - selling for $935, and 343kg Angus/Santa cross steers from Moonie selling for 311c
Sheep number numbers from Queensland exploded online last week to see 9519 sheep and lambs offered, up 6000 from the previous week.
The sheep market continues to sit at historical highs, and this was seen online with the national clearance rate rising to 84 per cent, while the state of Queensland saw a 100 per cent clearance last week.
Merino wethers and wether lambs online were topped by a line of 12 to 14 month old hoggets from Longreach, Queensland making 806c dress weight or $166.
Merino wethers and wether lambs sold from $117 to $166, to average $142.
A large offering of scanned in lamb White Suffolk/Merino ewes from Texas, Queensland sold to a top of $176.
Other highlights included a line of new season Feb/Mar 19' drop 42kg Australian White Cross lambs from Longreach, Queensland selling for 891c/kg dw or $172;
Mixed sex Merino hoggets from Longreach, Queensland making $132.