Feedlotters dominate heifer purchases

Mortlake agents offered just on 3000 cattle Thursday 1000 more than advertised


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Despite Mortlake saleyard having wide buyers walkways, it was a tight fit at times, as buyers and vendors followed this solid sale.

Despite Mortlake saleyard having wide buyers walkways, it was a tight fit at times, as buyers and vendors followed this solid sale.

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Along with the increased supply came a big draft of cows and calves in poor condition

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Feedlot competition drove the heifer sale with a large range of weights purchased. Top of the yearling heifers were 50 Lawson&Pathfinder blood Angus heifers, offered by “Furneaux”. These sold from $1264-$1329.

Kilkenny sold yearling Angus heifers, judged the Best Presented. Their two pens sold together, both making 275c/kg lwt, or $1185-$1268.

Many heifers in the middle weight ranges sold between 270 and 294c/kg, making this a very good sale.

Once again, feedlot buyers set the pace, but clashed with producers buying breeders, at times.

Tinpot sold 80 Angus heifers from $838-$965.

Baby heifers sold very well with 149 Angus calves selling between $210&$555.

A small selection of cows and calves sold to $1800, and averaged $1637.

Joined cows made from $1200-$1590.

Last but not least, were the 285 Angus cows of Marabou that had their young calves sold earlier.

The cows were in poor to very poor condition and sold from $610-$940, many going back to the bull.

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