20 Jan Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 20/01/2020 comparison date 13/01/2020
The pending Australia day public holiday next Monday kept numbers steady. Quality across the yarding was fair, with most stock in secondary
condition. There was a full field of export buyers at the rail with a number of Queensland and NSW export companies keen to acquire stock.
Very few trade buyers were operating and buyers struggle to compete against the stronger feedlot competition. There was a bigger group of
northern feedlot buyers in attendance and all were operating.
Price gains of 12c were recorded for trade heifers while the steer portion eased 10c/kg. Trade heifers sold from 250c to 280c, while trade
steers averaged 275c/kg. Light weight steers were limited and sold to strong bidding from restockers which resulted in a dearer trend of 8c/kg.
The well-bred lines made from 276c to 317c/kg. Prices for feeder steers were the standout of the sale with major feedlots keen to obtain stock
pushing the price up to 21c/kg dearer. Feeder steers made from 265c to 326c/kg. Feeder heifers sold 14c higher, making from 244c to
Heavy bullocks sold down to 263c but generally were 8c dearer to average 273c/kg. Heavy C3 steers made from 255c to 282c/kg. It was a fair
to very good quality offering of cows. Rain in the north inspired a large field of northern buyers with prices surging 37c to 48c/kg. Heavy cows
sold from 234c to 260c/kg. D2 and D3 types made from 209c to 238c/kg. Store cows were few, making from 213c to 219c/kg.