18 May Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 18/05/2020 comparison date 11/05/2020
Numbers were marginally lower. On the back of last week’s dearer market producers were motivated, offloading mostly lighter weight weaners
under 350kg. Price results however, were mixed over secondary categories. It was the usual group of processors and feedlots, along with
restocking demand from the local area and Victoria.
There was less demand for light weight secondary weaner steers and heifers, with prices for steers easing 13c/kg and more in places. Young
weaner steers, 200-280kg, returning to the paddock sold to weaker competition making from 473c to 516c/kg. There were a few more orders
in place for store heifers, 200-280kg, with the bulk selling to dearer trends, averaging $1,033/head. Secondary steers suitable to feed-on, sold
to the usual group of buyers. Medium weight steers, 400-500kg, gained 10c, making from 385c to 415c/kg. The lighter weight portion sold
from 366c to 430c/kg. There was only a single heifer purchased by the trade, while two pens of steers weighing, 400-500kg, sold at 390c and
410c/kg. The pick of the vealers were to few to quote, making from 389c to 420c/kg.
Both export and domestic buyer competition was stronger over the limited few heavy steers and bullocks. Heavy grown steers reached a top
price of 376c and bullocks to 383c/kg. The cow market gained 5c to 6c/kg, with sales strong over all classes. Heavy cows sold from 290c to
330c/kg. Leaner grades sold at 255c to 310c/kg. Store cows were keenly sought, selling at 260c to 334c/kg.