Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle

Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle

Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 22/06/2020 comparison date 15/06/2020
Yarding 2040
Change -1520

Numbers dropped significantly after good rains across the supply area. The market is heading into the end of the financial year in good form,
with most major categories of stock showing a significant lift in price. The feature of the market was a pen of 22 PTIC Angus cows returning to
the paddock weighing 515kg and making $1,950/head. The usual field of buyers were in attendance along with a major domestic buyer after
a lengthy absence.
The pick of the vealers gained 20c selling from 390c to 354c/kg. Trade steers were keenly sought by niche butcher orders which resulted in a
price lift of 35c/kg. The better finished steers made from 414c to 454c/kg. A lack of well finished heifers pushed prices 20c higher to average
408c/kg. Lighter weight feeder steers were a standout performer with many sales above 420c to average 419c/kg. Feeder heifers were paid
premium prices of up to 408c to average 401c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks were in limited numbers and most buyers were eager to capture a market share of the younger stock C3 and
C4 steers sold from 310c to 414c/kg. The cow market generally weakened 5c/kg. Heavy cows sold from 290c to 315c/kg. Leaner grades were
limited making from 285c to 296c/kg. Store cows sold from 282c to 382c/kg.