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 06/07/2020 comparison date 29/06/2020
Yarding 2900
Change 400

Numbers lifted in a fair to good quality offering. The market was influenced by weak domestic processor competition over all categories. The
usual group of buyers were present however, some processors were not operating fully. In the trade market, yearling steers sold to fluctuating
competition with buyers not prepared to chase the market. The weaker demand resulted in a price correction 17c/kg.
Most sales ranged from 369c to 415c with a single isolated sale to 444c/kg for a pen of European steers. Heifers sold to weak competition
easing 24c to average 371c/kg. There was little change for feeder steers, 330 to 400kg selling from 392c to 425c/kg. Medium weight feed
steers sold 9c cheaper to average 403c/kg. Feeder heifers prices softened 10c/kg due in part to a reduced number of feeder orders. The main
lines of feeder heifers averaged 386c/kg.
Despite a seasonal shortage of heavy cattle prices, weekened over all weight categories. The bulk of the C3 and C4 steers sold at 305c to
400c/kg. Heavy heifers were well supplied, and a major supermarket keenly contested the younger portion. Heavy heifers over 500kg sold
from 310c to 395c/kg. In the cow market bidding was subdued. Heavy well finished cows eased 11c making from 284c to 315c/kg. The bulk of
the leaner types sold up to 13c cheaper making from 255c to 295c/kg.