20 Jul Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 20/07/2020 comparison date 13/07/2020
Numbers were similar and quality was fair to very good. There was an excellent selection of trade cattle which were keenly sought by a major
domestic processor. Secondary cattle were well supplied while heavy cattle were limited. Not all the regular export buyers were in attendance.
The usual contingent of domestic and feedlot buyers was operating along with some restocker competition.
In the trade market steers suitable for the trade gained 10c to 15c to average 394c with a single pen of European steers recording a top price
of 430c/kg. Trade heifers sold to significantly stronger competition benefited by robust demand from lot feeders. The stronger competition
meant prices bounced 10c making from 330c to 393c/kg. There was a notable softening for feeder steers, 400 to 500kg, with prices easing
back 5c to 8c to average 395c/kg. Feeder heifers regained last week’s losses jumping 15c to average 383c/kg for the medium weights.
Not all processors operated in the export run. Heavy steers and bullocks prices eased slightly making from 320c to 385c/kg. Heavy heifers
were well supplied and a major domestic processor keenly contested the younger portion. The bulk selling from 340c to 386c/kg. In the cow
market, not all processors operated. Heavy well finished cows sold to slightly weaker trends making from 282c to 310c/kg. The bulk of the
leaner types sold from 260c to 293c/kg. Store cows were limited making from 285c to 310c/kg.