29 Sep Wagga Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Detailed Saleyard Report – Cattle
Market information provided by MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service
Wagga report date 28/09/2020 comparison date 21/09/2020
Numbers declined slightly and quality was quite good a reflection of the magnificent spring conditions. There were some excellent trade cattle
which were keenly sought by all domestic processors. Secondary cattle were in reasonable supply, while heavy cattle numbers were like last
week. Not all the regular export buyers were in attendance, the usual contingent of domestic and feedlot buyers were operating along with
some restocker competition. Restocker competition was ground to almost a halt, with far to much weight in the yarding. Light weight steers
and heifers were few and far between.
In the trade market steers suitable for the trade were 4c dearer to average 399c with a single pen of European cross steers recording a top
price of 431c/kg. Trade heifers sold to very strong demand benefited by robust bidding from domestic processors and feedlots. The better
presented heifers over 400kg with not too much fat cover sold from 375c to 410c/kg. Lighter weight grass finished heifers made from 385c to
405c/kg. Prices for feeder steers were 2c to 4c dearer, with 400 to 500kg weight range averaged 399c/kg. Feeder heifers gained by 1c to 6c,
with the lighter weights averaging 396c/kg.
Not all processors operated in the export run. Heavy steers and bullocks sold to strong competition from domestic and export processors along
with feedlot competition for the well bred younger steers. Prices for C3 steers and bullocks ranged from 323c to 393c/kg. Heavy heifers were
well supplied and a major domestic processor keenly contested the younger portion. The bulk selling from 318c to 386c/kg.
In the cow market not all processors operated. Heavy well finished cows sold from 288c to 308c/kg. The bulk of the leaner sold from 268c to