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 08/02/2021 comparison date 01/02/2021
Yarding 3400
Change 150

Despite another drenching of rain across the supply area numbers increased. The standout of the sale was a bigger buying group of feedlots
and restockers, who upped the ante at the commencement of the sale. A significant portion of the stock purchased traveled to northern
feedlots and paddocks. Not all the usual processors were in attendance. Export and domestic processors struggled to match the higher prices
given by feedlots and restockers.
There was a limited supply of vealer and the pick sold from 470c to 496c/kg. Trade steers were keenly sought by both feedlots and processors
which resulted in a dearer trend of 35c/kg. The better finished steers made from 410c to 444c/kg. Trade heifers 400 to 500kg benefited from
the relentless pressure of feedlots trying to procure enough supplies. Trade heifers bounced 15c to average 426c/kg. Light weight feeder
heifers were paid premium prices of up to 482c to average 457c/kg. Steers 330 to 400kg suitable to feed on were tracked strongly by a big
field of buyers who lifted prices 5c to record a top price of 516c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks were in greater numbers and most buyers were eager to capture a market share of the younger stock. C3
and C4 steers sold from 355c to 410c/kg. Heavy steers made headlines when feedlots and processors clashed for the younger stock. Prices
jumped up to 15c dearer for the feeder steers selection selling at 396c to 456c/kg. Heavy heifers with sold from 346c to 390c/kg.
A shortage of cows kept prices unchanged to a few cents easier. Heavy cows selling from 288c to 319c/kg